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Old 10-17-2013, 09:13 PM   #169
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on my top fridge bottom freezer Lg I made up a knob with a felt pad that screws in to the opposite side door thread that you would use if you wanted an opposite hand door
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In looking at other threads since mine started I see more and more issues with Dometic and Norcold fridges. I now have 4 computer fans that I can put to other uses since they aren't needed to try to fix an inherent problem with the Dometic absorption unit that is good and gone.

The Samsung is still working perfectly and has been running since installation and now I am on my next project of installing engineered wood flooring in the MH and am about 2/3 done.

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Old 10-27-2013, 04:13 PM   #171
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thanks drfilm your in depth guide as it where is very helpful
i did find a samsung model RB195ACBP at best buy down from 1199.99 to 749.99 17.9 cu ft

I think I am going to order it in a few hrs, delivery says in 7 days.... goood thing we are home base and have a big fridge in the apartment

i wile post pics of the tear out and modifications...i need to drop my fridge shelf 4" which leaves me 2 between the heater and the support board

24.25 width in the naked form will allow me to bring it in the front door....
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:46 PM   #172
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Make sure that you have plenty of room for the fridge and freezer doors to swing open. If it's in a slide then you shouldn't have any problem except when the slide is closed. If it isn't in a slide then measure carefully for the room to have the doors swing more than 90 degrees.

Looking forward to your photos and installation.

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thanks drfilm your in depth guide as it where is very helpful
i did find a samsung model RB195ACBP at best buy down from 1199.99 to 749.99 17.9 cu ft

I think I am going to order it in a few hrs, delivery says in 7 days.... goood thing we are home base and have a big fridge in the apartment

i wile post pics of the tear out and modifications...i need to drop my fridge shelf 4" which leaves me 2 between the heater and the support board

24.25 width in the naked form will allow me to bring it in the front door....
Sounds like a good deal. I think it is slightly smaller in capacity than the 197 but maybe it will fit in your space better. You will figure it out. I got mine in thru the door without the doors on. I'm sure glad I got mine installed and am eager to go camping but am working on the hardwood floor now. Almost finished. Let us know if you need info or encouragement.

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Old 11-02-2013, 07:52 PM   #174
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Update 0n Samsung install

It has taken some time to get things back together but I took my time in finishing the fridge install as the floor needed to be done before the final trim went back on. I have finished the engineered wood flooring and now for carpet for the slide and misc. places (step well, etc.)

I had to lower the floor of the fridge to make it fit and thus had to redo the woodwork under it to make it smaller. I also expanded the hallway by 2" (that was all I could get because the control wiring for much of the MH equipment was in that wall from floor and to ceiling) and those 2" made enough difference that you don't feel cramped opening the fridge doors. This also helped get the fridge into its space and might not have been able to without it. It also meant I had to redo the other side of the wall in the bathroom that gave away 2". I also rearranged the controls that are inset so the more frequently used ones are around eye level.

I have some pics of the fridge area and will start another thread on the flooring for those that are interested.

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Pictures

I uploaded 4 pics but when posting they went away.

I'll try again.

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Great Job, John!

It looks VERY professional.

Enjoy your new fridge and floor! Two of the best upgrades that you could have done to your coach.

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Old 11-04-2013, 12:49 PM   #177
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Paz could you send me a pic of your refer upgrade. Im trying to start mine soon. Thx
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Powerboatr,

Another great looking residential installation in a RV!

Once more NotSoCold gone forever.

Welcome to the Samsung Club!

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Welcome to the Samsung Club!
We ought to organize a Samsung RV Club and get the manufacturer to recognize it!
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It has taken some time to get things back together but I took my time in finishing the fridge install as the floor needed to be done before the final trim went back on. I have finished the engineered wood flooring and now for carpet for the slide and misc. places (step well, etc.)

I had to lower the floor of the fridge to make it fit and thus had to redo the woodwork under it to make it smaller. I also expanded the hallway by 2" (that was all I could get because the control wiring for much of the MH equipment was in that wall from floor and to ceiling) and those 2" made enough difference that you don't feel cramped opening the fridge doors. This also helped get the fridge into its space and might not have been able to without it. It also meant I had to redo the other side of the wall in the bathroom that gave away 2". I also rearranged the controls that are inset so the more frequently used ones are around eye level.

I have some pics of the fridge area and will start another thread on the flooring for those that are interested.

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Another great looking residential installation in a RV!

Once more NotSoCold gone forever.

Welcome to the Samsung Club!

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thanks
I am proud of the fact neither my wife or I were seriously injured during the refit.
we were already extremely tired from the new puppy 4 hr schedule

I have to work out a door latch that doesn't look ugly?
I am really proud of the sliding panel in the rear, I had to put the fridge rear panle on after it was in the hole so i could use fasteners in the rear lower frame to secure it to the sub floor.

I was asked today about weight when its loaded with provisions...
weigh stop is in order
fridge weighs 218 and i have no idea how heavy food is going to be

oh and electric usage is half of the norcold in amps used
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