Waeco Upright Fridge Install

Submitted: Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 11:50
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About to install a 50 litre upright fridge in the camper (CR1050). I was told I didn't need a frame for it and decided that I would screw it straight into some aluminium box. The book it useless as it says "take out the blanking plugs, install using suitable screws and reinstall blanking plugs". My concern is that the interior side wall that you have to screw through is just plastic and not sure that it will handle the pressure of the screws (and the rattling around on the road).

Has anyone installed one of these (or similar) and what was your experience?

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Reply By: wazzaaaa - Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 13:49

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 13:49
I bought the CR-1140 as well as the standard frame which made instalation easy, thought about screwing through the side holes but thought the frame looks better.

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Follow Up By: drjfly - Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 14:07

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 14:07
Thanks Wazzaaaa

How does the frame attach to the fridge?

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Follow Up By: wazzaaaa - Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 15:44

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 15:44
The frame came with all the screws you need, the fridge has the appropriate spaces at the side to accept the provided screws.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 15:53

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 15:53

I recently removed my Waeco CR-65 (65 litre) upright from my camper, then replaced it again.

I am not familiar with your exact model but I am somewhat perplexed in relation the the interior plastic sidewall you mention.

My fridge is mounted via a couple of 90 degree angle aluminium facia strips on each side of the fridge.
The strips are fastened to the steel outside walls with sheet metal screws, about four down each side, then the angled strips are screwed to the opening where the fridge sits.

None of the screws protrude into the internal plastic walls of the fridge.

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Follow Up By: drjfly - Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 17:22

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 17:22
Thanks Bill

Mine is the slightly smaller model than yours however the manual covers all the CR range. I can understand what you saying however I'm not sure what section of the sheet metal I can screw to (don't want to screw into some wiring, gas lines etc). If you still have your manual the method I described above is in there. Bloody scary and very poor of Waeco to not supply a better description of fitting.

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Reply By: drjfly - Sunday, Jun 19, 2011 at 18:36

Sunday, Jun 19, 2011 at 18:36
Just some advice for others who want to install the upright waeco's. Don't skimp, buy the mounting frame as well. ;)

All installed and looks better than it would have with my dodgy setup.

Thanks for the input.

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