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Old 02-15-2015, 10:59 AM   #1
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Replace Dometic refrigerator with residential

I am considering replacing my frig in my 2011 40BH Dometic as I cannot keep it on constant 34 degree. It goes up to 52 then 12 hours drops back down. Not sure why. When it's parked and plugged in storage stays on 34 but when we travel go up and down. Any thoughts and how difficult to replace so it can be consistent or what am I doing wrong? Thanks


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Old 02-15-2015, 01:06 PM   #2
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Go ahead and do this mod. You will not regret it. You will have a fridg that will cool down fast and stay consistent with the temps. It is not a bad job. Samsung fridg cost me 900$ and handy man helper cost me 100$. With the time I spent removing old unit total time for job was less than an average day. Mine had a 1200 watt inverter and four batts. This run mine just fine. We do quite a bit of boon docking and have not had a problem. You can run generator for a hour in the morn and same in the evening. This is without a dought the best mod you can make to a motor home. Let me know how it come out or if you have any questions. IRV2 has a lot of info on this subject. Just go there and Google it. I read every article they had before I done it. You won't regret doing this. Joe
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Old 02-15-2015, 01:09 PM   #3
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I did mine in my 5er and my previous 5er and if we upgrade again I will do it again.
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Old 02-15-2015, 01:14 PM   #4
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I am considering replacing my frig in my 2011 40BH Dometic as I cannot keep it on constant 34 degree. It goes up to 52 then 12 hours drops back down. Not sure why. When it's parked and plugged in storage stays on 34 but when we travel go up and down. Any thoughts and how difficult to replace so it can be consistent or what am I doing wrong? Thanks


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I would call Dometic first I think they came out with a new fix for your stat.
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Old 02-15-2015, 01:43 PM   #5
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Gacman13 what type of Samsung did you get and where!! I appreciate everyone's advice as the current Dometic frig for past 2 years has never been consistent on trips and I could not understand why and my DW did not want to use it so we always had ice chest which is pain in ---.


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Old 02-15-2015, 06:27 PM   #6
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I used a Samsung RF18hfenbsr. Home Depo has them for 1249.00$. They just happened to be on sale when I got mine.
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Looks like height could be issue on that Samsung. Did you have to modify the top above the refrigerator as it shows 71 inches tall but Dometic shows 63 inches. Looks nice and thinking of biting Bullet just hoping it fits


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Yes the height is an issue. I had a 2011 39RB Berkshire. I got the extra room out of the bottom. There was a dead space there of 6 to 8 inches can't remember. But it just was enough. My refrigerator was in front behind the passenger seat. The width and the depth worked perfect.
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We had the same problem with are 2010 BH. Check the thermostat out side in the control box your plug maybe lose. If not I put a black screen on the inside the cover or door and tapped it. Thinking that air going in sort of would blow out the flames. So far it stays at 36 even going down the road. It's been 1yr. And no problem. It even keeps my ice cream frozen and ice buildup in it.
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:31 PM   #10
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Gacman would you post pictures and more details on your project? I have a 2011 and have thought about doing this. How did you get the new one in? Did you have to reinforce the floor? Did you need to add any trim to the sides?
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