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Old 02-10-2014, 02:24 PM   #1
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How do you remove a frig from a 1969 31 foot Sovereign International land Yacth

I am fixing up my 1969 31 foot Sovereign International Land Yatch. The original frig needs to be replaced. How do you remove the frig?

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Old 02-10-2014, 03:15 PM   #2
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It is screwed into the cabinet with 4 screws, perhaps behind some trim pieces, 2 top, 2 bottom, we think. Memory is hazy...it was 6 years ago. It did fit out the door, but is HEAVY, so need probably 2 strongish people.


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Old 02-12-2014, 08:27 AM   #3
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On our '67 it was screwed to the floor, to the underside of the countertop and then to the wooden panel between it and the oven with the head of the screw against the oven. We had to rotate that last one out with a set of pliers.
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:39 AM   #4
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Removing the Dometic Fridge from a '77 31-footer...

My Dometic was screwed into the side bulkheads with 3 or 4 screws per side and 2 screws into the floor at the rear of the fridge - access these screws from the outside access panel. Takes only about 15-20 minutes to remove it.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:06 AM   #5
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My 75 you had to remove the side bulkhead, AC thermostat.
Then it had metal straps hooked to the frame of the trailer. also counter
top over food cabinette had to come off, more metal straps. Slid it out to door
on plywood over the floor..but repaired it. If going for a new one watch width.
These old ones are 22 inch, new I think is 24.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:19 AM   #6
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My 69 had 2 bolts going threw the floor. You should have two holes in the belly pan where you can access the nuts.
There will also be rivets and screws that are located in the fridge side walls attached to the fridge under the sink. And finally two angle pieces of Alclad. One on either side of the top of the fridge connected (rivet)to the fridge and screwed to the shelf above the fridge. These can be reused for the new fridge.

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Old 03-03-2014, 10:55 AM   #7
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I just removed my fridge in my 66 sovereign. It was more difficult than I expected. There were 2 long screws underneath on the right side that looked to be anchored through the floor into the frame. I had to remove the wood panel on the side to get to them. Also had to remove the oven and remove numerous screws and a few rivets on the left side. After disconnecting the gas line and unplugging the 110 plug, there were shims taped to the bottom of each bottom side rail. Once they were removed, it came out ok.
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:54 AM   #8
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Does anyone beside me think that trailers are put together in such a manner to promote the notion that any kind of maintenance or repair is best handled by the dealer?


The fact that I am opinionated does not presuppose that I am wrong......

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