Dometic fridge upgrade/transplant

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by Techno, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. Techno

    Techno Funster Life Member

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    A simple swap? not on your Nellie, both fridges need to be fully stripped of doors to go through the hab door.
    The new fridge is the same height front to rear whilst the old is taller at the front and lower behind the control panel. The result is that some cabinet remodeling is required but nothing drastic. I wanted to sort out Rapido's bad factory fit anyway so all OK with me.
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    The old fridge is for sale
     
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    Why did you change it?
    What is wrong with the old one?
    What model No. Is it?
     
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    Old one is a 7655L AES
    It has the old centre lock mechanisms which prevents the fridge being hinged on the left in my situation as forgetting to lock the door for travel could be catastrophic.
    The new one is self locking RMD8505 and overall a better unit. No metal wire shelves to go rusty either.

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    What did you do with the old one?
     
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    See bottom of first post :roflmto:
     
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    Do you have a price?
     
  7. Techno

    Techno Funster Life Member

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    Offers on £400
    I have a buyer who can collect some time next month but says he'll understand if it goes before then. It is currently stood in my dining room and wifey isn't happy :Doh:
     
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    OK thanks but mine has to have the hinge on the left
     
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    Yes the hinge can be changed over easy, 10 minute job. It is just not safe that way if on the offside of the van! fine on nearside install
     

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