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Old 01-26-2015, 06:07 PM   #15
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Basically they usually don't "Repair" these refrigerators. It has a cooling system that's not field serviceable when it fails and a total cooling circuit replacement is called for.


Dealers/service peeps know what they are worth. Scan all of the area Craigslist'[s every day under RV's for sale, parts are often listed there.
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:32 PM   #16
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We installed a Norcold 2.7 cubic foot in place of the ice box in our scamp 13. We love it and would do it again. Fairly simple installation. No holes/vents in the outside of the trailer. Reasonably roomy for the size. It held food for a family of 5 including a couple of teenagers for a few days using our style of camping. Works great in a variety of weather. We tend to travel, stop, travel, camp overnight (sometimes with power). We let it sit in Las Vegas in the summer sun for 12+ hours and had no issues.
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:53 PM   #17
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What size refrigerator do you use?

I'll check it out. I like the no holes! We are repairing a huge whole in the next day or two and I cringe at cutting another one in it.

I think the small one will work for us. We dehydrate a lot of meals before we head out on extended trips. :-)


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Old 01-26-2015, 08:02 PM   #18
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Norcold Ref

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We installed a Norcold 2.7 cubic foot in place of the ice box in our scamp 13. We love it and would do it again. Fairly simple installation. No holes/vents in the outside of the trailer. Reasonably roomy for the size. It held food for a family of 5 including a couple of teenagers for a few days using our style of camping. Works great in a variety of weather. We tend to travel, stop, travel, camp overnight (sometimes with power). We let it sit in Las Vegas in the summer sun for 12+ hours and had no issues.
NO VENT... meaning it's all electric with a compressor? 12 VDC or 120VAC or both.
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NO VENT... meaning it's all electric with a compressor? 12 VDC or 120VAC or both.
Correct. Our Norcold (model DE-0751 I think) is all electric with both 12VDC and 120VAC.
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:39 PM   #20
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WOW, that looks nice, here's a link: DE-0751 Marine
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:28 PM   #21
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WOW, that looks nice, here's a link: DE-0751 Marine
It looks great but just make sure you have the solar and battery capacity to run it; 3.0 amps at 12 VDC. I have a DC refer and it runs between 50% and 75% duty cycle depending on how hot it is.
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:33 PM   #22
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I got the biggest refrigerator possible in my custom ETI build. Oh look, it's standard! I've got a really big 3-way frig in my Scamp (from the factory), but the one in Ten Forward is twice the size. I'm happy... a full width freezer (behind it's own door) and a vegetable crisper!

Fresh food is important to me. Maybe you like freeze-dried, canned or shop every couple of days... Neither is me. YMMV
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Donna, I love fresh veggies to, just don't like to cook! ;-) Wonder if there's room in the 13' for a personal chef?


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Old 01-27-2015, 08:42 AM   #24
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Dorm-size 120v for our family of 3. $20 new at a scratch and dent place. Couldn't beat the price and ease of installation. We keep beverages in a cooler. So far, we've always camped with electric hookups, but dream of going all solar and getting much further into the woods. I'm looking at start-up solar packages and LED lights right now. Will keep the propane tank primarily for the furnace as we also hope to camp early and late in the year. Haven't done any research into a refer for when we have a decent solar set-up, but the $20 frig can easily move into the garage or shop when we're ready.
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Old 01-27-2015, 08:54 AM   #25
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We are new '82 Scamp 13 owners and we are planning on adding a new refrigerator during the reno. We've never owned a camper before, only tent camped with a average size cooler. We are trying to decide if we would be good with the 1.7 cu. ft. mini-fridge or if we should bump up to the next size, 2.6 cu. ft. If we use the smaller size we think we can add a drawer over it, so that's a big bonus.

So my question is what size does everyone use/need/recommend?. What all do you put in there? (I know room for a bottle of wine is a must! :-)

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I got the biggest refrigerator possible in my custom ETI build. Oh look, it's standard! I've got a really big 3-way frig in my Scamp (from the factory), but the one in Ten Forward is twice the size. I'm happy... a full width freezer (behind it's own door) and a vegetable crisper!

Fresh food is important to me. Maybe you like freeze-dried, canned or shop every couple of days... Neither is me. YMMV
Donna, I believe that the OP was asking about fridges that would work in his 13' Scamp. My fridge is similar size to yours, and although it is nice, I would doubt that there is much opportunity to fit it into such a small space. The small marine AC/DC fridge from a few posts back does look really nice, combined with appropriate solar system of course.
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" I believe that the OP was asking about fridges that would work in his 13' Scamp. My fridge is similar size to yours, and although it is nice, I would doubt that there is much opportunity to fit it into such a small space"


Don't be so sure about that.... You do know that smaller FGRV's are a lot bigger on the inside than on the outside.... It's one of our best kept secrets. LOL
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" I believe that the OP was asking about fridges that would work in his 13' Scamp. My fridge is similar size to yours, and although it is nice, I would doubt that there is much opportunity to fit it into such a small space"


Don't be so sure about that.... You do know that smaller FGRV's are a lot bigger on the inside than on the outside.... It's one of our best kept secrets. LOL
Bob, I suspect that your reply is a bit "tongue in cheek". Maybe a 13' is like the magic tent in Harry Potter series, small on outside and large on inside.


Although I have never been in a Scamp 13', the pictures that I have seen show the fridge to be in a lower cabinet below the stove top. For a replacement fridge to fit in this same location, it would have to be significantly smaller than the Dometic 6.7 cu-ft fridges installed in the larger Escape trailers. If the plan is to rework the interior of a 13' around the fridge, it could be feasible, however, the OP may find himself in bed with the fridge and that could get a little chillie.
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Muggles just don't know our secrets..... LOL
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