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Lerv

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Posted: 11/01/19 03:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My fridge has died on me, and I am curious, how can I remove it from the coach? Looking at the numbers, it seems to large to fit through the rear entry door https://refrigeratorfaq.com/refrigerator-lock/ . Does anyone have experience here?

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FYI, my rig is a 1988 Chinook Concourse 18 plus. It has a Norcold 8663, 6.3 cubixc foot, 3-way fridge.

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You can make the frig smaller by removing the door, and sometimes by removing the cooling unit. If that doesn't work, you may have to remove a window. Check to see what your best option is by measuring doors and windows.


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The shop at the RV store where I work usually takes them out the nearest window. It takes the about 10 minutes to remove a window and about a half hour to re-install it.

They take the fork lift and extend the forks into the coach, hoist the fridge up onto the forks and back it out. This may be your biggest challenge doing it this way, unless you have a fork truck that is.


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Hi—we just did ours and replaced it with a residential model. Have done many over the years. Do you have specific questions that I can answer for you?


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had ours repaced at CW. it went thru the entry door, minus the fridge doors.


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Posted: 11/01/19 07:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We had our Dometic fridge replaced a few years ago while wintering down in Florida. They took the old one out an new one in through the entry door of our trailer. They took off the fridge doors first.
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I replaced the cooling unit with an Amish made unit so no removal necessary.

Works better than a new one.


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Ours came out and back in through bedroom window/escape hatch. open it and folded back out of the way. 6 big men and a pickup truck managed it.


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convert the existing unit to a compressor fridge.


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If you are just tossing it away, dismantle it and take it out piece by piece. Once you have the pieces outside, you can crush the metal box, bend it up, or chop it up to get it out the door.

However, if you plan to keep it whole... probably through a removed window.

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