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Old 10-07-2014, 07:04 PM   #1
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Has anybody changed out a 6cubic ft. fridge in their unit, for an 8 cubic ft.?
If so, how did it swap out?
I didn't have sense enough at the time we ordered to get the 8.
I know they are expensive, but still cheaper then a new trailer.
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:32 PM   #2
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Justmeasure if there is room to fit the larger unit, height, width and depth and if the new doors have room enough to swing freely. I'M just waiting for mine to quit to order another one by internet and fit it. The norcold has a temp control ajustable. the dometic no.
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I am in the process of shopping for a new one but I already have the 8CF. The height is the biggest issue. If you have room to modify the cabinet at the top, that is probably the way to go. You can download the install manual at Norcold. The out side lower panel is suppose to be even with the bottom of the fridge so lowering the support shelf might be an issue.
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I would go residential type.
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I am in the process of shopping for a new one but I already have the 8CF. The height is the biggest issue. If you have room to modify the cabinet at the top, that is probably the way to go. You can download the install manual at Norcold. The out side lower panel is suppose to be even with the bottom of the fridge so lowering the support shelf might be an issue.

I found your post interesting. I had a salesman at a dealership trying to sway us into Jayco and said they could add the 8 ft fridge since that was one of the selling points when we got our Sunset Trail.

I bet they just cut another vent and leave the old one.
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Old 10-08-2014, 02:56 PM   #6
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I went thru this fridge business a couple years ago. I was going to change it then. Found out the thermistor was the problem. Boy, that was a cheap fix.
My rig has a dead panel above the fridge. If that is removed, it's the exact measurement needed to slide the 8 ft, into. What I got to wondering about was the depth, and if the chimney would just hook back up without any modification.
When you buy these rigs, they offer either fridge, so I would think it should be a pretty easy swap.

Do you know if the Norcold has a separate temp adjust for the freezer?
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Lloyd, after looking at their website it's hard to tell if there is a separate freezer thermostat. But their 10 cu' is the same size as the 8 cu'. But they cost about $500 more.
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My Norcold has a temp adjustment that does regulate the frig, but I don't know if it affects the freezer temp as I don't monitor it.
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The temp selection is for both....no separate adjustment. The colder the fridge the colder the freezer. My issue is my orig fridge won't shut off....cools down to 21 dgs in the fridge section. I know it is the board and I just don't want to spend 120.00+ on a 9 year old fridge so I am replacing the whole thing. I'd like to get that Norcold 9.5 CF but the DW insists we only need the 7.5CF and will save the 5-600.00.
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My rig has a dead panel above the fridge. If that is removed, it's the exact measurement needed to slide the 8 ft, into. What I got to wondering about was the depth, and if the chimney would just hook back up without any modification.
When you buy these rigs, they offer either fridge, so I would think it should be a pretty easy swap.
Width and depth will be the same as your 6CF. Your upper vent is on the roof, so that will not be a problem. The only issue might be with an upper baffle. If there is too much space between the coils and the back wall, a baffle is needed to force the air thru the coils. So, if there is a baffle, it will probably need to be moved higher. But I really don't think the CF29RK needed a baffle.
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