Tiny Trailer Rehab, Part 2: Getting a Bigger Fridge

| 10/24/2014 8:54:00 AM

Homesteading with Mrs DWhen I tested the tiny fridge in my tiny vintage trailer, it didn’t seem to work. So I decided to swap it out with the larger fridge in the old motor home. Seemed simple enough. Murphy’s Law (whatever can go wrong, will go wrong). First of all, there were a few hiccups in getting the refrigerators out of their respective RVs. But not as big as getting the bigger fridge into the tiny trailer.

new fridge

removing door

scraping putty door

The new fridge was too big to fit in the door. Or the window. We removed the door, all 60 some screws of it. Then we had to scrape off the weatherseal putty from the door frame and the trailer siding. And widen the doorway a teensy bit. Then there was the dry rot around the door frame and along the bottom of the trailer. That got replaced. Once we got the fridge in the door, the door frame had to be rebuilt where we widened it. The door was re-installed with new weatherseal putty all around and 60 some screws to hold it in place.

rebuilding door frame