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Old 04-17-2013, 07:15 PM   #1
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replace refrigerator with residential model

Has anyone replace the norcold 1210 refrigerator in the Pinnacle 36REQS with a residential model? If so, what did u use??
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:29 PM   #2
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It wasn't in a Pinnacle, but a friend replaced his with a Frigidaire 1817LB4 He said it didn't take much cabinet work to trim it out. Worse problem was getting the old one out due to it's weight.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:24 PM   #3
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Are you going to be leaving it in one place all the time? I would be a little concerned how it would hold up being moved all the time.
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Are you going to be leaving it in one place all the time? I would be a little concerned how it would hold up being moved all the time.
There are a number of manufacturers offering Residential type Refrigerator's in 5th Wheels and Motorhomes these days, never heard any reports of problems with them.
Only drawback in 5th Wheel is a Residential Refrigerator will only run during travel as long as the battery power holds up.
Some manufacturers are putting 1000 Watt Inverters and 4 Batteries on 5ers with Residential type Refrigerator's.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:58 AM   #5
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I have a residential refrigerature in my 2012 36BHDS and it only runs on 120V power, if the power goes out it doesn't run. We just love it, has a heck of alot more space along with full size freezer and ice maker. Just make sure that it is ssecuritly fastened to the wall.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:14 AM   #6
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I have a Samsung residential refrigerator in my 5th wheel.

It has a 2,00W inverter (overkill) and 2 Group 27 12V batteries for use when off shore power.

It keep the exact temperature while parked or on the road.
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Unless you are boon docking, I see little need for a gas absorption refrigerator, or even an inverter to run a standard one. If you pre-cool. it will last easily for a day of travel. If you travel on consecutive days, a small inverter would be benificial and the fridge would probably run of the TV battery. Most of the modern vintage trucks have high output alternators.

I tell my marine customers that unless they are cruising and without shore power for days on end, go get an apartment size fridge at Walmart for $150. If they are out on the lake for a day or anchored out for the weekend, they are running the gen for AC, so power to the fridge isn't an issue anyway. But... If they insist on buying a $1400 refrigerator from me, I'm not going to send them away.
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Thanks for all the replies. I only camp at one place (beach) therefore, AC power is all I need. I just want to see if anyone has found a model that will fit in the cut out in the slide out.
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do you know which model you are using??
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I have a Samsung residential refrigerator in my 5th wheel.

It has a 2,00W inverter (overkill) and 2 Group 27 12V batteries for use when off shore power.

It keep the exact temperature while parked or on the road.
Which Samsung model are you using?
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