I finally made the decision to replace my crummy Norcold 1200LRM fridge with the Samsung RF197 that many folks have used as a retrofit. I called around today to check on pricing of the Samsung and was told by Home Depot that Samsung has discontinued this model. It has been replaced with the Samsung RF217. While the RF217 is the same height and width as the RF197, it is 2 inches deeper, meaning it will stick out of an existing fridge cutout that much more. The newer model is 2 cubic feet larger so it will have more room, but if depth is a concern like it is for me, this may make the Samsung no longer a viable option for some RV retrofits.
I was able to find a local appliance store that still had 10 of the 197's in stock, but they were the only store I could find that still had them...I almost waited too long. If you have been thinking of doing the same retrofit, I suggest you donít wait any longer.
is a link to the specs of the new RF217.
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