Originally Posted by jerboy
The 18cf Samsung would require quite a bit of remodel to replace the Norcold 12oo in our coach. Fuse panel and inverter would have to move. Is there a model that fits in the hole without a bunch of work?
I had an 06, 38J. If I recall correctly you have a pull out drawer under half of the refer and in the other half a fuse/breaker panel behind a door panel and then the CONVERTER (battery charger) is behind that, under the refrigerator.
If you find that the Samsung's (or any other reasonable option) width and depth are not a problem then the height is more easily worked around. While we didn't make this conversion in our previous 38J, we had a similar problem with a furnace below our refer in the DSDP. There was room to lower the refer floor a few inches and then go vertical a little bit. In your case you would want to figure a way to deal with the breaker panel and lower the refer floor.
Personally, that storage space above the refer was useless because it wasn't sealed in the back to stop things from falling behind and created that much more "dead space" reducing the Norcold's performance. It wouldn't take that much to re-trim everything in the process. Of course, I speak from a perspective of having professionals do the work since I don't have the talents to properly do wood work.
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