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Old 08-08-2012, 11:40 PM   #1
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What is my fridge worth?

I picked up a replacement fridge (with freezer and door storage) for my 72 Boler. The one I am removing is the original Escort Cooler Mini 15 (3 way, no freezer). The Escort still works in all 3 modes and is in good condition.

I want to sell the Escort but don't know what they are worth. Any ideas? The door panel is green. Fridge is in Kelowna, BC.

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Old 08-08-2012, 11:44 PM   #2
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It depends on how long you want to wait. I purchased a three way fridge recently for $120, but the same fridge is available for $275 from someone else. The $100 fridges seem to move fast.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:17 AM   #3
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The newer one I am installing is a Dometec RM211. I suspect it's an early 80's model. Cools/freezes great and in very good condition. Picked it up for $50. The seller obviously didn't know what he had.
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The newer one I am installing is a Dometec RM211. I suspect it's an early 80's model. Cools/freezes great and in very good condition. Picked it up for $50. The seller obviously didn't know what he had.
Score!

That is the same one I bought for a spare. Did you get the custom ice cube tray? It fits perfectly above the cooling coil in the freezer. Made with aluminum though.
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No ice cube tray. That's alright though because I am not really an ice cube user. I may reserve that spot for a Popsicle or two for a treat on the pack up and head home day.

Removed the old fridge last night and assessed what I need to modify for the new install. It's going to take a bit of work enlarging the opening, raising the cutlery drawer, etc, etc. I also want to enlarge/raise the upper exterior vent because everything I've read says you need good ventilation for the fridge to operate optimally.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:54 PM   #6
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Rick, don't cut a bigger hole in the exterior of your trailer for venting the refrigerator. You need to move the heat UP (heat rises, not out horizontally) and that can be accomplished with two computer fans and a bent piece of aluminum) about $10 in expenses.
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Thanks Donna. So where do you suggest mounting these two fans and the configuration of the bent alum? Are both fans for intake or exhaust or one for each? How do you control them?

Aren't computer fans 5 volt DC? While boon docking I only have 12 Volt DC available (and propane of course). Please explain the electrics of this set up.

The top of my existing top vent is the same height as the old fridge. The new fridge is about 3" taller so I was hoping to find a replacement vent about 3" taller and enlarge just the top of the vent opening. If I can achieve this I think I would have the proper natural convection ventilation and no need for fans. What are your thoughts?

I am also going to pay close attention to sealing around the flange by the fridge door and around the fridge box at the back so no heat or flue gases enter the cabin. The heat and gases will then have nowhere else to go except out the vent.
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Rick, here's a very good source for the venting information: RV Mobile Inc. Technical Pages - Venting
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Thanks Donna for the article. I read that one awhile back but it was a good refresher to read again now that I am ready to do the install. Now the problem is to tear myself away from this forum and actually get to work on it. Just 10 more minutes............ya right!
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Back to Selling: If you want it "Gone", I'd stick with a $75-$100 range. I have bought several 10-15 y.o. Dometics in that price range. Buying a 40 y.o. refrigerator is a crap shoot at best and shipping woud be another killer, thus really limiting your market.
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Please explain the electrics of this set up.
wiring a switch for the frig fan

Bigfoot refrigerator fan

Keeping the Fridge cool
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A 40 year old fridge is just one rust pin hole away from the scrap yard. Great until the refrigerant leaks, though.
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A 40 year old fridge is just one rust pin hole away from the scrap yard. Great until the refrigerant leaks, though.
At $25 at the pick and pull, a low stakes crap shoot.
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Now the problem is to tear myself away from this forum and actually get to work on it.
I suffer from the same problem! I have a Compact Jr. in pieces that needs re-assembling...
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