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Old 05-06-2015, 10:38 PM   #1
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Replace 120v fridge with propane version

Is this possible? I've had some tell me it is, and some say it's not unless the camper was designed for a 2-way fridge with propane. It's a 195bh that came stock with the 120v bar fridge.
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:30 PM   #2
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you could but would require a lot of work.
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Old 06-01-2015, 05:32 AM   #3
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since it needs venting through the wall and ceiling, and the fridge itself is well over $1000, if it's even possible, would be ridiculously expensive. Would be cheaper to trade for a different trailer
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Old 06-01-2015, 05:49 AM   #4
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Pick up one of these if you need one to work with out a/c
ARB Fridge Freezer, 50QT (10800472)
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:17 AM   #5
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If you just want a fridge without a freezer this popup style 3 way is on sale $532: Norcold Refrigerator without Ice Maker 1.7 - Norcold 323TR - Compact Refrigerators - Camping World
You would still need two cutouts on the side of your trailer, and you would need to run gas to it.
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:25 AM   #6
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I noticed on at least one new 195BH there is no door on the outside for the fridge, only vents. On older models like mine the door was solid for 110v fridges and I'm pretty sure the propane fridges had vents cut into the same style door. On the one I have there is even a capped-off tee fitting on the gas pipe under the fridge. Shouldn't be that big a deal to install with 110v, propane and 12v all nearby.
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:00 PM   #7
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Are these the vents everyone is referring to? I have these on each side of the cabinet that houses the fridge. Click image for larger version

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Mine is a 2014 model. The door on the outside appears solid.
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:09 PM   #8
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Are these the vents everyone is referring to? I have these on each side of the cabinet that houses the fridge. Attachment 78944

Mine is a 2014 model. The door on the outside appears solid.
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Old 06-04-2015, 06:29 AM   #9
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Like this:



Can't find an old pic with the vents in the door. The 110v versions don't even have a door on the new models.
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This is definitely possible. I just found out a dealer tried to pull a fast one on a friend of mine. When he went to pick up his new travel trailer it had just a 110v fridge even though his contract stated a regular RV fridge. He made them install an RV fridge where the 110v was. Below is a pic of the vents that he said were already in the exterior door like I thought I had seen in 2013. He said that Forest River engineers gave the dealership approval to make the change. One thing I did notice was the compartment was completely sealed with silicone caulk so no CO gas could enter the inside of the unit.



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