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Old 12-16-2017, 11:44 AM   #1
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RV to Residential Refrigerator Mod.

Original Dometic RM1350 gas/electric 4 door on right.




New Samsung RT21M6213SR/AA residential 2 door.



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Samsung has 7.6 cu. ft. more inside space. 32.1 lbs. lighter.



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Old 12-16-2017, 11:45 AM   #2
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Old 12-16-2017, 01:33 PM   #3
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Shut up, are you for real. Iím getting one this week then. Care to post how you took it out and put the new one in?
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Old 12-16-2017, 02:15 PM   #4
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I started by getting rid of the single 12V battery.

Went with 2- high amp hr 6V deep cycle battery's.

I then installed a Xantrex Freedom xi 1000 inverter.

You want the inverter as close to the batteries as possible.




Homade battery cover with vent hose.



From there I cannot take a lot of credit.

The actual removal of old Dometic, install of new Samsung, 120V wiring was done by Brandon and Eric from Quietwoods South RV in Neenah,Wi.

You will notice we brought the frig up 4" off the floor. I wanted it as high as possible.

I also had them wire it so only th refrigerator operates off the inverter.

Brandon is suppose to be E-mailing me progress photo's of the work.

Will post them a a later if possible.

Be sure of ALL your measurements!

We came real close to the kitchen island due to increased depth of Samsung!

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Old 12-17-2017, 02:48 PM   #5
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How is the fridge secured to the RV, there have been a lot of issues with household fridges mounted at the factory falling over. Just curious.
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Old 12-18-2017, 09:05 AM   #6
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How is the fridge secured to the RV, there have been a lot of issues with household fridges mounted at the factory falling over. Just curious.
On the inside it is screwed down through the leveling pads. On the outside there are 2- L brackets securing top of frig to to 2 studs behind frig.



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Old 12-18-2017, 10:12 AM   #7
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That sounds good, that should do it.
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Old 12-19-2017, 08:49 AM   #8
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How many amps does the new one pull? How long do your batteries last?
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Old 12-19-2017, 09:20 AM   #9
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How many ams does the new one pull? How long do your batteries last?
I bet it draws 6 amps average (continuous)...with 100 AH available (2 batteries) or around 16 hours with no charging to 50% SOC.
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How is the fridge secured to the RV, there have been a lot of issues with household fridges mounted at the factory falling over. Just curious.
I did a similar conversion in my boat. I didn't want to put any holes in the dorm fridge when I installed it. I secured the new unit in the old space with a reverse clamp setup.

I soldered some long nuts to a piece of brass angle. Then using bolts of the appropriate length, I ran them up out of the long nuts until the fridge was wedged in place. The wing-nuts keep the bolts from working back down. The brass angle was a handy place to mount the controller. This setup has been bulletproof on the road for thousands of miles on the road and hundreds of miles on the water.


I can keep this fridge going for a couple days on a group 31 battery via an inverter.

For a longer term solution to refrigeration, I made a refrigerator out of a chest freezer. While on shore power I freeze a 5 gallon container of brine into a brick. Then on the road or water I have refrigeration for 6 or 7 days without power.
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