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Old 01-23-2022, 08:03 PM   #1
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RV Refrigerator Dometic NDR 1292 need to be replaced and I looking for one that will fit. What about Norcold 1210IM? Any suggestions. Thanks
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Are you replacing in kind- propane/electric- or converting to residential?
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Not sure. We were thinking about a residential and couldn't find an exact fit. So I started looking at the LP and AC.
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Had a Norcold aka never cold frig. never liked it. New 5er has a 12V frig. love it. Ice in matter of few hrs. mine is 10cubic ft. Doesn't have an ice maker but i get buy without it.
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If interested in converting your unit to compressor type do search for JC Refrigeration. Converted mine to 120 unit and happy.
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Old 01-24-2022, 10:49 AM   #6
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Dometic NDR 1292 Dimensions

Fridge
59 31/32" H
33 11/16" W
25 15/16" D

Cutout/recess area
59 1/16" H
32 3/4" W
24" D


RV Fridge Dimensions are listed by Dometic and Norcold
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There are several residential refrigerators that will fit your current opening with only minor mods. I decided on a Frigidaire FFTR1022QB which, once removing the doors, fit thru my door opening. (current model FFET1022UB)

I did a ton of research before replacing my Norcold RV refrigerator and this one came out #1 by far. If you plan to make the conversion, there are some issues.
1. These fridges are not built-ins and will require clearance for air circulation. The Frigidaire needs only an inch on either side, which is probably all you'll have anyway. The back only requires 2" clearance. Other brands wanted far more. Don't be tempted to skip that. They do call for 12" on top, which is impossible for a MH. Instead I installed fans (see #2 below).
2. Operating temperature. Other brands I looked at said their fridge wouldn't operate below 60 or above 90 degrees, and warned against using in a garage. No such restriction on the Frigidaire. Just keep it between 10 and 110 degrees, per the manual.
3. It fit my existing opening with only minor modification.

Installation:
1. I installed a separate 120v outlet controlled by a switch inside the MH so that I could easily turn the unit off when not needed without going outside to pull the plug (some units do not have an on/off switch).
2. I chose not to seal off the existing outside openings. I put a screen on the lower opening and installed 3ea. 12v fans in the upper vent to assure good air circulation. I used the 12v wiring from the old Norcold and put the fans on a thermally controlled line with a separate switch inside my MH.
3. In the back, I anchored the unit by putting 2 lag bolts through the bottom metal rails of the refrigerator into the flooring.
4. Inside, I attached (using 3m 3M Scotch 4910 VHB Tape 2 sided tape) 2 metal brackets to the top of the refrigerator and then screwed these to the wood above the refrigerator. I then trimmed around the perimeter of the fridge with black plastic L channel which I purchased from Display Products online ( Extrusions by Display Products Online). This can be purchased with the tape already attached.
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