In 2014 I replaced the original three way refrigerator
in our '82 Burro
with a Dometic two way fridge
. It worked fine for a year, then it started blowing the fuse hooked to the battery
box. The way it is set up, the Burro battery
the decision about propane
or electric. That is all it does. We had an electrician look at it and replacing the fuse worked for a second, then blew. He checked the box behind the fridge
through the outside access panel and said he thought it could be the circuit in the box. He said everything else seemed to be working perfectly.
So, here are two questions:
1. Is it worth taking it in to a RV place? I really didn't get great work done when we lived in California - they seemed to think an '82 was ready to be replaced and were pretty slapdash. We now live in Anacortes Washington. When I went in to a dealership in Burlington about a floor repair (that I ended up doing myself) they said they didn't work on the old fiberglass units in a surprising dismissing tone - but that was body, not electric.
2. I've read a bit on this site about folks replacing the refrigerator
with an icebox. I know that would be perhaps a simpler solution than the repair but I do cook and store ingredients in the fridge
and the easy access is nice.
Is there an icebox that could give me that simple access?
I want to get on the road!! Spring is creeping up on me.