Need to find out what options I have for getting a fridge into my trailer I'll be getting in a couple of weeks. It is the 1967 Compact & does not have a fridge. I would like a fridge not an icebox - however I did prefer to have original appliances - but unfortunately this does not have one.
What have others done in this situations. Where in the compact will I put the fridge? Any place I can look for vintage fridges? is it safe they will work? wonder what other people have done.
It's been potluck on finding a vintage fridge, and especially one that works. Occasionally they show up on ebay, but mostly they are iceboxes. I debated a long time before finally buying the larger icebox from vintagetrailersupply.com rather than the electric/LP gas fridge, primarily because I don't want to have to be obsessing about whether the trailer is level enough so that I wouldn't ruin the LP function on the fridge, but if if I change my mind, that nice Norcold electric/LP one that they have is the one I'd get.
My 72 Compact has a space for the fridge (or icebox) to the left of the sink, but I've seen them in the bottom cupboards, too. Post a photo of your kitchen and maybe we'll see where it should go.
I'll see if I can post a link to the picture of my kitchen in the 67 compact - I don't have this yet so this is the best I can do at this point. pueblo.craigslist.org/rvs/2931796431.html Hopefully this will help someone tell me where the fridge should be - I had thought it was standard either the icebox or fridge with this model but I guess not?
So not knowing anything about this - so I gather it is not possible to just get a mini fridge at Walmart and put it in place - and only hook up to electric when able to at a campsite? Sorry I really don't have a clue.
My compact had an ice box to the left of the sink in the wall and the door opened over the sink. I took my stove out and installed a small electric fridge in it's place. What is in the area to the left of the sink? I turned mine into a bathroom so that's why my fridge was moved.
So when you say a small electric fridge would this just be one like I could get at Walmart or something more specific for campers?
I'm not certain what is to the left of sink? - I had thought this would be where the refrigerator or icebox would have been but it doesn't look like it was taken out either? Haven't seen it in person yet so not sure.
Michelle, it looks like a panel had been put on that wall, it looks like bead board. I'd be curious as to what is in that area now. Yes, i bought a small fridge from Walmart. I think it's a 1.7 cubic foot size. I'll post or send you a photo tomorrow of my kitchen layout.
And my kitchen is laid out just like yours but with the opening in the wall to the left of the sink where your beadboard is. My previous owner had a small electric fridge in it that sort of bounced around because it wasn't attached in any way. When will your Compact arrive, Michelle? I love mine so much!
Hi Mmeyer, I would not consider a used propane refrigerator for your little trailer. They are unlikely to last long if they do work and are practically impossible to repair. (parts unavailable) I would consider a dorm fridge (walmart) and an nice ice chest to keep things cold.
If you want the vintage look, you could use an old fridge/icebox door as a cabinet door over the new fridge....
Your kitchen is beautiful! Thanks for the pictures - you are right - some kind of board has been put where my icebox should have been? - I wonder what is there? Do you know what the dimensions were of your iceboox door - I might go with vikx - suggestion and use an old frig/icebox door as a cabinet door over the new refrigerator possibly. Somehow I'll have to figure out how to secure it though - don't want it bouncing around like you mentioned. I love your little microwave, wonder if I'll be able to fit one of those if I keep my stove?
Does yours have the twin bed style or the rear lounge?
I get my 1967 compact on 4/26 - can't wait. I'm thinking the idea of putting a icebox or fridge door as a cabinet door over the new fridge might be the right one for us. - anyone have idea how to secure on the left of the sink on the compact where it should have originally been? Or know what size the icebox/refrig door would have been? Thanks all, Michelle
My ice box door measures 21.5 by 28.5 inches and my fridge is 17.5 by 19.5 inches so hiding a new fridge behind a vintage door would be no problem. The bottom of my fridge where the compressor is, is open so I was able to drill a couple of holes in the base and bolt it to the framing I put in the cabinet for the fridge to sit on.
My camper originally had twin beds but I switched to sleep from side to side in the camper. By doing this it opens up a little more floor space when bed is set.
Just an idea, if the little fridges have adjustable feet for leveling, you could replace the feet with bolts that screw through the cabinet floor to secure it. You could also put a washer and nut between the floor and the fridge to act as a rest for the weight, so that turning the bolt from below would let you still level the fridge...