I considered that its position was not well suited, but went with installing it exactly the way the old one was, complete with rivets and all. I could see mounting it in a better location in a different orientation, but will probably save that for later. I did see one or two things I could improve the condition of in that space and will get to it in time. I am just pleased that I have clean power throughout the trailer at this point.
Also, thanks for the tip on copper tubing. Is the idea that the rubber hose will wear against something and begin to leak? As for the air flow to the refrigerator. Do you think that there was not an outlet in that area stock and that it might have been added there? If so, would someone have an idea of how it was mounted stock?