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Old 08-19-2015, 10:01 PM   #11
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Probably would with no issues. Only thing is making sure the steps don't hit it when folded in. I had to space mine down a little with a few small washers. The rack itself is just 3/4 angle (Or maybe it was 1/2", can't remember) and expanded metal from lowes.
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Old 08-20-2015, 07:54 AM   #12
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As requested, here's a few more pictures of the shoe rack. I do have 3 steps. Not sure why I was thinking 2. Guess I don't pay much mind to how much stepping I do. Oh, all credit goes to RickAE for the shoe rack idea. 3rd picture may be a little hard to figure out, but it kind of shows the clearance between the step and rack when folded up. That's the bottom step you see.
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:39 AM   #13
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TY John and RickAE for an absolutely awesome idea!!!!

Never even considered that.

Time to build two!!! Lol
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:49 AM   #14
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Nice job John. I'm also definitely going to copy RickAE's shoe rack.
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Old 08-27-2015, 02:51 PM   #15
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So here's the new fridge. Came in tuesday, I left for work wednesday, so 21 more days until I can start on it. The dimensions should be easy to work with. When the existing fridge was changed out, I took pictures and measurements of the box opening real good. The only thing I'll have to cut a little is maybe 1/16 to 1/8" off of one of the sides of the opening. Fridge enclosure opening is 23.5" wide x 60" tall. Fridge itself is 23.5" wide x 59.5" tall. Depth of opening is 24", fridge is 22.5" from back to gasket. I'll have it stick out a little to give me a little more working room.

So I go from 8cf to 10.1 cf, plus get the frost free feature. I'll be better insulating the cabinet and be making the locking mechanism for the doors while in transit. Of course I'll be making some trim as well to neaten up around the opening. I'm hoping to at least get the fridge in before possible knee surgery.

Here's the link for this specific fridge if anyone is ever interested:
Shop Haier 10.11-cu ft Top-Freezer Refrigerator (Black) at Lowes.com

Do the math. Between fridge cost, estimated inverter and battery cost, wiring etc, I'm still way less than the cost of a new Norcold.
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Old 08-27-2015, 09:37 PM   #16
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Holy cripe that is huge!!! Lol

Take plenty of pics when you get to the mod.

When we had our Yellowstone I replaced the original fridge with a 4cuf dorm fridge. Used the child snap locks that some have used for the outdoor kitchen fridge to keep the doors closed.
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Yet, it's still lighter than the Norcold. I have it running in the shop now, and already love the thing. Guess this will be one of the first mods on future rigs. I will take plenty of pictures.
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Ok, so here it is. Got home from work yesterday, and hit the floor running this morning. First few pictures is what the compartment looks like from the factory, second 2 are after removal of the batten and installing the foam board. I didn't snap any pictures, but I did neaten up and organize the wiring.


Sorry about the sideways pictures. Guess I didn't hold the phone right.
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And here's the rest of it. Made a sheet metal pan for the base which gives a little peace of mind, and just looks better. Had to cut about 1/4" off of the right side of the opening to get the new fridge in. Once in, what you can't see, there are "L" brackets secured to the top of the fridge and to the opening, then 3 screws across the back / base of the fridge. For now, it's just running on shore power or genset. Soon to come when money allows, the inverter and auto transfer switch.

I love this new fridge. Even though I've only had it in the camper today, I don't think I will ever own another Norcold or Dometic fridge. Total cost for today's mods, under $400.
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Maybe this picture will show up right. Tomorrow morning, I'll be making the trim to finish it out.
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