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Old 04-08-2003, 03:18 PM   #29
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Orginally posted by Maggie O.

We were going to put it in a 1975 trillium. We decided we could live with it sticking out 4 inches from the cabinet. Since we ordered it from camping world we took it to them to have it installed. We drove three hours to get to our 11:00 am appointment. They didn't look at it till 2:00 pm. They estimated it would cost over $700.00 to install it. I could make this a very long story...maybe some other time. We told them we would like to return the fridge and left. We wanted improvements done and would have spent the money but the guy they put working on it kept saying things like," it can't be done, I can't do that, this isn't my job," etc. The manager there was nice but the work is only as good as the guy doing it. So we decided to try our luck elsewhere. I think we may have been overly ambitious with starting with the fridge anyway. We need to get the new style propane tank and battery shelf on the tongue and battery and converter. Right now I'm back to considering a coolmatic.
Ew. Sorry.

I was afraid of the same thing when I found out our Scamp's fridge was no longer available. What I found out was that if I raised the Norcold up, by putting it on 2x4s, it would fit. The reason was the wall of the Scamp is curved and by lifting the fridge it went into the hole further. Some slight trimming of the foot/plate of the fridge and it went in! Whoo-Hoo! Go to my site and you can see I also re-did the tank and battery shelf too. Those 12v coolers are O.K. IMO, but if it is 95 degrees out, it is only 65 inside the cooler. Trust me, a 65 degree beer is LAME.
There is an EXPENSIVE yet very versatile alternative:
ARB refrigerator
I want one of these!

There are others, too.
Epinions Koolatron

Fridge Freeze

AJ Madison 12-volt Appliances

Good luck!


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Old 04-09-2003, 07:03 AM   #30
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Hi Don,
Have you seen the coolmatics? The new trilliums come with them. They sound good. I'm still trying to find someone who has one. Thanks for the suggestions.


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Old 04-09-2003, 10:33 AM   #31
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I Googled.

I Googled up some foriegn (European) sites using Coolmatic. Seems they predominantly make the compressor and sea water cooled units, marine stuff. I think we bought our refurbished Norcold unit fr RV surplus in Elkhart Ind. (my memory is going) I think. Like I said, I was certain it was not going to fit cause of one of those "Conversion Tables -what fits & what hits". It was deeper than the hole, narrower and shorter. I was sure it was going to stick out 4 inches into the room. But my wife and I made it work. I framed it, to cover the gaps. I raised it to make it go all the way in.

You can see my adventure:

the bottom of this page shows the gap, which we easily covered!

I was adament about having the 3 way, I'm glad I was. We often boondock and need the gas. So far it works like a charm. Good luck on finding the OEM unit!


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