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Old 09-05-2015, 09:00 AM   #1
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Is there anyone who refurbish and or rebuilds old 3way refrigerators? I have a Dometic RM211 that I would like to have rebuilt.
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Old 09-05-2015, 09:35 AM   #2
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There are several sources out there for new cooling sections, if you Google " rebuilt cooling sections for RV refrigerators" you will get a number of them, but why bother?

Rebuilt cooling sections cost about $350-400, a new door gasket for the door that may be warped anyway, is $100, if you can find one, and labor will be another $100-200. New boxes, with newer insulation and all new parts start at about $600 and are almost plug and play for fit and installation.


If cost is the primary consideration, I'd opt to shop for a used unit and take my chances in that market.
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Is there anyone who refurbish and or rebuilds old 3way refrigerators? I have a Dometic RM211 that I would like to have rebuilt.
Most of the rebuilders offer a warrantee. For me it came down to the time required to ship both ways. I believe some also offer rebuilt cooling units which you install in your old fridge. This obviously takes more skill and not sure about warrantee in that case,
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Yes, I know when I have checked in the past it made more sense to buy a brand new fridge. It seems like the rebuilt parts make more sense for the larger fridges cost wise.
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Since many pop up trailers had RM211 fridges, I find that they are quite common on the used market. I have obtained RM211's, with a good cooling circuit, for $100 down to free.
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Hi Dave: I was just wondering if you have a source for new and used parts for the RM 211 in Canada. I have been searching for a120/12v 95w heating element and thermostat here in the states for sometime now with out any luck. A few mos. ago I bought one made in China. It lasted about 4mos. Any help would be appreciated.
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Hi Dave: I was just wondering if you have a source for new and used parts for the RM 211 in Canada. I have been searching for a120/12v 95w heating element and thermostat here in the states for sometime now with out any luck. A few mos. ago I bought one made in China. It lasted about 4mos. Any help would be appreciated.
I searched and researched high and low, and found a few listings for the element, but every one turned out to be a dead lead, either no stock, or unavailable. In the end I just bought another used fridge, and cleaned it up nice. Dave picked it up for me, and I gave him the old one for his parts garage.
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So, as per Jim, I have a thermostat that I can part with, but no heating element.
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So, as per Jim, I have a thermostat that I can part with, but no heating element.
The heating element does work on 12V, just the 120V is pooched.
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