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Old 07-10-2013
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We took delivery of our new refrigerator for the bird. I will be starting this project in the next couple of weeks and would like any suggestions from those that have already installed one. I have to go through the shower to get to the back of the fridge and am not looking forward to that. Any suggestions or words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.I bought the fridge out of the Texas bus which is suppose to be in good working order. The one I am taking out has not worked on gas since we bought the bus. I have not tried to fix it. I will be selling these if anyone is interested. The one from Texas has walnut panels on it and the original one I have has the tan gloss panels.
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I have to go through the shower to get to the back of the fridge and am not looking forward to that.
Hey Wayne--

I'm sure others with experience will be along soon and make appropriate suggestions. I've never done a Wanderlodge fridge replacement, so I don't know these things, hoping for enlightenment if you don't mind a few questions from left field...

Are you re-sizing the refrigerator compartment? I don't know why you'd need access to the back from the side, is there no louvered vent outside to get at connections?

Thanks and Good luck!

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I have a side isle coach and do not have access from the outside. The only way to the back of the fridge is through the shower. The old fridge is a dometic 7030 and the Samsung is the same width as it is. I just have to take out a drawer that is on the bottom and adjust the height a bit. I removed the one in Texas and it was fun??
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Make sure when you use gravity to help you remove the old fridge, you yourself are between where the fridge will end up and the bus exit, otherwise you may be trapped in the rear of the bus by the fridge. I learned this scenario the hard way, late one night.
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Make sure when you use gravity to help you remove the old fridge, you yourself are between where the fridge will end up and the bus exit, otherwise you may be trapped in the rear of the bus by the fridge. I learned this scenario the hard way, late one night.
Yup.. climbing over the top of that think in a narrow FC hallway is tricky!
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man i need pic as i got side layout

i cannot see how to get thru shower?
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My shower has a small panel of corian that is about two feel by three down at the bottom on the right side as you walk in. The panel is held in with rev sealant and you have to cut around the edge and pull the panel out. I will try to take a picture of the panel. I haven't taken this one out yet, but I did on the one in Texas. It does not come out very easy.

Thanks for the advice about staying between the fridge and the door, I don't want to be behind or it on top of me. Thanks
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You know Wayne....
If a couple of weeks ago you would have just given Leon a bit more cash, you could have had the old fridge fixed too.
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mine has that too please show pic!!

my fan some where is making some racket at times!
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Here are some pictures of the refrigerator and isle layout. I also included some pictures inside the shower so you can see the panel that has to be removed. You will see the horizontal corian strip on the lower panel and that has to come off and the lower panel removed. It did not come out easy on the Texas bus and you have to be so careful not to chip or break the corian.

Looking for suggestions on how the anchor the new refrigerator so it will not come up and meet me when stopping.

I recently hurt my back so this project will have to wait a week or so for the back to heal. It bad getting young!!!

Hope these help!!!
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