Installing Frig in Uhaul - Fiberglass RV

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Old 01-14-2010, 05:41 PM   #1
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I am contemplating installing a two way frig in my u-haul 13"

All of the refrigerators I have seen require an inch or two more than the depth I have available in the cabinet under the stove.

I presume that the front can be spaced out to get more depth. Has anyone any comment to add? Perhaps someone who has done this.

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Old 01-14-2010, 09:28 PM   #2
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I have a Compact Jr, which also has very shallow cabinets.

I wanted to put in a 3-way refrigerator (it was built with an ice box) and had difficulty finding a fridge shallow enough for it. Compact Jrs that came with a fridge had a frame that stuck out into the aisleway nearly 2", and then the door stuck out another 1 1/2" or so -- something I really didn't want because it would make the aisle very narrow.

I finally found I had few choices:
1. Use a fridge from a VW Westfalia (very small, but shallow)
2. Spend more than the trailer cost for a new fridge
3. Keep looking until I found a used shallow 3-way.

I was fortunate to find a used Dometic RM2190, which is 21 3/4" high, 19 1/2" wide, and 19 3/4" deep.

After all that I decided to do something else entirely, so now the fridge is sitting in the garage looking for a new home.

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Old 01-17-2010, 10:30 PM   #3
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On our 16' UHaul, we put in a small dorm fridge (just AC power). I had to open the hole a bit bigger to fit it in and the case + door sticks out about 1.5 inches from the fiberglass. However, this isn't any more than our drawer handles stick out, so it hasn't been a problem. Our problem is that the door posts (top and bottom) sometimes bend open slightly during rough travel and the door will fall off! Now I bungie cord it shut while traveling. This keeps it pretty tight most of the time. Probably should just get a new fridge or stronger hinge posts.
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