I removed that tired, old Dometic (with a freezer that could hold a pack of hot dogs and not much more) and installed a newer RV 'fridge I found on Craigslist. A nice set-up the runs on propane (I wont hook-up), 12v
, and 120v. I took out the door panels, painted the trim sage green (my highlight color) and inserted stainless steel for the door panels.
Also, I installed a small microwave and stripped/painted the same color combo.
**When I re-wired the 120v circuits, I intentionally created three stand-alone circuits: 1. A/C, 2. Microwave, and 3. Fridge.**
On the entry wall I mounted my brand new electrical center, complete with hard-wired WHOLE TRAILER surge protection. This unit is actually pretty cool because it tells me the input voltage, and how much current (amps) my trailer is drawing at a glance... Also, gives visual errors if input wiring is deficient (poor ground, reverse polarity, etc).
Above the control center I installed a panel of six toggles (one will be for my porch light, one for the water pump, and another for the interior under cabinet lights. Any suggestions for the other two?)
I built a sturdy foundation for the sink and stove; stove will have a small cabinet under it.
Also, since I installed an instant water heater in the bathroom closet (same wall as stove), I installed a t-connector on the propane input line and plumbed-in a Humphrey gas light. I loved the "vintagey look" of the original AS Power center, so I gutted the internals (except the light, 12v
& 120v outlets) and have hidden storage... just in case.
I found a couple fellas on this forum who had extra cabinets parts they weren't using; I built upper cabinets (over stove top and above/around microwave) and think they'll look really cool when all's said and done.