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Old 09-13-2016, 01:21 PM   #1
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space above refer

Have a Dometic DM2652LBX refer in a 2012 Mini Lite 2104. There is a blank panel above the unit. Does anyone know what is in that space?

Looks like a perfect spot for a mod if it is empty. Open it up and put a up-swing door there and it would be a perfect spot for cookie sheets, frying pans, etc.. Got to use every bit of space you can in a small TT.
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Open wasted space.

You will find some insulation lying on top of the refer, and another panel seperating this open space from the air circulation duct which runs from the outside louvered screen to the roof vent.

Just construct a better (sealed) panel blocking off the back vent. Then add a bottom panel over the insulation. You should also finish off the side walls and top as I did. Then the sides, top, bottom and back are all finished off.

I has plenty of panel material from all the ones I tore out of the pass thru storage area.

An easy fix and well worth the time. The biggest problem is working in a small cramped area.
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Thanks for the reply. I was pretty sure it was wasted space but wanted to see if anyone knew for sure before I started ripping things apart. Sounds like you have already done this mod.
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An easy fix and well worth the time.
Do you have any pictures? We love pictures. Lots of pictures is a good thing.
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Have a Dometic DM2652LBX refer in a 2012 Mini Lite 2104. There is a blank panel above the unit. Does anyone know what is in that space?

Looks like a perfect spot for a mod if it is empty. Open it up and put a up-swing door there and it would be a perfect spot for cookie sheets, frying pans, etc.. Got to use every bit of space you can in a small TT.
I don't know about the space above the reefer but it appears you have the same space I had between the cupboard and microwave. I ended up with ~8x14x11" storage space with 120VAC and 12VDC. It starts about 3/4 of the way through the thread.


need storage? you can find it somewhere.....
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Here are some pictures.

PM me if you want a construction sketch.

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How did you remove that panel without damage? (push from the back?) Would like to claim that space also in my Rockwood 2306.
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How did you remove that panel without damage? (push from the back?) Would like to claim that space also in my Rockwood 2306.
The panel was removed by pushing in. Some damage to the perimeter, and it could not be reused.

Note that the space behind the panel is unfinished as noted in an earlier post.
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Thanks. I figured it would damage the panel.
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Thanks. I figured it would damage the panel.
Work a putty knife between the framework and the panel to minimize the damage. Take your time and the staples will pull out and not thru the panel.
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