Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-05-2014, 05:13 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 5
Samsung residential refrigerator

wanting to install a res. frig in a 2002 monaco windsor. wiil it work
__________________

__________________
lcstanfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-05-2014, 06:00 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Craig_R's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Huson, MT
Posts: 1,043
I can't speak to the 2002 Windsor, but we did have a Samsung RF197 installed into our 2005 Beaver Monterey and we love it. Here is a link to the owner's manual which may give you some guidance as to how big an opening you'll need to accommodate it.

Support - French Door RF197ABRS | Samsung Refrigerators
__________________

__________________
Craig & Donna
2005 Beaver Monterey Laguna IV (aka The Hotel Monterey)
2011 Jeep Liberty Limited
Craig_R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2014, 06:13 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
BFlinn181's Avatar
 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 16,239
I suggest you measure the space your present fridge is in. Add inches you could handle if you modify the opening width or height. If there's a cabinet underneath, look and see if you have something else tucked in that space. Also measure the width of your door, if it's not wide enough you might have to remove/re-install a window. Do you have room for more batteries to power an inverter to keep the 120 v refrigerator running longer? Remember, costs will include all of the mentioned items, reefer, inverter, batteries, etc.
__________________

Bob & Donna
'98 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager DP being pushed by a '00 Beetle TDI
BFlinn181 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2014, 06:36 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Craig_R's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Huson, MT
Posts: 1,043
Quote:
Originally Posted by BFlinn181 View Post
Do you have room for more batteries to power an inverter to keep the 120 v refrigerator running longer? Remember, costs will include all of the mentioned items, reefer, inverter, batteries, etc.
Just as an FYI the Samsung RF197 is more than 100% more electrically efficient as the Norcold LRIM 12XX that it will replace. My old Norcold used to draw 6-7 amps while the Samsung only draws 1 amp most of the time and on a rare occasion I've caught drawing 3 (Making Ice?). We've boondocked overnight without shore power for as long as 11-12 hours without hardly putting a dent in the batteries. Just fire up the generator in the morning long enough to make breakfast and everything is fine. Haven't had to add batteries, solar panels or change out the inverter. However, you will not be able to plug into the same outlet as the Norcold was plugged into. That outlet is not controlled be the inverter and when not plugged into shore power it is a dead outlet because the Norcold would be expected to switch over to LPG operation. Therefore, if your Norcold had an ice maker you should be able to plug into the ice maker outlet and everything will be fine. Otherwise, you'll need to rewire the reefer outlet so it operates off the inverter.
__________________
Craig & Donna
2005 Beaver Monterey Laguna IV (aka The Hotel Monterey)
2011 Jeep Liberty Limited
Craig_R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2014, 06:41 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 5
thanks for the info.
__________________
lcstanfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 08:45 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
National RV Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 616
I put an RF197 in last year and love it. Different MH but check out my thread Residential Refrigerators in a RV. Pics are here:

http://flickr.com/photos/zzjea/sets

Did all the work myself. Mine runs on MSW if there is no shore power (travelling, boondocking, etc.) You will need to do cabinet mods I'm sure. Mine went thru the door of my DP.

John
__________________
John & Deanie, Corky and Benji (best buddies)
2001 National Marlin 390 DP
"Try to live up to your dog's opinion of you."
zzjea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 12:11 PM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
 
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 18,078
The RF197 is no longer in production, but Samsung has a new 17.5 cu ft model, the RF18HFENB, that is very close in size.

For your specific coach, you need to measure very carefully to be sure any given fridge will work. Depth, height, width, door swing depth, space for freezer drawer to pull out, etc. Also make sure you have room to slide the new fridge into the cabinet opening - sometimes a cabinet opposite gets in the way when trying to slide it in.

