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Old 11-01-2012, 08:03 AM   #1
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Refrig replacing Dometic 2001 Mtn. Aire

At the present time my double door Dometic Refrig. quit working, would like to replace it with residential refrig. Has anyone had a residential refrig installed, and which make and model did you install. The furnace is under the present refrig. What was the procedure you used to install residential refrig. Thank you. Allen
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:13 AM   #2
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I chose the Samsung RF197 model however, I did not have anything under my Norcold 1200 except storage so the installation was easy.

For people with heaters under their RV fridge, there is a Frigidaire model that will fit into the existing opening without any cabinet modifications.

Checkout this model. Frigidaire FFHT 1513L

Goto: Frigidaire FFHT1513L 14.8 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator with 2 Sliding Wire Shelves, Store-More Gallon Door Bins, Full-Width Freezer Rack and Ready-Select Controls

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Old 11-01-2012, 11:53 AM   #3
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I chose the Samsung RF197 model however, I did not have anything under my Norcold 1200 except storage so the installation was easy.

For people with heaters under their RV fridge, there is a Frigidaire model that will fit into the existing opening without any cabinet modifications.

Checkout this model. Frigidaire FFHT 1513L

Goto: Frigidaire FFHT1513L 14.8 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator with 2 Sliding Wire Shelves, Store-More Gallon Door Bins, Full-Width Freezer Rack and Ready-Select Controls

Dr4Film ----- Richard
Unlike the op, we have the single door Dometic NDR1062 in our unit and it also has the furnace underneath. I'm at the point where a replacement will be forthcoming soon but am debating whether to have a new Amish cooling unit installed as this would be the most economical/feasible choice and their reliability is pretty well documented. On the other hand, I've never been real keen on installing a residential unit due to possible extensive cabinetry work needed. We do have (4) 6v batteries and a 2000 watt inverter/charger which should be adequate if we do decide to go the residential route. Your answer to the op's post has mentioned the possible availability of a Frigidaire 14.8 cu ft unit that supposedly will slide right in to the existing space without any mods needed and I'm assuming the ability to run using a modified sine wave inverter.
(The price sure is nice)Do you have knowledge of any prior links where someone has does this exchange?
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Here is a thread discussion on doing the same thing with links to some conversions both residential and the cooling unit change built by Amish company.
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We went with the Amish unit, and couldn't be happier. Wife feels the Amish unit has provided the same or better cooling than she has in our home refrigerators, and we run it on temperature setting 3. Our old Norcold cooling unit required a temp setting of 7 to get close to the current cooling unit.
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