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Old 06-13-2006, 03:44 PM   #1
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Replacing 78 Caravanner Fridge

I have boght a 78 Caravanner and the PO replaced the fridge with a cheap AC only unit. I am new to Airstreaming and I would like to replace it with a dual system (Propane & AC). Does anyone know the model that should have been in the Caravanner originally? The local CW has a number of Dometics, but I am unsure which is best or should I buy a rebult unit? Any reccomendations would be appreciated.

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Old 06-13-2006, 04:07 PM   #2
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I have boght a 78 Caravanner and the PO replaced the fridge with a cheap AC only unit. I am new to Airstreaming and I would like to replace it with a dual system (Propane & AC). Does anyone know the model that should have been in the Caravanner originally? The local CW has a number of Dometics, but I am unsure which is best or should I buy a rebult unit? Any reccomendations would be appreciated.

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I have a '76 Caravanner and mine is a DM77D . The width is 28 5/8 and the height is 56 1/2 . Hope that helps
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1978 service manual calls for a RM 66E on the 23 and 25 ft trailers
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Thanks guys. I can't find either of those models on the Dometic website. Can you think of a resource besides a dealer?

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I just replaced an older Dometic with a new model. Take a look at the Dometic refrigerator replacement page at http://www.dometicusa.com/media/replacement.png
You should be able to get a model that closely matches your present unit. I ordered mine from Palomino RV in Michigan. Super fast service and great pricing. Many of the forum members have used them. BTW, Palomino's telephone number is 269-432-3271. The installation is not very difficult if you can find a replacement that is similar in size. Good luck! Juergen
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correction

The model I posted is wrong , it should be RM77D , and the width is 24 5/8 not 28 5/8 . It's a 2 door with seperate freezer . I think the closest new replacement is Rm2820.
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Try this! Then call Palomino.

http://www.dometicusa.com/media/replacement.png

Good Luck.

Edit...........oops! JHART657 already said it best.
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