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Old 02-06-2011, 08:11 AM   #1
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Advice - Old fridge fix or replace

Well the fridge in the 1987 Holiday Rambler stopped working last night. We are full time RVing it at this point so it needs to be resolved. The question I am looking for some advice on is whether we should look at having it fixed or just replace it (used or new).

We are on a fixed budget and the expense at this point is not good but.... We are going to move to Alaska come the spring and will likely have to live in the RV through the summer and possibly even the next winter although that is not the desired plan.

I figure a used one will come in around $500 and up, a new one around $1000 and a repair I have no idea but a quick search for parts looks like many of them are around $300. Is a fridge from 1987 worth putting a dime in to?

Thanks for the advice in advance.
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Lots of refrigerators should be available on the used market since many RVers are updating. I would contact some dealers and see what may be out there.

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Well the fridge in the 1987 Holiday Rambler stopped working last night. We are full time RVing it at this point so it needs to be resolved. The question I am looking for some advice on is whether we should look at having it fixed or just replace it (used or new).

We are on a fixed budget and the expense at this point is not good but.... We are going to move to Alaska come the spring and will likely have to live in the RV through the summer and possibly even the next winter although that is not the desired plan.

I figure a used one will come in around $500 and up, a new one around $1000 and a repair I have no idea but a quick search for parts looks like many of them are around $300. Is a fridge from 1987 worth putting a dime in to?

Thanks for the advice in advance.
If you were happy with it before it gave out, then fix it. It will be as good as new or even better.
If you buy a used take out, how long will it last ? Will it fit without doing alot of work ?
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If you decide to replace the cooling unit I suggest: RV Cooling Unit Warehouse.
If you want investigate last years closeouts or used units, one of these companies might have what you want: RV Salvage
Keep in mind it is not just the cooling unit that is 24 years old. If you replace the cooling unit or buy used, other parts can/will break too at some point. A new Norcold comes with a 3 year warranty.
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