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Old 05-21-2018, 02:33 PM   #1
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new fridge for 1977 trillium

I am looking to replace the fridge in our 1977 trillium 1300. I would like it to run on propane and electric. What model fridge is the best fit for the original space?

Our fridge sort of works but not great? Is there some way to improve the performance? I believe it is original.

To be honest, an old fashioned ice box would be just fine as we don't really take extended trips, just a few days at a time.

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Old 05-21-2018, 03:58 PM   #2
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Hi my friend
Look into Dometic
They are excellent
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Old 05-21-2018, 11:06 PM   #3
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I put in a ice box in my 1978 trillium works great.not a exact fit had to shim it up with wood.Click image for larger version

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I'm in the process of replacing a dead RM211 in my sis-in-law's '79 Trillium 1300.
Just got the replacement fridge last night, a used Dometic RM2193 that's very clean and works nicely on all 3 modes.

The only other option was a Norcold 323 (same size as the RM2193). Both these fridges are deeper than the original, so some work is involved in fitting them in. Pushed fully in, the fridge will stick out in front of the cabinet by about 3 inches, this could cause problems in some case (front cabinet door in the way).
Sis-in-law's 1300 is a front dinette model, and the new fridge sticking out 3 inches makes it in line with the front of the bench, so that's just fine.

The RM2193 has the burner on the right and the gas connexion at the same position as the old RM211, so no modification required to the gas line. The Norcold has the burner on the left, and requires a longer gas line to reach the connexion. But the Norcold is apparently less prone to flame outs while driving has the burner is more hidden from the wind (my old popup had a 323 and stayed lit most of the time. The RM2193 is known for not staying lit while driving). Otherwise they are pretty much equivalent.
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What is the "not works great" part, what does not work great?
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:13 AM   #6
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What is the "not works great" part, what does not work great?
It just doesn't get very cold. It does seem to cool but isn't very cold overall. I have the thermostat set to high.
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:28 PM   #7
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To improve the performance of the existing fridge, (RM211?) people have mounted a fan behind the fridge to assist with air circulation. The fan or fans should be mounted between the upper and lower vent and blow upwards.
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/refrig-fan.php
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It just doesn't get very cold. It does seem to cool but isn't very cold overall. I have the thermostat set to high.
Might try adjusting the thermocouple position and/or replacing it.
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