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Old 10-26-2010, 09:54 PM   #1
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'62 Safari Dometic refer

posted once before but gotta ask again...Is there a trick to getting this baby out. I tokk the 4 nuts and bolts out and then 4 more where what looks like a "riser" that the refer frame sits on was bolted to the floor. I cant budge this baby!
Any ideas? Anyone?
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:01 PM   #2
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Nearly 50 years of corrosion have probably just "secured the Dometic to the metal box that was designed to be a drawer. I would recommend that you apply leverage to separate the fridge rails from the metal box. I would replace the bolts that hold the box to the floor while you do this.

It should break free with some persuasion. Originally it just sat on the box and was then secured with bolts.
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:09 PM   #3
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posted once before but gotta ask again...Is there a trick to getting this baby out. I tokk the 4 nuts and bolts out and then 4 more where what looks like a "riser" that the refer frame sits on was bolted to the floor. I cant budge this baby!
Any ideas? Anyone?
Are you going to scrap it? I would be interested in purchasing the hinge pins from you if you are.
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:26 AM   #4
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The side panel must come off also. There is an angle piece of aluminum sandwiched between the refer unit and the side panel. It is also screwed into the pantry on the other side. The four floor bolts are not the only point of connection.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:03 PM   #5
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thanks for the info I'm trying...just so I fully understand, hat side panel are you referring to? There is no pantry. its under the counter top and next to a closet on its right side...looking at it.
Louis and Sergio if I can get this baby out I'm going to try and burp it. If it doesnt work...I'll give ya the pins
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:43 AM   #6
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I gotcha... I hope it works for you. We have an original refer in our 62 Ambassador ant it works like a champ. Ours is a Dometic RM50a
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:21 PM   #7
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thats what I have but cant get it to cool. It lights up on the propane beautifully. Gotta figure all the "juice" inside the collant unit is gone?
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My 62 Dometic works great, however it wants to be VERY level.
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My 62 Dometic works great, however it wants to be VERY level.
Ditto, ours works great, but it does like to be very level.... especially from side to side. The front to back leveleing does not seem to make as much difference.
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Old 11-06-2010, 03:38 PM   #10
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Level ,level.level. especially side to side.
My 66 Dometic is bolted through the floor with 4 bolts but has no pan.Dripping from the unit is ruining the floor .
This was the only part of the floor that needed replacement when I did the resto .Now when I use it I can see why.
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Got a picture of the situation?
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:55 PM   #12
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will get one. I'm not a wimp but that baby just wont budge...well not too much of a wimp anyway....
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