Keeping the BEERS cold...

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  1. Jodi

    Jodi Veteran Member

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    Two weeks ago my campers fridge broke, the cooling unit sprung a leak. The cost to buy another RV fridge or another cooling unit is more than what I'm willing to spend.

    I decided to look for a residential (compressor fridge) to replace the RV (absorption fridge) found one that is comparable in size to my RV fridge and cost 3x less :D

    Here's the before and after...
    The ever problematic RV fridge on top and the plug it in and forget about it residential fridge on the bottom.


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    RS1979 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Nice. Did you have to do a lot of modifications to make it work?
     
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    Good improvement and looks good too. Might check the air flow in and out of the system, tight fit there. Will a keg fit in that?
     
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    No... It's quite easy actually, very straight forward.

    Disconnect and plug the propane supply line at back of the fridge (check for leak after), disconnect and secure the 12v source (two wires) and unplug the fridge from the electrical outlet. The unit is secured with 6 wood screws...lol (2 on the back and 4 on the front). Remove these screws and then the unit is ready to come out.
    Place the new one inside the cabinet, level and secured with bolts and nuts then plug it in. The job took a little over 2 hrs including clean up.
     
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    Thanks... I was concern about the air flow too.
    You can't see it from the pics. but I installed a 4" vent on the side of the cabinet plus the rear access panel is vented along with the roof vent.
    I might also add a little fan in there to help with the air circulation.

    I don't think a keg will fit. lol... but I can definitely put more beer inside :). The new fridge is bigger inside 7.5 vs 6.0 cubic ft.
     
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    My camper came new with a fridge like that
    It's nice, I just can't use the propane option, but I'd rather the bigger space
     
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    I preferred the bigger space too.
    We always go to camp ground with full hook up and if we go boondocking I take my generator with.
     
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    I was never a big fan of the propane design any way, and most modern fridges have a air intake and in the install instructions, it will tell you what space is required for proper performance of the fridge.
     
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