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Old 05-29-2015, 06:35 PM   #1
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Samsung refrigerator

Thanks so much for the responses re; installing Samsung refridgerator. It's a beautiful thing! My husband and I pulled the fire hazard Norcold that didn't work. He pulled the passenger seat & the 2 of us got the new one in. While we travel it runs off the inverter. He's thinking he will wire it so one inverter will be a dedicated line to the refer.
We bought an 18c.f.. Didn't lose any space or drawers.
Thanks to the 3 who responded and BIG thanks to the guy who phoned!
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:37 PM   #2
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We're glad you're happy and that you were able to find all the help, and info, you needed.

Now the real question , is the beer cold yet?
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:46 AM   #3
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What is the model number of the frig you bought?
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Old 05-31-2015, 07:55 PM   #4
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I'm jealous, I would love to get rid of the Norcold but it's not in the cards right now.
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:27 PM   #5
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Same with us. All I could think about was the poor performing NOcold everytime we used the coach.

I finished my Samsung install just 3 weeks ago. I did loose a drawer but only because I wanted the fridge installed low in the opening. Great, safe fridge with lots of space.


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try this link ... http://www.homedepot.com/p/Samsung-3...NBSP/205532593
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:22 AM   #6
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I'm seriously tempted to replace my Norcold 1200 series with one of Samsung's home units. My questions for those of you that have already pulled the trigger are a: how do you secure the unit to the coach so it doesn't topple over on rough roads or sharp corners, and b: what do you do to keep the doors closed while traveling? Are the factory closing latches sufficient to keep them closed, or did you have to devise come device to hold them shut?
I also have questions about power consumption. I have a 50 amp generator, so power either with the generator running or on shore power is not an issue. But what about inverter draw in those parks that limit generator run times to basically daytime hours? We recently dry camped at a State park that had a 7PM to 7AM curfew for generators. Will the battery pack on your normal Class A motorhome keep up overnight?
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:44 AM   #7
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My Norcold works fantastic. I love the ability to power it by either propane or electric.

There are a lot of very happy Norcold owners out there, and a few like you that apparently got bad units. There are a few bad Samsung units, too.

Good Luck!

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We have Samsung 18 cu. ft. and it draws 1.1 AMP AC and the Inverter draws another 1 - 2 AMPS. We have a 3 house batteries for a total of 300 AMPS. Which gives us about 6 hours before the batteries are down to 50% of full charge assuming the fridge runs 50% of the time. The wildcard is the inside coach temp and how much the fridge needs to run. Bottom line is that you would need 400 - 600 AMPS of battery to run for 12 hours without the generator and not going below 50% of full charge to save your batteries. You can calculate your needs at batterystuff.com on their calculators.
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We secure the doors on the fridg and freezer with 2 inch velcro works fine. The fridge is secured to the floor with screws on the bottom of the unit. Great unit it is a samsung I think it is a model 197 but now there is a new model number.
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What I did was bought 2 conduit clamps and fitted them over the wheels and ran 2 screws down at the back then put a small inner tube on the top of the fridge and between the ceiling.
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The new model number for the Samsung 33" french door fridge is RF18HFENBSR in stainless. Also available in white or black. Home Depot has a great black friday sale running through 12/2 for $998 on the stainless model. I just ordered one for our 2002 Monaco Dynasty Baroness and can't wait to get it installed! The space is prepped now after taking out the old Norcold. All I had to do was lower the floor above the drawers about 5 inches. Am able to retain the drawers below by shortening them.
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The new model number for the Samsung 33" french door fridge is RF18HFENBSR in stainless. Also available in white or black. Home Depot has a great black friday sale running through 12/2 for $998 on the stainless model. I just ordered one for our 2002 Monaco Dynasty Baroness and can't wait to get it installed! The space is prepped now after taking out the old Norcold. All I had to do was lower the floor above the drawers about 5 inches. Am able to retain the drawers below by shortening them.

Great price. Note that you have to add it to the cart to see the $998 price.

I have a great side by side Dometic that just does not want to quit.
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I also checked, normal list price was $1248 but when you add it to the cart it shows at $998.

Don't know if I'm ready to pull the trigger on changing the refrigerator right now but will definitely be thinking about it.
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How did you get the units out and in the rv?
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