caravan fridge replacement

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hi all i have a jayco van with a 150ltr 3 way fridge freezer.
has any one replace theres with a 12 volt 24 volt frigde freezer? if so what sort and at what cost . was it a good fit close to original ? any sugestions would be appreciated. cheers
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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Feb 08, 2009 at 16:31

Sunday, Feb 08, 2009 at 16:31
We had a small wind-up something like a Jayco Dover with a small (maybe 120 litre?) three way. We purchased a 12/240 Engel upright which fitted the same spot. Being a wind-up, height was critical. I don't think Engel make that sized upright now - pity because it is an excellent fridge.

Measure it, and do a search on the internet and find what matches the gap.

In our present caravan, we had to replace with the same as it was a Vitrifrigo 130 litre with remote compressor, and to fit anything different required radical carpentry.

Expect to pay $1,000 - $2,000 or a bit more.

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Reply By: Member - Heather G (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 08, 2009 at 19:39

Sunday, Feb 08, 2009 at 19:39
Where do you live?
We replaced our 6 month old 190litre compressor fridge/freezer (2 door Waeco) with a new 3-way last year and had the work done at the following business in Minchinbury in Sydney, so you could try them.

http://www.cfrsydney.com.au/default.php

We have a Jayco van - sterling 'outback' last years model.
The new one fitted into the space with very little work needed and you may find there is a similar one in the 150litre size.
We are still waiting to receive the cheque for the sale of the waeco but it cost us $2800 for the 3 way & installation. We are expecting to get at least half that amount for the waeco which was in as new condition.
Hope this helps
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Reply By: Supercalafreakinawesome- Sunday, Feb 08, 2009 at 20:43

Sunday, Feb 08, 2009 at 20:43
Hi zacc

We replaced a Dometic 150 litre with a Vitrifrigo 150 litre and it didn't require much modification as the Vitrifrigo fitted into the cavity with just a bit of trim to fill the gap on one side.

Dimensions:
Dometic 150 - 602w x 1083h - $2150
Vitrifrigo 150 - 535w x 1090h - $2240

The prices shown are from the Caravans Plus website and don't include delivery (just to give you an idea of prices as we didn't get ours through them).

I haven't been totally thrilled with the Vitrifrigo's performance as we have to run it on a setting of 5 (out of 7) to keep it below 4 degrees in 30 degree ambient whereas I've heard that others don't have to run theirs at more then 3. Could be that we just have one that needs regassing or that the installation needs modifying. When we were in 40+ degrees last year I had to have it on 7 and it just coped.

Cheers
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Reply By: zacc - Sunday, Feb 08, 2009 at 21:31

Sunday, Feb 08, 2009 at 21:31
thanks all for your replys , i now have something and some where to start. cheers
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