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Old 09-10-2012, 03:39 PM   #43
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SMLRanger; I posted, back on 8/31, that I had just purchased a Frigidaire, residential refrigerator, very much like yours. Well, it has finally been installed by Lazy Days, RV Dealership, in Tampa ( can pick it up tomorrow). They told me that the doors needed to be strapped closed, while traveling and they suggested a strap, attached to the top of the frame, connecting to the bottom, thus holding the doors in place. The cost from Fleetwood, would be $85.00 and it would take 4 more days, including shipping time. However, I declined the offer, stating that I would take care of the problem of securing the doors, myself. I looked at your post again and saw what was installed on your fridge, to secure the doors. If you have any information, as to where I might find the same door catches, I would appreciate it very much. Thanks, Gripper
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:45 PM   #44
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SMLRanger; I posted, back on 8/31, that I had just purchased a Frigidaire, residential refrigerator, very much like yours. Well, it has finally been installed by Lazy Days, RV Dealership, in Tampa ( can pick it up tomorrow). They told me that the doors needed to be strapped closed, while traveling and they suggested a strap, attached to the top of the frame, connecting to the bottom, thus holding the doors in place. The cost from Fleetwood, would be $85.00 and it would take 4 more days, including shipping time. However, I declined the offer, stating that I would take care of the problem of securing the doors, myself. I looked at your post again and saw what was installed on your fridge, to secure the doors. If you have any information, as to where I might find the same door catches, I would appreciate it very much. Thanks, Gripper
I am not sure of the manufacturer, but I believe the latches were from a company called Southco. These look very much like what they put on my doors
C3 - Grabber Catch Latches | Southco

Please post some pics of the install done by Lazy Days.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:12 PM   #45
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Great thread, my 05 journey w/dbl door fridge may need a swap like this someday.

My concern is dry camping. A friend of mine just bought a new journey which has a residential fridge in it from winnebago. they add batteries (5 coach) when you have this fridge. they say that it will last 3 days running just on the inverter.

heck if i leave my inverter on by mistake, my batteries are below 12v in less than a day with no draw, much less a fridge. maybe new inverters are better ?

I dry camp many days a year, and can't take a chance on it not working and don't want to run the generator all the time or even half the time.

Would love to see one of you charge up your batteries and let the inverter run the fridge and see how long it goes.

Thanks, Dave
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[QUOTE=smlranger;1305305]I am not sure of the manufacturer, but I believe the latches were from a company called Southco. These look very much like what they put on my doors

Please post some pics of the install done by Lazy Days.[QUOTE]I did pick up my RV today, from Lazy days. Total cost of installation, was $1860.00 - I provided the refer. But I haven't taken any pictures of the install, yet. You see, to keep the costs down I asked them just to remove the NotCold and secure the RR in the space, as I had no way of doing it, not having a forklift and additional help available. The refers had to go through a side window. If there was any cabinet modifications (and there are), I would do that at my leisure. I will post pictures, after the mods. As to securing the doors, during travel, I purchased some child safety locks, from Walmart today. I think I can make them work, at least until I find something better.
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Great thread, my 05 journey w/dbl door fridge may need a swap like this someday.

My concern is dry camping. A friend of mine just bought a new journey which has a residential fridge in it from winnebago. they add batteries (5 coach) when you have this fridge. they say that it will last 3 days running just on the inverter.

heck if i leave my inverter on by mistake, my batteries are below 12v in less than a day with no draw, much less a fridge. maybe new inverters are better ?

I dry camp many days a year, and can't take a chance on it not working and don't want to run the generator all the time or even half the time.

Would love to see one of you charge up your batteries and let the inverter run the fridge and see how long it goes.

Thanks, Dave
Dave, we don't dry camp much at this point (maybe we will when I retire in 3 years). I am going to replace my three 12 volt group 27 batteries with four 6V GC2 golf car batteries soon. I have no illusions that even the GC batteries will run the fridge more than a day or so. I believe KIX stated earlier in this thread that his 4 6volt GC batteries will run his Samsung fridge 24 hours before he needs to charge them.

I do think folks that dry camp a lot with a residential refer generally rely on stout batteries, solar panels and/or at least a daily charge with the genset.
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