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Old 08-06-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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??Used Dometic-$25 on Craigslist??

I just found a used Dometic on cl and wondered if it would be worth buying to use in my restoration project. The listing says:

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The previous owner said it works, but we never tried it out because we are renovating the trailer.
I can ask if they would plug it in to see of it gets cold but are they rebuildable if it doesn't work. I have seen the new prices on them and thought if I could get this one this cheap it may be worth it.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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Don't you think if they are renovating their trailer they would reuse it if it worked?
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:59 PM   #3
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I would've thought but I figured maybe they were updating the look of the trailer. It looks very dated.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:37 PM   #4
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For $25, try it out
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:53 PM   #5
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I sent them an email asking I they could plug it in and why they werent using it for their restoration. I'll see what they say.

It's about 120 miles away but I could have a friend pick it up.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:12 PM   #6
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caveat emptor would come to mind in this situation...
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:22 PM   #7
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The actual "guts", the cooling unit, can be replaced by a semi-handy person (i.e. me) in a few hours for about $400. The brains, in the older units, are dead simple and can be replaced for a hundred and fifty or so.

That being said, you would have considerable bucks in a unit that may have corossion, poor insulation, physical damage...

But if your total investment to get eyes on it is $25, I don't see much of a downside

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