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Old 02-16-2015, 09:40 PM   #11
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I brought mine in through the safety window behind the drivers seat. It was very tight fit even with all doors removed. I removed all doors from Dometic and took it out the entrance door. There Was a space under the Dometic that was enough for the extra height. Once this was removed there was a good solid piece of plywood there. I cut a couple of pieces of 3/4 plywood and bolted them to the bottom of the new refrigerator before installing and let it overhang the rear so I could screw it to the floor once it was installed. There was a piece of wood on the inside top used for a brace that I had to cut down so I could get the new one in. I also bolted a piece across the top back that was screwed to each side wall to help steady the top of the fridgerator. There was a small gap around the top and sides maybe 3/8 inch. I also took the rollers off and cut the plywood I used on the bottom to fit the lowest points on the bottom.
I don't have any pics of this and have since traded this bus for another one.
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:46 PM   #12
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The small gaps on the sides could be left or not. It was not very much so I left mine. I did seal the outside vents to keep air from coming in or going out. I guess if you sealed the sides with trim you might could leave the outside vents alone. They will no longer serve any purpose. This was not a bad job and was worth it all. The bus I traded for is all electric. I like that and we do a fair amount of dry camping. A residential refer only uses a very small amperage. The ice maker uses the most when it dumps. We kept ours off except when we were plugged up to electric and water.
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:52 PM   #13
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Thanks for taking the time to give us more details. I'm on the fence right now. My Refrigerator works ok but the defrosting is a pain. We full time so it would be nice to have a better option. Thanks again.
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Old 02-17-2015, 12:17 AM   #14
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I had alot of difficulty with my Dometic Refrigerator when we were driving and which is built into my slide. After having it in and out of the shop for warranted repair I finally gave up and started to search for the problem my self and found the gas hose that came from the propane tank to the supply to the refrigerator was being kinked when the slide was pulled in. The hose is the connection from the fixed part of the MH body to the slide connection to the refrigerator and Stove.
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:27 PM   #15
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Replace Dometic refrigerator with residential

I have a 2011 39 BH as Dometic not in slide but above floor heater. I have to find about 68 inch tall refrigerator and that looks like cutting about 4 to 5 inches in trim above my domestic almost to ceiling 26 inch depth and 33 wide. Been hard to find a fit but think I have maybe in Maytag 19.7 French door it's 68 3/8 high. Any recommendation if someone done this appreciated!


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Old 02-24-2015, 01:12 AM   #16
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I believe the Samsung 197 is a direct replacement, or really close. That is what my friend used.
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:42 PM   #17
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Samsung 197 shows 70 inches tall and I can't see that fitting about the floor heater that current fridge sits on and it's 63 inches tall. Might be able to squeeze another 5 inches of cutting the top trim board but seems to be pushing it at 70 inches


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Old 02-24-2015, 11:54 PM   #18
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Vissani, Home Depot <$500 ...60 inch tall 25 wide approximate.... Had to trim the side a hair to fit it in.Click image for larger version

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Had a sheet metal shop bend the little brown trim piece to cover the shave
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Maytag 19.7-cu ft French Door Refrigerator with Single Ice Maker (Stainless Steel) this shows to need 68.375 inches tall. May be worth a look.
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