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Old 01-24-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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Help! Too large to get through door....

Hi folks!

Here's one for you, I have a stove and fridge that I need to get into my AS, but they're too big to get in through the door...

Anyone ever cut out the floor or some other way? (Take off the skin??).

I may be grasping at straws here...

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Old 01-24-2010, 09:34 PM   #2
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Hi folks!

Here's one for you, I have a stove and fridge that I need to get into my AS, but they're too big to get in through the door...

Anyone ever cut out the floor or some other way? (Take off the skin??).

I may be grasping at straws here...

V.
Sounds like your wanting to install some home type appliances.

If your going to install a home type gas stove in the trailer, please understand that it will not work the same as it did in a home.

Natural gas appliances must have the orifices changed if you want them to correctly work on LPG.

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Old 01-24-2010, 09:37 PM   #3
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Hi folks!

Here's one for you, I have a stove and fridge that I need to get into my AS, but they're too big to get in through the door...

Anyone ever cut out the floor or some other way? (Take off the skin??).

I may be grasping at straws here...

V.
Cutting the door frame and/or removing some inside and outside metal, is a task that while not impossible, is very difficult to pull off.

If you cut the door area, it's doubtful that the door would ever work properly again.

What is it your trying to accomplish??

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Old 01-24-2010, 09:40 PM   #4
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:42 PM   #5
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Could you give a few more details? How big is the door to your trailer? What are the dimensions of the fridge? Is it possible to take the door of the fridge off of its hinges and get it in there sideways? Back window might also be another way to get it in. Is it an RV fridge or are we talking about a residential type fridge? Pictures would be very helpful.
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Could you give a few more details? How big is the door to your trailer? What are the dimensions of the fridge? Is it possible to take the door of the fridge off of its hinges and get it in there sideways? Back window might also be another way to get it in. Is it an RV fridge or are we talking about a residential type fridge? Pictures would be very helpful.
Yes, windows can be removed. Of course check the measurements first to make sure it will fit. If not, return them or put them up for sale.

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Every single item of furniture, cabinetry or appliance you see in an Airstream came in through the door. Thus, most RV industry replacement appliances would be able to enter the same way.

Installing non-RV appliances? Even if intending to use for plug-in camping only, watch weights of your appliances. Pay attention to side to side balance, fore and aft location (keep close to or forward of the axles), and the trailer payload capacity. There are a number of ways to discuss roadworthiness of any such arrangment. You wouldn't have to concern yourself with that so much if you were planning on a fixed site camper or poolside cabana. You aren't saying that you are interested in a commercial business inside an Airstream.

Re-purposed home appliances can be had cheaply. Competent disassembly of an Airstream to install affordable appliances can end up costing more than buying real RV appliances.

See where this goes? Too many directions... We need more data, please.
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Time for a shell off renovation
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:39 PM   #10
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Shell-off isn't far from the truth! Those had better be a long lasting fridge & stove! Here at the forum we have seen some larger-than-dorm fridges installed when a Dometic poops out. I'm thinking on the order of 10-12 cu ft or so. They weren't large. But this does mess with the value of an Airstream. You're going to lose the difference when you sell. Might as well put $$ into it and appreciate the value of good equipment yourself. An Airstream doesn't have the 24' counter depths that match up with domestic appliances.

I started affirming the shell-off idea. The distance between the ribs (rivet lines) is roughly equal to the width of the door. The door is designed to fit within the average rib spacing. So you really can't go in through the wall any better than you could the door.
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is this the same trailer that's already had the floor removed with a saws all...

and is being used as a uhaul?

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...-ca-60449.html

just cut the rear end open, like a loaf of bread and roll in the booty !

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Perhaps the poster intends only to transport them rather than install them.
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Wab, we're 99% there, so why don't we go all the way, eh? You might have called my bluff. Although, convertible sounds chic.

Sorry, I'm not giving enough background.

It's not RV equipment, it's commercial. It's been retooled for propane. My husband is a professional chef, I know it sounds like we're trying to meld loves that should never meet.

Thanks all for humoring me, I thought I'd stump everyone but the suggestions have been brilliant thus far!
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