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Old 10-26-2012, 10:55 PM   #1
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Is this possible?

Right now, the standard 2 door fridge is fine for weekend camping trips in the Airstream, but in another 10 years, my plans are to sell the home without wheels and move into my Airstream Classic motorhome. I'd really like to upgrade the fridge with this model Products - Dometic
Any thoughts as to if this is even possible? I've got enough width for the mod, as well as depth.
Is this style fridge available in the newer Airstream trailers? Wondering will I need a larger side vent door?
I know I'm looking at a major $ upgrade, but I'm worth it, lol
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:42 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by crazeevw View Post
Right now, the standard 2 door fridge is fine for weekend camping trips in the Airstream…
The mind boggles! I can usually camp for a whole week with just the 3.1cf dorm-sized Nova Kool fridge in my Airstream Interstate. Occasionally supplemented by a portable fridge that plugs into the dashboard power outlet so I can reach for a cold soft drink while driving, if my destination is several hours away. I even can't imagine needing a full-sized fridge for just a weekend trip.

I can understand wanting to go larger for full-timing; I'm not poking fun at you for that. But unless you plan on boondocking for extended periods, you might want to consider that grocery stores are relatively common; most towns have one. You can always keep the fridge you've got, and just stop for groceries more often.

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Old 10-27-2012, 09:27 AM   #3
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Another thought:
Ten years is technologically a long time. You may find that you are kicking yourself for not waiting, when some better solution comes along.

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Old 10-27-2012, 10:23 AM   #4
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If you have the space, I see no reason that the conversion would not go fine. You may need more air inlet and outlet, see the Dometic specs on the proposed one vs. the size you have now and that will give you the answer to that question.

I know you love your classic AS motorhome, but do remember that in 10 years, it will be 33 years old and everything will be harder to to repair and upgrade and maintain. I wonder if it is a good plan to think that the AS motorhome will fit your needs in 2022 when you want to go full time. However, a larger refrigerator is nice, even now.
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:04 PM   #5
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Getting it into the MH could be an issue. The smallest dimension is the dept at a little over 26 inches which is the same as most Airstream doors. The fridge doors could always be removed to reduce that number and the weight.


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