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Old 05-16-2009
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Default Swapping the refrigerator

We went to Suncoast RV to replace the original Dometic fridge on our bird with a new domestic unit. After extensive research, I found a unit (a Maytag 19.1 cubic foot bottom freezer) that would fit the old opening with only relatively minor modifications.

The bottom drawer had to be removed and the old vent shaft had to be covered beneath the new refrigerator, but no major changes were made to the cabinet framework.

The old fridge went out through the windshield and the new fridge came in the same way.

Tim did a fantastic job of securing and trimming out the new fridge. I highly recommend his work to anyone considering a refrigerator replacement. The process started at 8:30 AM and was all done by 4PM of the same day. You couldn't ask for a more painless outcome to a job this size.

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