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Old 03-10-2010, 06:00 PM   #1
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I've been planning on installing a new 1.9cuin Dometic 3-way fridge into my Perris Pacer restoration only to discover that the galley unit isn't deep enough to accommodate it. The cabinet is less than 17" deep and the Dometic is 21.5". I can build an extension to the cabinet, but it's gonna look kinda funky sticking out an extra 5".

Anybody know of a small 3-way refer that's shallower than the Dometic?
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:21 PM   #2
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Have been going through the same dilemma for years... Still no good answer other than getting a DC fridge. I've managed to shake some life back into my old RM24 3-way fridge for now (and also had it recharged), but it's already weakening again despite all my efforts to improve venting. Looking forward to read other answers!
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:49 PM   #3
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Robert,

Access below chart.

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Norcold...

http://www.thetford.com/HOME/CUSTOMERSUPPO...61/Default.aspx

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Old 03-10-2010, 11:53 PM   #4
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The Dometic 3 way in mine originally came out of a VW Westphalia camper. Our trailers last longer than the vehicles in most cases. Off to the wreckers I say.
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Thanks for the charts, Harry. I need a new unit, and just as I have discovered for myself, the Dometic model 2193 is now the smallest one made, replacing those that once provided smaller depth options.
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Yeah, that's been my impression too. I guess it's not a big enough niche for one of the mfgrs. to fill, which is so too bad. Sigh.

Between that and the death of the gravity furnace... :
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I guess it's not a big enough niche for one of the mfgrs. to fill, which is so too bad. Sigh.
A wider selection of small 3-way Dometic models is available in Europe. I bet the RM4210 would be perfect... if you could import one and convert it to 120V, that is.

Wonder if that's where gravity furnaces are hiding too?
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A wider selection of small 3-way Dometic models is available in Europe. I bet the RM4210 would be perfect... if you could import one and convert it to 120V, that is.

Wonder if that's where gravity furnaces are hiding too?
Note on the Euro Frigg'ies - The RM 2193 I baugt online new last year was a EURO, All the same as the North American model but it was setup for 240V Euro. It actualy did work on 110V but did not get cold enough (As I figured) I have not ordered the 110V element for it yet but it is an easy conversion. I recomend doing it beofre you install the unit as it is significantly easier to change the element on the bench.

The RM2193 does not seam to have any controlls or piping in the mid-to frontal section of the unit. If somone were willing to try it, it would be possable to cut it in half and remove several inches of body and then sew it back together with sheet metal. You could seal the inside seam with some of the material that was removed and glue it on as seam tape. Of course this would void any and all warranties but would be a great way to restore the trailer to it's original spec. You could build a jig and use a saws-all to do the cutting. As far as I know the core is just foam. Sounds like there could be a small market for somone that was good at it! Be like the hotroders.... Chop Chop CHOP!
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