John E Davies Posted May 11 Share Posted May 11 There won't be much commentary, this is a huge job, one I regretted more than once during the months it took me... West Marine lost my fridge, then it showed up and when I got it home from the store I found massive damage from a wayward fork lift tine. All in all, it took about four weeks to get one. Getting the old Dometic 3 Way out was not hard, but the factory installation is horrible and putting it back would be a great chore. See this thread: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/forums/topic/9040-how-to-dometic-3-way-fridge-removal-and-demolition/ And this one: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/forums/topic/9169-how-to-isotherm-intelligent-control-for-cruise-130-refrigerator/ The huge problem is that the fridge cavity is a fiberglass molding which is "out of true" in every dimension. NOTHING was parallel, true or at 90 degrees to each other, and the galley bulkhead was a disaster, it was not cut properly and the tech simply taped a flimsy extension that leaked copious amounts of outside air and dirt. Since I have the tools and skills, I decided to use 15 mm Baltic Birch to make a true and straight cabinet inside the wonky fiberglass. Here are a bunch of pics in approximate order. If anyone has a specific question, ask. BTW the final installation turned out to be beautiful. I used the six flange screws AND the four internal side screws. All ten go into solid thick plywood. It is super sturdy and dead silent in operation. John Davies Spokane WA "Mouse": 2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/ Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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