RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-29-2020, 02:03 PM   #1
New Member
 
1973 27' Overlander
Costa Mesa , California
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 4
Keep/Repair or Replace this fridge?

Hi Friends I have a 1973 27 Foot Overlander that had to be gutted (unfortunately) the gas lines were sketchy at best. I removed the fridge (cutting the gas lines to it) and am wondering should I try and get it repaired and try and restore it, or if it is better to just purchase a new one. It is going to be a long time till I will need a fridge we have about 1000 steps before I will be ready for that! Thoughts?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3528.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	395.4 KB
ID:	384030   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3530.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	234.3 KB
ID:	384031  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3532.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	239.7 KB
ID:	384032  
Sarah Heath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2020, 03:36 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
CBWELL's Avatar
 
1994 34' Excella
Warren , Manitoba
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 783
Replace it!! Get the measurements of the fridge you want and work around that when doing the restoration.
__________________
ACI #7394
2012 GMC 2500 HD Duramax Denali
1976 31' Gone but fondly remembered
1976 22' Argosy
Hensley Hitch
CBWELL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2020, 05:15 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar
 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,578
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
Does it still work?

I have a 71 in which the fridge still works, but, the Piezo lighter would not. I cut a 3" hole in the bulkhead near the door and use a longhandled lighter to light the pilot.

I don't think you will be able to find a replacement fridge of the same dimension.

There is a place in Elkhart, I think that will rebuild the cooling unit. I think it cost about $300 not counting the shipping to and from.
__________________
Sail on silver girl. Sail on by. Your time has come to shine.
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
63 Overlander Original Fridge- Replace or Repair? MRJones General Repair Forum 6 10-31-2019 12:31 PM
Replace or Repair the Fridge? 1979 31ft Sovereign Intl pauluptime Refrigerators 12 05-28-2016 10:39 PM
Wardrobe Doors - To Keep or Not To Keep? Rhino33 General Interior Topics 2 10-07-2015 04:34 PM
Keep/repair or replace my belly pan? KCN Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 8 10-26-2012 07:37 AM
Need Fridge...can Solar keep up with an Electric Only Fridge??? chowman2011 Refrigerators 13 05-17-2011 09:59 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.