Originally Posted by pxr177
My Norcold recently died, so I have been through all of this personally. Youtube was very helpful in showing how to get it out of the cabinet. Of course, I removed the doors ( the easy part) Because of the yellow cake on the back, I assumed that all the gas had leaked out. Not so.
First I unscrewed the pipes etc from the back. Not easy because of the location of the screws. All that was holding it on were the pipes, so I cut into them with a sawz all. Got a blast of gas, but I avoided most of it.. Had to wait a few hours for the fumes to dissipate. Then I finished the cutting and it came out easily in two big parts.
We never boondock, except the odd night at Camp Walmart. We never run down the road with the propane on, so the propane feature is useless to us. I found a Hi-Sense 4.4 Cu ft electric fridge at Costco for $150 Cdn. Its size easily fits the cabinet, and will fit the RV doors.
It leaves room for a shelf above and below. The fridge chamber is slightly larger than the fridge part of the Norcold. There is no freezer. But I have room elsewhere for a 1.5 cu ft chest freezer that is slightly bigger than the Norcold. Total cost under $400 cdn, versus $1500 for a Norcold. Now I have to fancy up the area, and insulate so the cold does not come in through the vent
Consider yourself lucky with that blast of gas you received.
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