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Old 10-04-2014, 02:48 PM   #71
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Yup. Reace has looked at this extensively. The RM85xx series is the only fridge Dometic makes that's of adequate CF and fits through the door. On the 15, the standard 3CF fridge (Not the RM85xx series) is narrow enough to fit through, but at the sacrifice of capacity. If he had a way of getting a wider fridge inside, I'm sure he would have figured it out. But, it was still a good idea to mention it Donna.

My thought was a bit more radical. What if they placed the fridge inside before they joined the two halves together, like they do with the bathroom insert? Two problems there: working around the fridge as they build out the interior, and removing the fridge should it become necessary to replace it later.
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Old 10-04-2014, 02:54 PM   #72
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Okay, one more thing.

There's a company in Falkville, AL that rebuilds Norcold and Dometic RV refrigerators. Maybe it would be an idea to give them a call and tell them what's happening? Perhaps they have a solution?

Rv Refrigeration Repair

There's also a place in St. Thomas, Ontario Canada. I believe Alf has mentioned them on FiberglassRV. Might check with them too?

http://www.gammonsrv.com/11201.html
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Old 10-04-2014, 03:00 PM   #73
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Maybe this will help. It is a listing of all the specs on Novakool units with sizes.

http://www.novakool.com/products/two...al2013_001.pdf

I noticed that the little brother of the R5810 model you were interested in is the R4500, 4.3 cuft and will fit. Take a look.
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Old 10-04-2014, 03:07 PM   #74
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rbryan4,

As you are going to ETI fairly soon it would be good to know exactly what 12v compressor frig they would be willing to install on a new trailer.

Dometic Marine sells a 2.8 cubicFT(model CR-1080) and a 3.8 cubicFT(model CR-1110). It would be good to know what they would install and what they consider the limiting factor is.
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Old 10-04-2014, 03:08 PM   #75
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Well Brian, now that you mentioned the 17B, I guess I better let the cat out of the bag.

We switched a few weeks ago to the 19. The queen bed was the kicker. Tammy and Reace were gracious enough to let us keep our original build date. Also, the amount of fabric we sent them will not have to change by going to the 19. My trip up there next week is mainly to cement my decision.
Wow, I guess I'm surprised and then I'm not. Getting the size right can be a stumper. Only by running back and forth between the 19 and the 21 did we make our choice. Anyway, enjoy your trip to Chilliwack and remember. Seattle traffic sucks. Skiman wrote to me something about white knuckles on 405. Loren
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Old 10-04-2014, 03:09 PM   #76
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If you upgraded to a 21' then maybe they can install the bigger refer before the two halves are joined, like they do with the bathroom enclosure.
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Old 10-04-2014, 03:10 PM   #77
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The R8510 you want may go in sideways through the 22" doorway if you remove the refer door, hinges (I think they stick out) and the rear coils. Ask Novakool about this when you visit. I would be interested in what they have to say.
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I would worry if the fridge had to be replaced. I guess you could take a chop saw to it and replace it with something smaller. I'm glad our build is down the road. By then this issue should be settled. Loren
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Old 10-04-2014, 04:24 PM   #79
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CR-110. 3.8CF, compressor frig with right dimensions. Right off the Dometic website.
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Model CR-140. 4.8 CF compressor fridge. Just under 21" wide.
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