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Old 08-01-2016, 01:51 PM   #1
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I found out today that I need a new cooling unit for our rm1350 refrigerator. My question for you is, do I have the cooling unit replaced or do I go ahead and replace it with a residential refrigerator?

BTW I already need my windshield replaced so it will be coming out at some point for refer ingress.
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Old 08-01-2016, 02:03 PM   #2
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Generally residential, but you need an inverter and 4 batteries minimum, but I think you already have them. I have had both and the big propane reefers are really on the edge anyway.
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:41 PM   #3
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I hope you have been putting your pennies away ... those are too very expensive items.
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:03 PM   #4
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You should not need to replace the inventor or batteries. What you have will run the fridge just not very long. Some have just run the gen the whole time driving and others have added a separate inverter just to run the fridge. To upgrade your existing inverter to a 2000 and add batteries would be very expensive. I think I would hook up to existing inverter and plane on running the generator. I also would contact the Amish guys to see what is offered. I know it's not cheap but everyone I have talked to that had it done says it works very well and wished they would have done it sooner. That keeps the multi fuel source working and that is a nice feature.
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:06 PM   #5
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I found out today that I need a new cooling unit for our rm1350 refrigerator. My question for you is, do I have the cooling unit replaced or do I go ahead and replace it with a residential refrigerator?

BTW I already need my windshield replaced so it will be coming out at some point for refer ingress.
Read my response to you on your other post. Also if you are handy you can replace the entire cooling unit for about $500. Check out eBay for unit and instructions. They even have a video on youtube. I have done it for a friend.
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A couple years ago, I had a neighbor camper in the Fort Meyers area have his fridge replaced with a residential by a mobile RV service out of MA. The 19.5 Cu ft fridge from Lowes and about $950 and $400 to the installers. Fridge came in through the sofa window which was easy to take down and put back.

There are lot of posts of Berk'ers install a residential. I know that if my Dometic goes, I will be looking for a residential.
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We have a 2014 Berk with the residential refer, however, I don't like the idea that you can not run with propane also. I hate the fact that when we are going down the road that it is running. However we haven't had any problems drawing the batteries down.
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We have a 2014 Berk with the residential refer, however, I don't like the idea that you can not run with propane also. I hate the fact that when we are going down the road that it is running. However we haven't had any problems drawing the batteries down.
You probably won't ever draw your batteries down while traveling because they are charged from the engine alternator when the engine is running.
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