An example: A friend bought a Whirlpool for his coach and discovered that he could not get it into the hole without first removing the door and bottom freezer drawer. Then he found he couldn't get the freezer drawer back in once the fridge was in place. It would have fit fine if only he could get it into place. Instead, he had to return that one and get a slightly smaller model.
__________________
Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition
Home is in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Summers in Black Mountain, NC
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2014, 03:10 PM   #8
Member
 
lburson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 31
Samsung refrigerator

Just finished installing the Samsung 197 in a 2000 Discovery,Real happy with the results. Width was fine, just fit the opening. Height, had to allow for 10", lowered the floor 4" and raised the height opening 6". As you can see from the photos, the Dometic Ref. was working when pulled out, but the leaking and corrosion were about to put an end to the Dometic. The floor was completely rotted out. I don't know what was holding it up. I bought this Samsung from US Appliance for $1,230 delivered to the front door. I have heard that production for this model has stopped, but I am sure they have a replacement. I chose the Samsung because of the dimensions and what I had heard here on the forums.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	007.jpg
Views:	118
Size:	320.0 KB
ID:	75979   Click image for larger version

Name:	004.jpg
Views:	135
Size:	244.3 KB
ID:	75983  

Click image for larger version

Name:	005.jpg
Views:	254
Size:	242.5 KB
ID:	75984   Click image for larger version

Name:	003.jpg
Views:	140
Size:	202.3 KB
ID:	75985  

__________________
lburson
2000 Fleetwood Discovery
A Work in Process!
lburson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2014, 01:55 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
jcthorne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 474
The Samsung 197 will not fit where our Dometic NDR1062 is located. Most all of the conversions folks show on the forums are for replacing side by side units. Ours is a 10cu ft single door. Its getting long on the tooth and would like to go with a residential as a replacement. Suggestions?
__________________
38ft 2008 Damon Daybreak 3575 (forward kitchen)on Ford 22,000lb chasis, 242" WB.
jcthorne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2014, 02:01 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,471
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcthorne View Post
The Samsung 197 will not fit where our Dometic NDR1062 is located. Most all of the conversions folks show on the forums are for replacing side by side units. Ours is a 10cu ft single door. Its getting long on the tooth and would like to go with a residential as a replacement. Suggestions?
Look at Lowes or Home Depot online. I found a Haier unit that looks like it'll fit in our rig. One thing is, it's not Energy Star rated.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2014, 02:12 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
BFlinn181's Avatar
 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 16,239
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcthorne View Post
The Samsung 197 will not fit where our Dometic NDR1062 is located. Most all of the conversions folks show on the forums are for replacing side by side units. Ours is a 10cu ft single door. Its getting long on the tooth and would like to go with a residential as a replacement. Suggestions?
I suggest you measure maximum space allowances (height/width/depth) then go shopping with a tape measure. Look at apartment sized refrigerator/freezers.
__________________

Bob & Donna
'98 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager DP being pushed by a '00 Beetle TDI
BFlinn181 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2014, 03:21 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Sky_Boss's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: ON THE ROAD...SOMEWHERE
Posts: 6,069
Quote:
Originally Posted by lburson View Post
Just finished installing the Samsung 197 in a 2000 Discovery,Real happy with the results. ...
We have a few inches more between the right side door and the wall. Even with that, if we needed to reorganized the shelves we will have to remove the right side door to do it. Otherwise...WE LOVE IT!
__________________

__________________
Don, Sandee & GSD Zeus. Guardian GSDs Gunny (7/11/15) & Thor (5/5/15)
2006 DSDP 4320, Spartan MM IFS, 2013 CR-V, Blue Ox Avail, SMI AF1, Samsung 197R Refer.
Sky_Boss is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
refrigerator



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Residential Refrigerator trikeleader RV Systems & Appliances 17 09-21-2014 11:07 AM
Samsung RF197 Refrigerator Discontinued Gadget Man iRV2.com General Discussion 5 08-30-2014 03:39 PM
Bounder: Residential Refrigerator novi2some Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 3 07-09-2014 09:03 AM
Residential Refrigerator / MSW vs PSW Inverter Robin_M RV Systems & Appliances 53 06-26-2014 09:24 PM
Samsung RF197 Refrigerator Problem in Excel drfife Excel Owner's Forum 10 05-15-2014 06:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.