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Old 06-02-2011, 09:32 PM   #1
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Refrigerator for 1952 Cruiser

I just purchased a '52 Cruiser with most of the original interior. There is a mid-sized Rhinecold Alaska-werks fridge on the curbside (as well as a Dixie Stove on the streetside), but it appears to stick out in the passage way about 4 inches too far. Is this the original type fridge or is it a period type replacement for another Marvel or Dometic fridge that would be flush with the broom closet on one side & the clothe's closet on the other. The fridge has a turquoise interior and is white on the outside. Any help would be appreciated

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Old 06-04-2011, 10:55 AM   #2
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I have a 1954 Cruiser and it has a white Marvel 110 "push button" type fridge which is undoubtedly original. I believe all of the early trailers like ours were 110.

It sounds like yours is not original...

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Old 06-04-2011, 12:24 PM   #3
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My '54 Cruiser originally had a Marvel, but some PO had swapped it out. So, I pulled the tacky replacement, basically a "bar fridge" out & found & bought a replacement 110v Marvel that so far works great, but 110v only. I recently heard that the Hehr Co. manufactures a 110v / 12v / propane refridgerator - the working guts of which more or less fit our Marvel fridges perfectly with little to no modification necessary!! Can anyone confirm?? Personally it sounds way too good to be true!! Nothing about an Airstream restoration is that easy.
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Old 06-04-2011, 01:12 PM   #4
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Gosh I hope that is true. If you see the thread I just started about my Marvel, and the reason I hopped on this fridge forum is becasue my Marvel apparently bit the dust. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to make it run on 12v....I don't want propane because I don't want another thing to vent...

Cruising52 do you know of any repair or replacement possibilities for the Marvel other than the above mentioned?

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