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M380 (Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your M380 model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it.....list your M380 Parts here too.

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Old 07-12-2017
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i think black would look good
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Looks like everyone has used stainless front Samsung to replace old Dometic. Samsung offers a black front RF18. The fronts of all the appliances in the coach are black. Any reason not to use black RF18 so it matches other appliances? Just a matter of personal taste?
There is clearly no difference in performance and as you say just personal taste. But let me say this. My wife, when we were building our house insisted stainless steel shows fingerprints and she didn't want that and therefore wanted all black appliances in the house. She still works, so since I am retired I do the house cleaning. Let me say this, I hate the BLACK!!!!!!! It not only shows the fingerprints but every spec of dirt imaginable. Did I say I hate BLACK!!!!!!!!

The stainless Samsung in the coach shows an occasional fingerprint, but with a wipe down of some good stainless cleaner it shines like a new penny and it never seems to show the dust and other stuff like the the one in the house. So you choose your own poison.
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I and others have used the stainless platinum color. It seems to go better with the colors in my coach.
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Don't waste your time or money on trying to rebuild your old frig. I did rebuild mine and ended up replacing it with a Samsung. You will be happy.
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Eric - To update the interior went SS on both refer and microwave. Is personal preference but love the look of SS vs black. On SS a damp but thoroughly rung out microfiber towel wiped with "the grain" does wonders for finger prints, splatters and the occasional "peanut butter smudge". Spray Away SS cleaner used occasionally makes it all shine like brand new.
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Thanks Mallie, that is very helpful A quick search shows a few possibilities and several manufacturers use the technology now.
Mark, I am finding it difficult to find smaller, two door refrigerators with inverter technology. I don't see one on Samsung's site, and the descriptions on the big box store sites and on the manufacturer sites don't mention it. Can you (or anyone) share what you have been able to find? I am trying to replace my Dometic RM2807. Thanks.
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Manufacturers are not making the inverter technology refrigerators easy to identify. I was considering this change at one time, but its moved to a lower priority for the time being. I know this has been discussed, but what is the current draw on these units?
Andy, mine pulled 1.4A hot, when first pugged in. The next morning it was pulling .4A, I think it can go down to .2A.
You need to understand the fridge /Basically never goes off, just changed level of cooling to match load. Not sure what the average daily draw is, but it is low. We unplugged our coach for a day, and we did notice much battery depletion.
At the .4a for 24hr that is less that 10 AH Total.
Open the door a lot, use a lot of ice, could go up I am sure.
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Jim,

My post in finding inverter refrigerators on a google search was premature. Although the smaller ones were online, they were not in the US. I don't have an M380, but was interested in getting a new fridge.

I spend enough time at HomeDepot to know there are multiple Samsung and LG two door refrigerators on the floor. Both manufacturers label the fridges on the front with either inverter technology or inverter linear compressor. I bet there were over a dozen in the store at varying price points and sizes from $1600 on up.

The smaller refrigerators (that I need) with the technology don't seem to make it to the US, I read the manufactures don't think they are big enough for the typical American home.

Hope this helps
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Jim, I looked at the pics I took and it appears they are primarily 36" wide fridges at HomeDepot.

I saw a smaller LG that was special order a while ago, but didn't get the model number as it was still too large for me.
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Jim, I looked at the pics I took and it appears they are primarily 36" wide fridges at HomeDepot.

I saw a smaller LG that was special order a while ago, but didn't get the model number as it was still too large for me.
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