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Default Refrigerator Install in FC35RB

For anyone considering a 110 fridge installation in a FC, you might enjoy this.

https://youtu.be/1LvMbxKpV4s
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This one https://youtu.be/98ga_Jkyw-0
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For anyone considering a 110 fridge installin an FC, you might enjoy this(didn’t capture capping the propane). Plugged into the fridge 110 outlet.

https://youtu.be/1LvMbxKpV4s

The bit about the friend with the 5th wheel parking it on a 'not-so-level' pad while the propane fridge ran was eye-opening. Never thought about making sure you were level was actually a safety issue, but I'm new to this sport and have a lot to learn.
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I bought an FC that had a non working fridge,i was working on the fridge and thought i would look up the chase behind it ,i used a mirror and looked up,there was a huge squirrel nest built in the chase,if i had lit that fridge up it would have burned the caoch and possibly my shop.
check the chase every year or sooner.
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Since I'm working through the list of things I want to fix, might as well add that to the list. How's that done? Pull the cap on the roof? Pull something out from below, or do I just open the grill on the side of the bus and look up? Thanks.
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Since I'm working through the list of things I want to fix, might as well add that to the list. How's that done? Pull the cap on the roof? Pull something out from below, or do I just open the grill on the side of the bus and look up? Thanks.
You should be able to look up through the outside access door.
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If we find a photo of the remains of our buddies 5th wheel we will post it (pretty much a complete loss, all because of the propane burner in the fridge was crooked enough to ignite, burn & accelerate the cabinetry).
For an enroute, unplanned repair I’ve gotta say it went pretty well. We boondocked 3 days last week & were super impressed with how quickly it cooled to temp & how little power it used. I can’t imagine ever going back to a smaller, more expensive, complicated & potentially hazardous absorption-style RV 3-way refrigerator.
In the near future, I plan to replace all 3 propane furnaces with diesel Espar-style & the range with an induction unit, then remove the propane tank altogether & turn that space into more storage (as we learn videography, will post those projects as well).
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JC Refrigeration does retrofit kits for existing refrigerators to replace the 120/12/gas cooling units with 120/12V cooling units that get rid of the gas system completely, and seem to run more efficiently. I was intrigued with this retrofit, and would probably dig deeper into this should our existing fridge gives us fits.



They're not cheap, but look like a nice way to keep the box you have but replace all the failed running bits. It would be nice to get the fire out of the inside of the bus.
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JC Refrigeration does retrofit kits for existing refrigerators to replace the 120/12/gas cooling units with 120/12V cooling units that get rid of the gas system completely, and seem to run more efficiently. I was intrigued with this retrofit, and would probably dig deeper into this should our existing fridge gives us fits.



They're not cheap, but look like a nice way to keep the box you have but replace all the failed running bits. It would be nice to get the fire out of the inside of the bus.
I think the retrofit would be cool if you wanted to keep the look of the old fridge. But otherwise I think it makes more sense to replace with a new 110v fridge, you get a bunch more interior space compared to the RV fridge.
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I think the retrofit would be cool if you wanted to keep the look of the old fridge. But otherwise I think it makes more sense to replace with a new 110v fridge, you get a bunch more interior space compared to the RV fridge.

It does. But there's also the 'will it fit through my door' question that has to be answered. With a residential fridge,you also have to figure out a solution to keep the door(s) latched when in motion.



Nothing that can't be figured out, though, but an option. The retrofits look to cost about as much as a new RV fridge, but probably less than a similar-sized residential unit. And I guess in a FC, one will probably never have enough battery capacity w/o a significant upgrade to the battery pack.
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