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Old 04-20-2018, 01:00 PM   #1
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Unhappy replacement fridge trillium rv

Hi all, opinions needed for the replacement of the fridge in my 1976 Trillium RV.
I would like to keep the unit as stock as possible, but am finding it very difficult finding a new fridge. I have 3 way hook-up ability in place.
I am considering just going 2 way A/C D/C and installing two 6V batteries. I will want off grid sometimes. Is this the way to go or should I stay with the propane ability as well. If no more propane then the new gas hook-up will have to be removed. I know the fridge will be 1000+ dollars Canadian, which is fine, but just want to do the right thing.
Thank you all ahead of time, Norma (Sooke BC)
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Old 04-20-2018, 01:51 PM   #2
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Go with Ac/Propane.
Doesn't require banks of batteries and solar panels or generator.
You are covered in serviced campsites and out in the bush.
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Old 04-20-2018, 02:35 PM   #3
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Not sure of the year of your Trillium, but Dometic RM211's are used in later 1300's. These are a 3 way, (propane, 120vac, 12vdc) fridge. They are so common that I have had them given to me for free. Currently I have two spares.
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Old 04-20-2018, 03:39 PM   #4
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Hi David, my trillium is 1976 model. Where about are you located? Thanks, N
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Old 04-20-2018, 04:58 PM   #5
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I am in Calgary.

I found this in BC:
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-trailer-part...ationFlag=true
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:11 PM   #6
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those fridges

ok I have to ask I have heard this can you get the old one out and get the new one in the door?

I don't know how old my fridge is in our 13f scamper!
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Old 04-20-2018, 06:42 PM   #7
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Where approx are you located kOwtz?
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:27 PM   #8
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Not sure of the year of your Trillium, but Dometic RM211's are used in later 1300's. These are a 3 way, (propane, 120vac, 12vdc) fridge. They are so common that I have had them given to me for free. Currently I have two spares.
What kind of costs will I be looking at?!
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Old 04-21-2018, 10:08 AM   #10
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Thanks for finding this David, only 3 hrs away. Its to bad I can't seem to get a response from them, I would leave right now and go get it. I suppose it could be sold but I will keep trying. Its a very good buy. I have been looking at over 1000$$ and would still have to make alterations. One person suggested A/C and propane only, that sounds good too. Anyway, thanks again, still looking, N
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Old 04-21-2018, 10:11 AM   #11
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Hi David, it seem by the time I find one, you could have put one on the bus and I would have it already. Have you got one in good working order right now?
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Old 04-21-2018, 10:13 AM   #12
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Central Missouri Bob, holy moses...I'm on west coast Vancouver Island.
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Old 04-21-2018, 10:14 AM   #13
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Hi David, one other thing...in your experience, do you think it will fit right in the opening? thanks again, N
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Norma, with some brands of FGRV the fridge won't fit through the doorway. The widest dimension of the refrigerator is the width of the flange on the front. Case in point, I have a Trillium 4500 (doorway width 23 1/2 inches) and a Dometic RM 36 TF fridge per the sticker inside the closet door (fridge flange width is 21 1/2 inches). So I would have no trouble removing my 40 year old fridge through the doorway, but don't need or want to because it still works. If I wanted to replace my fridge, I found that Norcold sells a fridge that is a perfect size match / would fit perfectly. Dometic might as well.

Another thing. Do you actually have a fridge? If so, is it working or not? If its an original gas electric, it may be servicable / repairable.

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