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Old 04-17-2006, 10:26 AM   #1
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Hi, we're going to get a new Fridge for the Safari. The Dometic 2510 fits the opening exactly, but with a little alteration I ought to be able to get the Norcold N500 in (it's two inches taller...is this fridge exactly that height???).

Wondering if anyone has any experience with one over the other or just having used one and has any thoughts on them. I want to make sure I get the right fridge.

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Old 04-17-2006, 10:49 AM   #2
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Hi John,

We replaced the fridge in our '67 Safari last year with the 2510. It fit perfectly and works great - we're very happy with it.
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Hey John,

I got a new fridge last fall up at palamino parts, I think it was the 2510, it works perfect. I can double check the model # if you want.

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Hi John,
We also replaced our poor old fridge with a Dometic RM2510. It fit perfectly and has been a snap to use. It really keeps those drinks ice cold!
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Excellent. Thanks everyone! I just want to make sure that the fridge has lots of room for such things as 2 liter pop bottles, wine bottles, milk jugs, etc...

Rod, I think you have the same opening as I do, IIRC. Do you remember what Palomino charged? How is the Tradewind? Sorry we couldn't hook up when you picked it up.

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Hi, we're going to get a new Fridge for the Safari. The Dometic 2510 fits the opening exactly, but with a little alteration I ought to be able to get the Norcold N500 in (it's two inches taller...is this fridge exactly that height???).

Wondering if anyone has any experience with one over the other or just having used one and has any thoughts on them. I want to make sure I get the right fridge.

Thanks!

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John,
Good luck with your new frig..
Personally, I like the Dometic better.
Knock on wood, I have Dometic in both of my A/S and, they're the original models. One's 42 yrs old and, the other one is 22yrs old..Both work perfectly~!!
ciao to COLD beer...lol
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John,

The unit I have has a cut out in one of the shelves to allow a milk container (or pitcher or what have you) to be carried there. I think they charged something like $550, I can look that up this evening if you want. The Trade Wind is great, in fact I am full timing in it for the foreseable future.

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Rod, no need. You just told me everything I need to know: Call Palomino. Thanks!

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The unit I have has a cut out in one of the shelves to allow a milk container (or pitcher or what have you) to be carried there. I think they charged something like $550, I can look that up this evening if you want. The Trade Wind is great, in fact I am full timing in it for the foreseable future.

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