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Caravette 5 new fridge

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11 Jul 2019 @ 18:13:07 pm
pietk
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Hi there all - fairly new to this and need some advice - have a 1983 Gypsy Caravette 5 (I know its ancient) and need to fit a new fridge to it. The van has been converted to 220 volt and the original fridge worked on the 220v. Problem is that the fridge gets colder and colder and those in the know advise that it is not worth having repaired as to the non-availability of parts and its age - Barlow Stowaway. All advise to rather replace with a 220v. We don't want to use gas. Could someone please advise whether they have done such a job and what make of fridge they fitted - obviously do not want to spend too much. You assistance shall be much appreciated.

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11 Jul 2019 @ 18:33:11 pm
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Welcome to the forum Piet. I'm sure you're going to get some good advice.

Nothing wrong with an old van! If there's no wood rot, then to me, the older the better.,

 

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11 Jul 2019 @ 19:18:25 pm
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Welkom Piet. Post fotos van binne jou karavaan sodat ons koppe kan bymekaar sit. 

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11 Jul 2019 @ 19:21:01 pm
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Welkom Piet. Post fotos van binne jou karavaan sodat ons koppe kan bymekaar sit. 

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11 Jul 2019 @ 20:58:23 pm
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Hi Piet there are but a few option to go with a new fridge.  I know of a Defy that should do the trick.  It will however mean that you will loose some pack space in the van.  My Niece just fitted it in their Jurgens Expo a few weeks back.

They installed it in the exact position of the old one it just stretched up past the work surface  area to reach just under the lower part of the popup roof. They did loose a bit of the storage which was above the old fridge.

As Bakoor asked post a pic or two to give us a idea what your initial intention is.

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12 Jul 2019 @ 05:20:19 am
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this is how I replaced my fridge on a 92 Caravette 5. I took out the gas stove and water basin. 

At last !!!!
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12 Jul 2019 @ 07:12:59 am
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Jip same way my Niece did it in the Expo. Looks great.

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12 Jul 2019 @ 08:26:07 am
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this is how I replaced my fridge on a 92 Caravette 5. I took out the gas stove and water basin. 

Beste. Mens het n ordentlike yskas nodig.

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12 Jul 2019 @ 10:07:27 am
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More Welkom op groep.

Ek het ook my 1987 Caravette5 se oorspronklik yskas vervang met n klein yskas. Die klein yskas was okay maar later dit met a groter een vervang. My opinie is sit dadelik n groot yskas in. 

 

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12 Jul 2019 @ 11:47:33 am
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Kan miskien hier n winskoop optel.....

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12 Jul 2019 @ 16:54:37 pm
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Dit is 'n baie goeie aanpassing.  Die kondensator tipe yskas is swaar en nie baie doeltreffend nie waar die kompressor tipe lig en doeltreffend is.  Die Defy in ons Skipper wat ongeveer so groot soos jou berstaande yskas is, loop so stil dat jy werklik hom nie hoor nie- jy hoor slegs die klik as die masjien aan of afskakel.  En die yskas staan teenaan die bed.  Jy kan dalk een kry waarvan die afmetings baie na aan jou huidige een kom.  Maak net seker jy laatb genoeg spasie om die yskas toe vir lugvloei. Bitter min karavaanparke het nie 220V nie, maar as jy dalk op plekke sonder krag wil kamp, moet jy miskien heroorweeg, alhoewel ek raai dit pla jou nie. 

Pas maar op vir 'n groter yskas.  Dis 'n klomp gewig aan een kant van die karavaan en dit mag ook die totale gewig van die karavaan negatief beënvloed.  Karavane kan maar gewoonlik so 200 Kg vrag dra en 'n groter yskas vol kos kan nogal heelwat weeg.  Maar tensy jy in die boendoes gaan kamp, is daar sekerlik nie 'n goeie rede om 'n maand se koue voorraad saam te piekel nie. Ons het in meer as dertig jaar nog nie gevoel ons vorige en huidige karavaan se ongeveel 110 liter yskaste was te klein nie.  Selfs as jy nodig het om baie bier saam te dra, hoef dit tog nie alles in die yskas te kom nie, en bier is ook oral beskikbaar.

So terloops, jou karavaan is wat my betref, in die katagorie van die beste karavane wat nog hier gemaak is met 'n behoorlike veerstelsel en 'n stewige maar ligte bakwerk- klou aan hom.

Het is beter rijk te leven dan rijk te sterven
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