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Old 05-01-2011, 08:49 PM   #1
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I finally found the perfect little travel trailer to pull with my Kia. Only 2550 pounds and in great condition. One owner even, I never even tried to haggle got a great deal at $3400. The only thing she needs is a new two way fridge, they replaced the old one with a Home Depot model. I pick her up on Thursday, Can't wait!
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:04 PM   #2
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I like the inside plus it looks like a nice awning also. Awesome that you can tow it with your KIA.
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:31 PM   #3
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Great looking TT. Hope to see you on the road.
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:02 AM   #4
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I bet it won't take 3 swipes of the credit card to fill the KIA while towing like my rig does.
Have fun in your "new" trailer. Looks nice!
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:20 AM   #5
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Much bigger, and fancier, than our first! I'm confident it will be just the start.

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Nice!! But I wouldn't be in too much of a hurry to replace the fridge. Unless you are traveling long distances. The typical RV fridges don't cool very well, and are fraught with problems. A residential fridge should hold the cool well enough for a few hours of travel...some all day. We replaced ours after it broke down with a residential model. I do not miss the old Norcold at all!!
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Nice!! But I wouldn't be in too much of a hurry to replace the fridge. Unless you are traveling long distances. The typical RV fridges don't cool very well, and are fraught with problems. A residential fridge should hold the cool well enough for a few hours of travel...some all day. We replaced ours after it broke down with a residential model. I do not miss the old Norcold at all!!
While I agree that a residential fridge won't have the issues Norcold has I want to recommend you keep the fridge you have as John said and look at the tips and mods section of the IRV2 site for ways to make yours more efficient. Its a nice trailer but you can't afford to lose the space by installing a residential unit of right size. If or when you move to a larger trailer or Class A you could consider a replacement. Right now just enjoy your new purchase and have fun camping.
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While I agree that a residential fridge won't have the issues Norcold has I want to recommend you keep the fridge you have as John said and look at the tips and mods section of the IRV2 site for ways to make yours more efficient. Its a nice trailer but you can't afford to lose the space by installing a residential unit of right size. If or when you move to a larger trailer or Class A you could consider a replacement. Right now just enjoy your new purchase and have fun camping.
I think it already has a residential unit if I read the OP correctly. As I read it, they are planning on replacing the residential one with an RV type. I've been wrong before though...I've been married three times.
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I'm listening to your advice about the fridge, and yes There is a residential one sitting in the larger hole from the former rv unit. The problem is it doesn't fit. Any clever ideas on how to make it look correct? I think the gaps are too large for moulding. Also have any of you replaced wallpaper? I've done it at home but never in an rv. The current stuff is in perfect shape, just not really my taste.
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I'd try to find one that fits as close as possible, then trim the remaining gap with wood trim that matches the rest of the interior trim. That's what we did. New residential fridges, especially that size, are MUCH less expensive than an RV fridge. After we got ours in, you can't tell that it's a residential model except the apparent lack of propane switch and corresponding lights on top. We found ours at Lowes.

Also, this probably goes without saying, but make sure you fasten it down real well. You don't want it moving around in transit. We were able to run a few wood screws into the wooden base through the frame at the bottom of the unit.

As far as wallpaper goes, I'm not the guy to ask. I despise wallpaper!
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Great looking TT. Enjoy your travels and hopefully see you down the road.
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Nice rig. Congrats. Now let the adventures begin.

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I'm listening to your advice about the fridge, and yes There is a residential one sitting in the larger hole from the former rv unit. The problem is it doesn't fit. Any clever ideas on how to make it look correct? I think the gaps are too large for moulding. Also have any of you replaced wallpaper? I've done it at home but never in an rv. The current stuff is in perfect shape, just not really my taste.
IMHO, I would ask around on this tread for a real nice used RV fridge (might get it for shipping costs) and go back to original make sure to replace the cooling unit with an Amish one first. That way you can have it on while going down the road and boondock all you want.
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