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EEWally

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Posted: 09/01/20 03:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a Dometic RM3663 refrigerator in our 1997 Lance truck camper. We'd like to replace it because:

1. It doesn't work and we're told a new cooling unit would be needed. It seems the electronics are OK. Unplugging from 110 causes it to switch to propane and the flame comes on. Plugging it back into 110 turns the flame off and the heat is maintained.

2. The doors have cracked (rough Forest Service roads) and are being held together with duct tape. Serious problem for the wife!

It seems, though, the camper door is too small to get a new fridge through it. What to do in a case like this?


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Posted: 09/01/20 03:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

how about taking the fridge doors off?


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Window? Escape hatch over the bed? A smaller fridge?


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Posted: 09/01/20 04:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Remove fridge from the enclosure then remove doors from front, remove cooling unit from the back.

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Boon, OP said...get new fridge in.

“It seems, though, the camper door is too small to get a new fridge through it.”

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I replaced our fridge with same size fridge a few months back. Had to take the RV door frame off to get a hole big enough. That was a chore plus putting it all back after. At that it seemed like there was about 1/16" clearance. [emoticon] Had a real battle, needed son to help.


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Lwiddis wrote:

Boon, OP said...get new fridge in.

“It seems, though, the camper door is too small to get a new fridge through it.”


Oh no, reading comprehension 101.[emoticon]

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Lwiddis wrote:

Boon, OP said...get new fridge in.

“It seems, though, the camper door is too small to get a new fridge through it.”


Gotta get old one out first..........


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Ours had to go out and back in through the bedroom window. Some class As have to remove the windshield.


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We just replaced the fridge in our 2002 Lance. The old Dometic 2554 would not go out the door even with the door frame removed. We removed the old one by separating the cooling unit from the fridge box, then we could get it out through the door. We brought the new one in through the slideout opening since the slide was removed for repair anyway.


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