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Jim , I did see the replacement model but 30" just wont work for me I'm afraid . That puts it 6" into the hallway and I would need to turn sideways to pass the handles . I guess if this is all there is I will go back to gas.elect again unless there is a handle less model out there . Thanks for the link .
Al - Do you have your Norcold out? Are you measuring behind it to the coach outer wall (gray color on mine) and not the false wood flue panel? Once that panel was removed on mine, the RF18 box depth fit flush with the wood cabinet surround. Only the actual door and handles stick out. The box fit through the front door on its side with about 1/2” on each side to spare. Used a dolly and ramp as shown. Works perfect running off the Magnum MS2812 Pure Sine inverter. Installed mine in May of 2015 and the then new RF18 model had just come out.
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No it's 27.1/2 deep without doors. My entry door is 27.1/2. Very very tight, plus Samsung does not revele the computer mounted on back side . Had to remove computer cover and the boards. Unplugged all connections then fed cables through 1 at time. HARD for sure but doable.
Choose theRT18 because it allowed us to keep the top storage, just re.oved the bottom storage drawer.
Also specs out less energy in year than the RF18, that's our 1st choice but RT18 better fit for us.
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Ed , your choice is 1" more in depth than the RF18 , so for me it would not be my first choice .
Van , with the wall to the right I think you could have even gone to a larger fridge Unfortunately our old fridge is flush with the pocket door . I could go back to propane but Leon told me last week Norcold still makes junk and the Dometic is not even a perfect fit either . It would be 26" deep , still less than 30". I think I will stick with the old rule
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When replacing the standard RV refrigerator with a house unit, how do you address the defrost drain condensation pans water in the base of the unit?


Do you install and route a new drain hose to the outside, or do you remove and empty the drain pan prior to moving the coach to prevent any water from sloshing out?
Or, are these all manual defrost units?

Just curious for those who may be entertaining the change.
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Most house fridges have some sort of pan under the fridge. Usually that water evaporates. I have never seen a house fridge that requires any type of exterior drain hose.v
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Yes, BUT, a house never moves unlike our coaches.


So you have been sitting for a week and the refer just went through a defrost cycle right before you unhook to move on to your next adventure and the refer pan has water sitting in it.


Is there enough water to slosh out, or does it all stay in the pan and eventually evaporate into the coaches interior when you get home and shut it off.


Or do you remove the pan and dump any water out after it has been off?


Just curious as to what everyone does.
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Yes, BUT, a house never moves unlike our coaches.


So you have been sitting for a week and the refer just went through a defrost cycle right before you unhook to move on to your next adventure and the refer pan has water sitting in it.


Is there enough water to slosh out, or does it all stay in the pan and eventually evaporate into the coaches interior when you get home and shut it off.


Or do you remove the pan and dump any water out after it has been off?


Just curious as to what everyone does.

I have used a house fridge for 20 years now,i have never dumped a pan or seen any defrost water leaking out.
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I've been on some bad rough roads and neve had any issues. This is a none problem.
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I have a Samsung RF-18 never had any problems with water drippage out of the pan in five years, when I install the refrigerator I built a storage bin under the refrigerator that has essential items in it. They can’t get wet !!! I pay close attention to any water. My2¢ We run the coach Several trips a year mostly Fla & Tejas, Every way you can rolling road trips weekends park for several weeks at a time blah blah blah no water from the fridge, now ac drains and condensation from them are another topic
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Never seen any water in my RF18 drain pan. If any does trickle down through the drain tube, it appears to evaporate on its own OR perhaps my long malfunctioning defrost function doesn’t generate any . My original ice-melter had a drain-to-outside tube already installed. If yours has the same, it would be easy to hook that up to the Samsung drain tube - should this is a concern for you.

My early model RF18 has the computer box mounted on top, so that made fitting it through the front door easier. As noted above, I’ve been fighting a defrost issue for YEARS , partially solved but not completely . It seems later models of the RF18 do not have this issue. So after this Summer’s use, I’ll be looking at a replacement. Whether I’ll go with a Samsung again, or step up to a GE or Fisher-Paykel is undecided right now.
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