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Old 07-18-2016, 04:23 PM   #1
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Would like to upgrade present refrigerator to a residential

We have 2008 Berkshire and would like to get a BIGGER refrigerator And freezer....... Along with ice maker.
I would even give up my pantry shelves next to the refrigerator to make it work.
Any suggestions.... What kind?? Run off Propane...generator...? Inverter ??
Thanks for any ideas
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Old 07-18-2016, 06:27 PM   #2
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Pat,

Just to help you out at bit.
Residential refrigerators do not run on propane.
You need to start looking after you measure your opening and then see how hard it would be to remove your pantry.
As to running off your inverter, depends on what size inverter you have, how many batteries you have and do you boondock at all. (also if you inverter is wired to the current outlet behind your current refridgerator)
Not an expert at all and sure other will chime in with help.

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Old 07-18-2016, 07:23 PM   #3
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I installed a residential fridge in our 2012 39BH last year. We love it. I bought a 3 door LG from Home Depot. Fits great and we love it. The install cost more than the new fridge. Old fridge and new fridge had to come out the drivers window. Installers needed to reinforce the bottom of the cabinet. I'd do it again despite the expense. Click image for larger version

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I installed a residential fridge in our 2012 39BH last year. We love it. I bought a 3 door LG from Home Depot. Fits great and we love it. The install cost more than the new fridge. Old fridge and new fridge had to come out the drivers window. Installers needed to reinforce the bottom of the cabinet. I'd do it again despite the expense. Attachment 114568. Good luck

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Do you have the furnace for the rear of the coach under the refrigerator? I could not tell from your picture but that is where my furnace is located.
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Yes it is there. New platform reinforced over the furnace. No other modification was necessary.
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Yes it is there. New platform reinforced over the furnace. No other modification was necessary.

Any electrical upgrades needed? Inverter? Wiring to inverter?


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Thanks Skip for a heads up on different things to think about. Our Moho is at a local RV maintenance place. He's got a great reputation for his work and service, he's going to
Evaluate our situation and present different options to us.
I guess I want to act like I know what he's talking about.
He did mention a separate inverter.
Thanks for some helpful tips.
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Old 07-18-2016, 09:50 PM   #8
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Jim... What an excellent job you did. Now that's what I'm talking about.... Looks like it came that way from Goshen.
We have the Moho at a local RV maintenance place that has great reviews and we have had some work in the past. He's analyzing our situation and going to give us the different options. We just need to know a little about what this involves. If the floor needs extra support etc
Any help or advise for us is greatly appreciated. One thing is getting the old out and the new in ???? Probably have to remove the doors and like you... go through a window.
Is yours only electric ??? Runs off of the generator ??
like on a timer?? How go you keep it locked driving down the road seeing that it's a Home Depot product and not one made for RV's ??? Thanks again for the great picture.... ��
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Your propane fridge's box is sealed all around and has a outside wall vent and a chimney. For the residential fridge, these two openings should be sealed. The residential fridge needs breathing room to the moho's inside; especially at the bottom and top.

The residential needs to plug into a inverter receptacle. Your current receptacle may not be on the inverter circuit. You will probably need a bigger inverter. 2,000 watts is advisable. The inverter should be fed by at least four cabin batteries.

Besides just figuring out if the residential will fit, check out the door swings will hit anything. Also check that the new fridge's front to back dimension will fit in the hallway for its journey to its final destination. Doors and drawers may be needed to be removed.
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I installed a residential fridge in our 2012 39BH last year. We love it. I bought a 3 door LG from Home Depot. Fits great and we love it. The install cost more than the new fridge. Old fridge and new fridge had to come out the drivers window. Installers needed to reinforce the bottom of the cabinet. I'd do it again despite the expense. Attachment 114568. Good luck
Did they have to remove the driver's seat too? I would worry that the window would leak after being removed then replaced. I guess using trusted installers helps.
Your new fridge looks great!
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