Changing out an rv fridge is a fairly simple project for most RV owners but there are some considerations that need to be made. First, there is the size issue. Many newer models are larger and may require cabinet modifications in order to fit in your RV. Another factor is power. Many RV refrigerators use propane which is fine for boondocking but some people prefer a residential-style fridge that can be powered by both shore and battery power.
To remove the old fridge, first unplug it and disconnect the 12-volt power wire. Then, find the plastic caps that cover the screws that hold the fridge in place (there are usually 4-6 of them) and remove them. You’ll also want to remove any caulking around the edge of the fridge. Finally, you should remove the refrigerator from the cabinet, using something protective on the floor such as a towel or foam mat. Once the refrigerator is removed, you can begin the process of mounting your upgrade.
Some RVers have chosen to upgrade their fridges to residential-style units in order to get more storage capacity and the convenience of a bigger freezer. This is a project that is fairly easy for most DIYers to do and one that can provide you with a lot more flexibility when it comes to your food storage needs. In his article, Dave covers how to choose the right model, how to install it and some tips for keeping your new refrigerator in good condition. rv fridge