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BrianS 09-30-2016 02:09 PM

Samsung refrigerator
 
All this talk about how great it is to have a Samsung or other house refrigerator in our birds, I went and got the dimensions of the Samsung, and then measured my space. If I was to install one, it is too tall! The top would be into the cabinet above the current Dometic. Even removing the cabinet below and having the refrigerator on the floor.
Anyone else have this problem, and how did you deal with it???

Thanks!

Randy Dupree 09-30-2016 02:40 PM

sometimes you just have to do a little wood work!
But,its worth the money.
Run up to Pea Ridge,Tim can fix you right up.

BrianS 09-30-2016 03:17 PM

Seeing Tim about this was what I was thinking. I don't recall anyone else having the same problem.
I am fairly close to pea ridge!

Rick 09-30-2016 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by BrianS (Post 356479)
All this talk about how great it is to have a Samsung or other house refrigerator in our birds, I went and got the dimensions of the Samsung, and then measured my space. If I was to install one, it is too tall! The top would be into the cabinet above the current Dometic. Even removing the cabinet below and having the refrigerator on the floor.
Anyone else have this problem, and how did you deal with it???

Thanks!

We, meaning Randy and Mike removed the drawer under our Whirpool. Plenty of room on top. Enough so that Tim could build Roberta another place to put stuff.

Rick Davis 09-30-2016 06:27 PM

Brian, I measured mine yesterday and I have 32.5" available for the width. If removing my lower drawer I get only 66" height, so I also will have to also remove the lower portion of the upper cabinet.

My concern is the only 27-1/2" width I have available at the door to get the units in & out. The limitation I have is caused by the built-in factory screen door that is on this mid-door version. My initial staring at it doesn't reveal any apparent easy way to remove the screen door.

BrianS 09-30-2016 06:36 PM

I did not even look at the door to get the frig in the coach. But I don't have a screen door like yours.
So what is your plan to make the frig fit? Once you get it onboard, of course!

isp2952 09-30-2016 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by BrianS (Post 356479)
All this talk about how great it is to have a Samsung or other house refrigerator in our birds, I went and got the dimensions of the Samsung, and then measured my space. If I was to install one, it is too tall! The top would be into the cabinet above the current Dometic. Even removing the cabinet below and having the refrigerator on the floor.
Anyone else have this problem, and how did you deal with it???

Thanks!

Brian, I had a drawer below my Dometic and a cabinet above. You will have to tear both out. Not a big loss because my cabinet above was very small. The drawer below we used for seldom used items because it was difficult bend over that low to get stuff out. So you take out a ton of screws and tear out a ton of clear caulk at each seam. Not as hard as you think but it does take some effort. When your done you won't be sorry. Set the fridge on the floor. The only easy way to do it. This is how I finished mine, at the open top and also securing for travel.

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I forgot to add that I took a steel 2' wide flat bar that was longer than the fridge is wide. Something like 35 inches or so. Anyway, I bent the ends up on the bar right at the width of the fridge. Then screwed those ends to the sidewall. When you get the fridge you will see some indentations on top of the cover for the hinges. I drilled holes in the bar where those indentations were. Dropped in a bolt in each hole to secure the top of the fridge from moving. The bottom I took construction adhesive glued down a block at each wheel to keep it from rolling out. It is very secure.

cesalie2 09-30-2016 07:13 PM

Wow!

Jim,
Very impressive indeed.
I like the Bluebird grill above the refrigerator!

Randy Dupree 09-30-2016 07:15 PM

As Jim says,the upper and lower cabinets are both removable,the are components that unscrew and come out,after you cut the caulking around the seams.
Its not as hard as it looks.
Brian,do the new install,then take it to Tim to get the final cabinet work done on the top cabinet.
$500 or so will be all Tim charges,for high quality work.

NoGas 09-30-2016 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by BrianS (Post 356479)
If I was to install one, it is too tall! The top would be into the cabinet above the current Dometic. Even removing the cabinet below and having the refrigerator on the floor. Anyone else have this problem, and how did you deal with it??? Thanks!

Brian - Not your coach model but bet install would be similar, check this thread (posts 38, 52 & 56). As others have mentioned, I also originally had a small drawer below and cabinet above. Now have a cabinet below the platform I built and a barrel latch held panel concealing a hide'y area on top of the fridge. Didn't need much cabinet work, because I was able to reuse the old cab doors and cross piece so it needed only a basic modification. Getting the old Dometic out and new one in thru the coach door would've been a challenge had Jim B not posted how he did it (see earlier in the same thread above). All the trouble you go through to accomplish this mod is well worth it.


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