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the fridge of choice is the Samsung RF 197.
Rob,

What is thr rest of that model number? Should be some letters after the RF197.

Does yours have the ice maker too?
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Rob,

What is thr rest of that model number? Should be some letters after the RF197.

Does yours have the ice maker too?
Model is RF197ACRS and it has an icemaker
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Hi Rob,

Replacing the frige usually requires the passenger's side windshield to be removed to get the old one out and the new one in. Did Peter and you have to remove the windshield?

Chuck
No Chuck we didn't have to remove the windshield. Pete came up with the idea of making a mockup fridge out of the cardboard box it came in. We constructed a box the same size as the fridge without doors. This was 24 X 32 X 70 approx. After several dry runs using this cardboard mockup we determined what height it had to be lifted up to clear the passenger side seat base. You have to remove the passenger seat for sure and maybe the drivers as well. In my case both seats were out anyways as needed for the new flooring install. The step well cover supported two large blocks approx 6 or 8 inches on top of which we placed a piece of the old carpet for protection. Peter and his neighbour Tina tilted the fridge in the door then lifted the bottom up and shoved it in to me. It slide across the carpet onto a four wheeled dolly. Once you have the fridge in you need to be careful how you tip it upright. Front to back or side to side makes a difference if you have low ceilings. And yes I know it never happened because there are no pictures. I'll attach some in a few days.
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WOW.. You did read the part where it weighs 235 lbs right???

For practice I could lay down and you guys could try and lift me into the coach?

Hey Rob, do you have any literature about the DC side and the MSW setup? I've searched the PDF but cannot find anything that mentions that.
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This sound like the first elect fridge that makes sense for the Bus.
Inverter technology is going to lead the way in power saving in all our appliances including home AC. Not sure exactly how this fridge works, but many are basically using three phase DC motors with inverter.
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This sound like the first elect fridge that makes sense for the Bus.
Inverter technology is going to lead the way in power saving in all our appliances including home AC. Not sure exactly how this fridge works, but many are basically using three phase DC motors with inverter.
The compressor has a DC motor now? Interesting.
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You guys are getting in over my pay grade. I expect Peter will pop in with some spec info. I only found out yesterday that he'd been researching fridges, in particular this one, for THREE years.
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WOW.. You did read the part where it weighs 235 lbs right???

For practice I could lay down and you guys could try and lift me into the coach?

Hey Rob, do you have any literature about the DC side and the MSW setup? I've searched the PDF but cannot find anything that mentions that.
Look up "RF197ACRS msw".
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Rob, thinks for you sharing. Lot of us are looking for fridge options.
George, lots more complicated than just DC. In our HVAC end, it is a 3 phase, Electronically commutated DC motors.
Probably more accurate to say computer controled.
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http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...ad+frig&page=7

Read this thread from post #62 on for info on the Samsung RF197

If you do a search wrt this fridge and installing in an RV, there are several RVers that have installed this fridge in different types of RVs. Some of the main attractions are;
- it is a counter depth model (box is 24" deep) will fit in the space of a propane fridge
- it is 32 1/4" wide and will fit in many Rvs as it is the same width as larger RV fridges
- can run on MSW
- very energy efficient (twin cooling system - well insulated)

When installing the fridge I noticed that the cooling fan is 12V DC, The compressor is stamped as 115V AC.
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