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We would like to change out our fridge. Are there any suggestions?

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You should offer a little more info, as to what fridge you now have, what type coach, etc.

We just changed our Norcold 1200 out for a Samsung rf197 french door fridge last week. It is counter depth which makes it a good fit in an RV, but Samsung has stopped making them. There are still some out there, but they are going fast. Others are using Whirlpool SxS models, but they are 3" deeper than the Samsung and do stick out further into the RV.


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I wonder how long it will be before the refrigerator manufactures see a new market here. Samsung had a good thing going but discontinued it. Go figure.

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If you boondock a lot you will need more batteries and I would recomend a seperate Pure Sinewave Inverter on the extra batteries to run just the new refer. A counter depth unit should fit in the door while others have to go in through the windshield or a large side window.


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I've tracked down a few apartment size counter depth fridges by GOOGLing away-some even higher end units that will fit where a 2-door fridge had been as long as you can take out whatevers below (a drawer can go-the hot water heater is another story!)


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The counter depth refers are alot wider, but shallower...it didn't work for my floorplan...have a 22.5 Whirlpool and PSW inverter...works great...'
BTW, there are about 10 of the Samsungs on ebay right now....price from about $1300 up....


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The Samsung would run on a modified sine wave inverter. If you get a residential fridge, make sure it will run on one. Otherwise, you'll have to change your inverter to a pure sine wave...additional cost.

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Be sure it will fit through the door.

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A replacement 3 way was nearly $1200. It was just a typical counter depth style fridge.

So I went to Walmart and bought a dorm fridge in practically the exact size for $125.

I had to cap off the gas line though. I also put a 12V inverter on the side of it so it would run off 12V as well while I was on the road. I have to switch it manually.

But hey, it saved me well over $1k


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