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Old 08-09-2018, 08:52 PM   #1
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Samsung fridge installed

This was a project that I took on because we had our 2003 coach burn up due to our Norcold fridge catching our coach on fireClick image for larger version

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Good job and I don't need to tell you, well worth it. I secured my Samsung RF197 in three ways:


1) I turned the front leveling brackets around so instead of sticking out the front they are closer to the front frame of the fridge. Then I replaced the leveling screws with bolts that came up through a metal angle that I installed under fridge (before it was installed) into the leveling brackets.


2) I fabricated a L-shaped bracket that I secured to the frame of the fridge in the back and reaching through the old Norcold opening in the side of the rig I was able to bolt that bracket to the platform the fridge is sitting on.


3) I cut two small hard rubber blocks (approx. 2" x1/2") and forced them into the small space between the side of the fridge and the cabinet trim towards the top on both sides. This probably wasn't necessary, but it does keep the top very secure from moving side to side (front to back on the coach).


I'm sure there are plenty of other ways to safely secure it, but this worked for me. Congrats on the new fridge and good luck.
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Thank you for the info I will try and use some of your innovative ways to secure the fridge.
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Thank you for the info I will try and use some of your innovative ways to secure the fridge.
As this was done with only hours to spare before a Family reunion at the Beach the attachments were SIMPLE

Just a couple of metal straps drilled to work the Bolt Holes on the Hinge.

Then I reversed the floor levelers and cut two pieces of oak flooring to hold the bottom in at the rollers (These will be replaced with Stained Maple when I get the chance) everything worked fine, no overkill, just KISS systems that worked fine.

Hope the Pictures attached - Can't rotate the one of the Refrig - but you can zoom into see the Oak wheel locks.

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I'm doing our install this weekend with a new RF18. Looking at the spec sheets it looks like it will fit in the driver's side escape window which is 27"H×51"W. I'll have to remove the doors from the new fridge to get it down to 24.6"

How did you guys get yours in the rig?
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Very nice install. I'm sorry you lost your coach. When I removed our Norcold I found burned hoses behind it. It was a fire waiting to happen. See the picture in post #1.
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/samsung-refrigerator-install-in-2004-monaco-signature-356096.html

I secured the rear floor pan of the RF18 with 2" long Sprax screws and fender washers. See the picture in post #4.

I secured the front of the RF18 with alum brackets I made out of 3" x 3" angle aluminum. See post #5.

Norm, I had our RF18 delivered from Home Depot. The delivery crew removed the doors and carried it into the coach for me. I tipped them well.

My wife says the RF18 is the best thing we have ever done to our coach. She absolutely loves it as she was the one constantly struggling with the Norcold.
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i used long deck screws through the rear pan in factory holes and then made brackets for the front wheels to lock them to the floor and i used a bracket off the old norcold as a last resort bracket if it jumps all the others
plus a bar across the top about half way back that is 1/2 above the fridge so it if tilts it get stuck.
I have several thousands miles on this set up.
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I'm doing our install this weekend with a new RF18. Looking at the spec sheets it looks like it will fit in the driver's side escape window which is 27"H×51"W. I'll have to remove the doors from the new fridge to get it down to 24.6"

How did you guys get yours in the rig?
Through the Window, sure beats the front door and removing the seat - was Just easy -

http://www.irv2.com/forums/attachmen...1&d=1534909414

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If you don't have forks just work off the back of a Pickup.
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Helped a friend on his Monaco. 4 people and a pickup. Took the side window out brought the new one in and the old one out. Other than a few cuts on my hands it was pretty painless.
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I'm doing our install this weekend with a new RF18. Looking at the spec sheets it looks like it will fit in the driver's side escape window which is 27"H×51"W. I'll have to remove the doors from the new fridge to get it down to 24.6"

How did you guys get yours in the rig?


Thru driver side window
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I'm doing our install this weekend with a new RF18. Looking at the spec sheets it looks like it will fit in the driver's side escape window which is 27"H×51"W. I'll have to remove the doors from the new fridge to get it down to 24.6"

How did you guys get yours in the rig?

My RF197 went through the door. I only needed to remove the passenger seat (four bolts).

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I'm doing our install this weekend with a new RF18. Looking at the spec sheets it looks like it will fit in the driver's side escape window which is 27"H×51"W. I'll have to remove the doors from the new fridge to get it down to 24.6"

How did you guys get yours in the rig?

Could you provide the complete Samsung Model Number of the RF18? We have a 2003 TS Select 41DS02 with the Norcold 1200LRIM and would like to replace with Samsung.

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could you provide the complete samsung model number of the rf18? We have a 2003 ts select 41ds02 with the norcold 1200lrim and would like to replace with samsung.

Thank you


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