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wanderingbob

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Posted: 11/01/19 02:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How are ya gonna get the replacement back in ?

Chris Bryant

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Posted: 11/01/19 02:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’ve always been able to remove the RV door to make them fit, if the door is too narrow.
I wouldn’t repair yours- due to its age, I would bet the foam is bad and the door has swollen a bit, but you did get 31 years out of it!


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Posted: 11/02/19 09:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The window.
https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29948572.cfm
Post of a fridge going through window

They build campers from the inside out sometimes, so the interior and furnishings are installed before the outer walls sometimes. The window might be the only hole big enough.

If you have a big window that is an "emergency exit" window then you are fortunate as you can remove the window without removing the frame, often this is why there is an emergency window.

Good news is that you end up replacing the butyl around the window, which is something that is a maintenance issue after 10-15 years anyway.

Consider converting to the Danfoss type compressor fridge. Some propane models can be converted, or there are many chest type fridge/freezers out there. Dometic or ARB are two name brand ones, but many others on ebay that are similar.

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Gee. I just replaced the cooling unit. We layed it face down on the floor (Had to move a fixture but only 4 screws and that was also part of the next job) took the back off and carried it out the door. carried the new back in and put it on (Ok I'm very highly simplifying Rachal did a lot of work "Between" Steps) and shoved it back in place.. Works great now. No windows involved.

Next job was replacing the floor on the slide out.> The Fixture (Dining room table) I needed to move bolts to that floor so it had to move anyway .


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