Chill’n with the “new” Frigidaire.

Posted: January 24, 2016 in spartan trailer, Uncategorized, Vintage trailers
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12510342_10209044919782805_3136719327890907783_nMy good friend Mike Greene (owner of Sierra Custom Interiors in Bristol IN) delivered the 1952 Frigidaire fridge I’d dropped off to him in September, which he sent to his RV fridge and AC repair guy for conversion to LP operation.  It’s now LP or 110V, as the conversion called for the sacrifice of a “scratch and dent” RV fridge for the cooling unit, freezer compartment and controls.  The job the guy did is first rate, one cannot tell, aside from the cooling coils inside the cabinet, that it wasn’t built that way originally.

I had a couple panicked moments in the middle of the night, worried that with the additional 4″ cooling coils on the back of the cabinet it might not fit through the door.  Turns out, it went in with a quarter of an inch to spare.

Now that it’s inside, the clearance issue is around the sink and base cabinets.  This fridge is quite wide, and the additional 2″ of width (compared with the RV fridge we used in the last Manor, clearance between the sink we bought, and the fridge door is an issue.

IMG_8312The fridge has to be in a cabinet to seal the back for a flue, and I planned on raising the base about 8 or 10 inches to make roof for a storage drawer underneath.  On top, there’d still be room for an overhead cabinet.  I can’t simply move the fridge out towards the center of the trailer for room with out making the companionway to the bedroom and bath so narrow it’d look odd.

So, were considering not using the IKEA stainless double basin sink we bought, and getting a smaller, drop in sink(s) that’ll enable me to simply make the base cabinet narrower than the 20″ that sink requires we have now.

It’s like cramming size 12 feet into size 10 shoes.  It fits, but it’s not comfortable.

We’ll figure it out, just may have to make a plan “B”.  There’s always something.

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Comments
  1. Kim McCool says:

    Move sink to other side and problem solved. Or at least making things fit easier. Doing a great job!

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