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RE: Replacement Fridge or New Cooling Unit

I went with JC refridge 120v model about 6 weeks ago and the freezer stays between 0 and 10 degrees in temps in the mid 80's, fridge stays around 35. I have a Dometic fridge and I will say that the videos and documentation provided were no help for the install. Luckily my installer had 20 years experience on RV's and was able to get it wired correctly the first time. Also the piping in the freezer did not fit like the OEM and we had to do a workaround to get everything to line up. In the end this option was much easier and cheaper for me than installing a residential fridge. I would have had to pull windshield, use forklift, have multiple people move it, tear out current framing, move water pump, move propane heater, redo framing. So for now I am happy we will see how well it works going forward.
JCat 11/07/19 09:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Mattress or Hotel ?

Thanks Bob for appreciating my humor, as shown in your signature.
JCat 11/06/19 11:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Mattress or Hotel ?

Thanks Bob. How about and answer on what type of mattress ?
JCat 11/05/19 01:08pm Class A Motorhomes
New Mattress or Hotel ?

The mattress on my sofa pullout has always been bad, even with a mattress topper. My daughter and husband are coming for a visit at thanksgiving and I need to get them a hotel, for about $500 or spend $$ on making the mattress good enough to sleep on. I was thinking about one of those nice air beds but was not sure if it would work when the sofa is closed up. Let me know Thanks
JCat 11/05/19 11:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dutch Air 120V Fridge Cooling unit (Vent Modification)

NRA you are correct, every RV brand and model has different depths behind the fridge. My friend with a Tiffin had the same install but has 3 extra inches behind the compressor, so no modification was needed.
JCat 10/07/19 09:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dutch Air 120V Fridge Cooling unit (Vent Modification)

Vent cover modification was easy, snip a few plastic pieces, heat it up and put it back on. With fridge on high temp was 33 degrees, freezer was 3 degrees
JCat 10/06/19 05:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dutch Air 120V Fridge Cooling unit (Vent Modification)

I contacted JC Fridge and they provided me with the process for modifying vent cover. I will implement this weekend.
JCat 10/04/19 11:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dutch Air 120V Fridge Cooling unit (Vent Modification)

The space issue for the compressor is specific to the fridge (in my case a Dometic 1292) and how it was installed in the RV (in my case a Mandalay 40D. Other fridge makes and models don't have the issue, as well as other RV's. My friend just installed the 12v version in his Tiffin on a Norcold and there is no space issue. But JC's can and did tell me how much space is required behind the fridge for the compressor.
JCat 10/03/19 11:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dutch Air 120V Fridge Cooling unit (Vent Modification)

Not their Problem. I knew the compressor would extend further than the existing cooling unit. But I wanted to see it after install to determine best solution based on the amount of space required.
JCat 10/03/19 10:55am Class A Motorhomes
Dutch Air 120V Fridge Cooling unit (Vent Modification)

Hi guys, here is my latest project. After 14 years the cooling unit on my Dometic finally went out. I wanted to install a residential fridge, but because of limited space, the cost to modify the fridge opening to get a bigger one in, pulling the windshield, and other things I decided not to go this route. Instead I ran into a guy who had installed a Dutch air 120v cooling system on the existing RV fridge and he loved it. So I contacted them, ordered the one for my fridge and last night we installed it. Install went well even though the videos on their site were not for my model of Dometic, we were able to figure it out. We were done in 4 hours, mainly due to my friend who was a 20 year RV tech. (not due to my skills) So all is good, it powered up, compressor came on. Went to put the outside cover on and it wont close. The vents that stick into the fridge space hit the new compressor. So I need a plan B. Here are the options I have come up with: 1. Cut the plastic vents that extend into the compressor space. 2. Get a piece of aluminum, cut it to fit the space, drill vent holes, and have it painted to match the rv paint job. (more costly) 3. You guys give me a suggestions Let's hear it. Thanks
JCat 10/03/19 10:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery Hold downs

I like that idea, nice pic too
JCat 10/02/19 01:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery Hold downs

Thanks, I have used the AGM's for my lat 2 sets of batteries and they don't last long enough to justify the cost. I will look into some straps.
JCat 09/27/19 12:14pm Class A Motorhomes
Battery Hold downs

The batteries in my RV are held down with metal L shaped brackets that go around the edge of 2 batteries and then are bolted to the floor. Over time these have begun to corrode due to the battery fumes/liquid. So I need to replace them. I want to go with a better solution, that won't corrode out. I was thinking plastic brackets or a metal bar attached to the bolts. What have you guys done and how did it work ?
JCat 09/27/19 10:03am Class A Motorhomes
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