Keeping our cool

One of the main components of our RV Renovation was replacing our refrigerator.
New Refrigerator-1We were fortunate in that replacing the refrigerator wasn’t an emergency – more of just a plain ol’ upgrade. She had served us well, our little 7.5 cubic foot RV refrigerator, but after 11 years we were ready for a bit more space. We decided to change over to a residential refrigerator since we don’t do a great deal of boondocking, and if we need to we always have our generator to fall back on. It took a fair bit of research to find a unit that would fit, but we finally settled on a nice 15 cubic foot unit. *Yes – that’s DOUBLE the space!* But unlike changing out a residential unit for a residential unit(unplug, pull out, clean the floor, recover that lost set of keys and throw away those shriveled grapes, slide in the new one and plug it in) there was a fair bit more involved in making the switch. First- the removal. Doors first. New Refrigerator-2
SO thankful for that missing window!
Since it runs on propane when we’re not hooked up to shore power, we had to disconnect not just power, but also the propane line.
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Once it was out, we were left with this – New Refrigerator-4
I knew we were going to have to sacrifice my little pantry on the right, but I figured it was a good time to sort through my food-stuff anyway, right?
Down came the wall with the insulation, and top boards were also removed.
This new refrigerator was going to need every available inch.
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And then he had to redo the electric. New Refrigerator-7
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Oh, those tight spaces!

But soon it was time to get that new kid installed! New Refrigerator-9
Again – so thankful for Don. This was definitely a two man job.
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Especially after they realized that they should have put the hinge on BEFORE they put it in the hole. Like I said – every inch counts! (And we were counting on the padded ceiling to help out with that last quarter inch!)

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Live and learn, right?
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And here she is – still wrapped in her blue film.  I thought I’d wait until ALL the construction was done before I did a total unwrap. And while I did lose that sweet little pull out pantry, there was still room for a little broom closet :). New Refrigerator-16

Oh, My –
I might have to go buy a gallon of milk just because I can fit it in the refrigerator!!!

2 thoughts on “Keeping our cool”

  1. Fridge looks great! (and glad the website got fixed/back up without too much trouble… or at least I hope not too much trouble!)

    You won’t know what to do with all that space! 🙂

  2. I might have to actually ‘pack’ it so things don’t roll around while we’re traveling! I’m sure there will be a learning curve, but so far I’m liking it just fine!

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