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Old 07-03-2016, 04:14 PM   #8291
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Relaxed awning motor. $31 GM window motor instead of a $200+ Lippert motor.

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Great find! I don't have a power awning but good to know. This needs to be documented as a DIY for others. Is it just the motor from a GM and if so what year/model vehicle?
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Old 07-03-2016, 04:36 PM   #8292
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Great find! I don't have a power awning but good to know. This needs to be documented as a DIY for others. Is it just the motor from a GM and if so what year/model vehicle?
I can't take the credit for the great find. Here is the thread with discussion and part numbers.
Cheap awning motor replacement
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Second try....installed a Magic Chef 9.9 cu ft fridge today. Still need to do the inside trim work but wife loves it. She can now have frozen ice cream while camping.

The Dometic just didn't keep the ice cream hard enough and we now have more room and can keep the fridge door open without worrying about getting the remp changing.

Home Depot had a great deal on this fridge $298.00 for the holiday
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Old 07-03-2016, 08:21 PM   #8296
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Second try....installed a Magic Chef 9.9 cu ft fridge today. Still need to do the inside trim work but wife loves it. She can now have frozen ice cream while camping.

The Dometic just didn't keep the ice cream hard enough and we now have more room and can keep the fridge door open without worrying about getting the remp changing.

Home Depot had a great deal on this fridge $298.00 for the holiday
Would love to know more about this. How did you secure it, did you close off the exterior vents, etc...
What is exterior width?
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Would love to know more about this. How did you secure it, did you close off the exterior vents, etc...
What is exterior width?
The fridge is 24 1/8" wide and the opening is 24" wide. I had to trim 1/8" off the left side so I could shoehorn the fridge in.
I used insulated duct board to cover the rear vents, I did leave 1" open at the top to let heat out..
Will use L brackets at the rear bottom to secure the fridge and still need to add trim to the top and bottom to cover the holes. Will do this next weekend as the heat kicked my butt yesterday.
Overall took me about three hours by myself, now just need to sell the Dometic.
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The fridge is 24 1/8" wide and the opening is 24" wide. I had to trim 1/8" off the left side so I could shoehorn the fridge in.
I used insulated duct board to cover the rear vents, I did leave 1" open at the top to let heat out..
Will use L brackets at the rear bottom to secure the fridge and still need to add trim to the top and bottom to cover the holes. Will do this next weekend as the heat kicked my butt yesterday.
Overall took me about three hours by myself, now just need to sell the Dometic.
Now you will need an inverter to keep it cool while driving, the inverter itself is easy, the wiring to the fridge will probably be the hardest part.

Our Surveyor came with a residential fridge and the high tech way of keeping the doors closed while traveling are bungee cords.
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Old 07-04-2016, 05:54 PM   #8299
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Have you ever wanted to add fresh water while hooked up to city water? My fresh fill is all the way in the back and is inconvenient to use a hose.
So I bought the water heater bypass kit. It comes with 2 valves and hose. All you need to do is disconnect the line coming from the supply water and disconnect the line coming from the holding tank. Screw on the valves and hook the hose in between. You're done.
To fill the fresh holding tank just turn both valves inline with the adjoining hose. When done, turn them back.
(circled in highlight) Valve #1 is from the holding tank and #2 is from the supply water connection.
See pics.
Now I have a convenient way of filling before setting off to our next destination and have water during travels.
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Now you will need an inverter to keep it cool while driving, the inverter itself is easy, the wiring to the fridge will probably be the hardest part.

Our Surveyor came with a residential fridge and the high tech way of keeping the doors closed while traveling are bungee cords.
How long will yours stay cold unpowered?
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