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Old 12-03-2014, 08:12 PM   #1
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How many have up graded their refers to residential?
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:16 PM   #2
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there have been a few threads regarding this subject. just do a search for residential refrigerators.
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Nope, 12 cu ft is plenty big enough for the 2 of us.
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:02 AM   #4
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Most of the conversions have been in motorhomes. We did one in ours. A lot of people are satisfied with their RV refrigerator, but we wouldn't go back - EVER! IMO, residential refrigerators are much more reliable, they have more interior space for the same exterior space (we installed an 18 cu ft RR in place of the 12 cu ft Norcold), they make ice much faster, they keep food fresher longer, and frozen food is frozen solid. I have to get the ice cream out and let it sit on the counter for several minutes to soften before I can even attempt scoop it out.

We have a new 5th wheel on order. It comes with a residential refrigerator as standard equipment. Many of the mid-range and higher motorhomes have had residential refrigerators as standard equipment for the past 6 or 7 years, and the trend is spreading to 5th wheels as more and more RVers see the benefits of residential.
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I notice you must have a Monaco. On the Monaco owner's forum on this website you will find a ton of information. Just do a search for Samsung RF197 and there are pages of info. Not sure if it is still available but it was the residential fridge of choice. It is the one we ordered with our fifth wheel. We had a Monaco (Holiday Rambler) dp prior to our current rig and I did the upgrade to the Samsung a couple of years before we sold it. That is one of things that helped sell the rig so fast. The Norcold 1200 that came with it was a problem with uneven cooling from day 1 no matter what I tried to do to make it better.
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Did you read the question?

Wanted to know HOW MANY have changed to a residential, in a 5er? Not how to.
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If we have to change the fridge in the 5er again it will be to a residential.
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Wanted to know HOW MANY have changed to a residential, in a 5er? Not how to.
Excuse me. Thought I was being helpful but guess not.
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I changed ours to residential.Wife says best mod I have done. 2011 Landmark
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Was it your intention to JUST find out how many have made the conversion? I think most people reading your post would make the obvious leap to the possibility that you were considering the change, and were just wanting to help you.
And then I ask a question myself--what does it add to your situation to just know how many have made the change?
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How many have upgraded their refers to residential?

I don't know how to accurately get to that number. It seems like the upgrade is a pretty popular mod, at least among those who frequent the forums that I watch. I suppose you could ask how many HAVE NOT done the upgrade and try to iterate from those responses... \ken
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Was it your intention to JUST find out how many have made the conversion? I think most people reading your post would make the obvious leap to the possibility that you were considering the change, and were just wanting to help you.
And then I ask a question myself--what does it add to your situation to just know how many have made the change?
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YES, that was my intention. Have you NO curiosity to know or do you know it all. What's the ratio of changes, is it as many as motorhomes?
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It may be interesting to know something like that - I guess. Wonder how many who replace the fridge in a MH change to residential?
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How many have up graded their refers to residential?
Not everyone considers those to be an upgrade.

IF I ever change from my dual fuel (Propane/Electric) to a all electric (dual voltage) it will be a high efficiency one not a residential power hog.

I have a very high effiency freezer I am very impressed with,
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