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Old 09-22-2020, 02:36 PM   #1
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Refrig - Changeout

Hi! We have made the decision to park our 2010 3665RE unit permanently (Dade City, FL) and on my list of things to do is to remove the AC/LP refrig and install a residential one.



Any opinions on makes and models that work for the group? I am assuming that the only thing needed on the LP side is a brass cap to seal that connection.





I'd appreciate any refrigerator info and tips/tricks!


TIA!


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Several members have done this over the years. The Search facility will uncover lots of discussion about the process. Here are a few samples.
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Regarding Samsung? There are two camps here: Those that hate them and those that like them. It seems those that work good, work very good. And those that don't work good, are nothing but horrid nightmares.

I have a Samsung and it's been flawless since we purchased the fifth wheel.
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Samsung? As noted, some love them and apparently some hate them. I've not had a Samsung anything go wrong on me and I buy a lot of their branded stuff. That said I had never had a Samsung RV fridge and was hesitant to buy this trailer because of it. I talked to LOTS of folks about them and didn't find a one that didn't like them so bought the trailer.

When we returned home in July my home fridge had died. Of course there were no fridges to be had anywhere in our area due to covid. Looked and looked until I found a small appliance store that had been in business for decades. They had a Samsung, again I had the same reservations. I spoke at length with the owner and his wife regarding them. After those visits I bought a new 4 door for the house. The owner told me that if he had to buy a fridge the one at the top of his list would be a Samsung. He advised that of all the repair calls they had to make on newly sold fridges, Samsung was at the bottom. Don't know but I took him at his word. One or both may fail tomorrow but I'm thinking they won't.
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Just about any brand will work fine. Challenge is finding the unit you want that matches the Dimensions you need to work with.
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Just about any brand will work fine. Challenge is finding the unit you want that matches the Dimensions you need to work with.
Yep, simply measure your available space and go shopping at your favorite appliance store. Be sure to keep space depth in mind too. Most Rv's with residential reefers use "counter depth" units.
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So far we've been very happy with our Samsung. We've been full timing in our rig for several months now and whether running off inverter or shore power it's never skipped a beat. Makes ice faster than we can use it up.

https://www.samsung.com/us/home-appl...r-us/#benefits
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Among many other items that have gone wrong yet another just surfaced. We are gearing up for a short trip and Wanted to start storing things in the Fridge. Went and opened the door and no light. So, I say to myself what is going on now? Long story short the outlet has 120v power and the fridge is as dead as a door nail . To top it off the warranty ran out 6 months before we purchased our 3701rk Montana. Currently in the process of Dealing with the dealer to see where to go next. We did purchase an extended warranty that covers bumper to bumper and everything inside. Letís hope thereís not a fight
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Regarding Samsung? There are two camps here: Those that hate them and those that like them. It seems those that work good, work very good. And those that don't work good, are nothing but horrid nightmares.

I have a Samsung and it's been flawless since we purchased the fifth wheel.
Love our Samsung. We are fulltimers as well. The only issue is we had to swap the defrost thingy and install the new one that is a little longer I think. Did that a while back and so far so good.
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[QUOTE=jgavin;1198685]Hi! We have made the decision to park our 2010 3665RE unit permanently (Dade City, FL) and on my list of things to do is to remove the AC/LP refrig and install a residential one.



Any opinions on makes and models that work for the group? I am assuming that the only thing needed on the LP side is a brass cap to seal that connection.





I'd appreciate any refrigerator info and tips/tricks!


TIA!


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If you like the size of your current fridge, you can change out your current cooling unit to a 120 V compressor driven unit. You end up with a residential type unit. No having to find a fridge to fit your current space. Comes with a 3 year warranty and option to buy an additional 3 year warranty. Check out JCRefrigeration.com web site to see if this would work for you. I changed out my Dometic to the 12 V compressor unit so I can run it while traveling and not run it on propane. I have my freezer now at -10 degrees and 36 degrees in the fridge. This is at the third setting out of 5 in Texas heat.
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Samsung? As noted, some love them and apparently some hate them. I've not had a Samsung anything go wrong on me and I buy a lot of their branded stuff. That said I had never had a Samsung RV fridge and was hesitant to buy this trailer because of it. I talked to LOTS of folks about them and didn't find a one that didn't like them so bought the trailer.

When we returned home in July my home fridge had died. Of course there were no fridges to be had anywhere in our area due to covid. Looked and looked until I found a small appliance store that had been in business for decades. They had a Samsung, again I had the same reservations. I spoke at length with the owner and his wife regarding them. After those visits I bought a new 4 door for the house. The owner told me that if he had to buy a fridge the one at the top of his list would be a Samsung. He advised that of all the repair calls they had to make on newly sold fridges, Samsung was at the bottom. Don't know but I took him at his word. One or both may fail tomorrow but I'm thinking they won't.
God help you if the 4 door unit has propane as the refrigerant for one section. I think they did away with that a few years back but never sure what Samsung does. It will have a 10 year warranty on the sealed system and if the propane side fails, it gets replaced. Yep, the whole unit.
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https://jc-refrigeration.com/
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Thanks, missed that. BTW, the 12 V cooling unit does NOT require an inverter. The 120 V does, same as any residential fridge.
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