How do you switch from an RV fridge to a residential fridge?

Switching to residential is very easy provided you have large enough doors to get this one out and the new one one. That’s usually the hardest trick.

  1. unplug old fridge
  2. cap off propane line to it (assuming one exists)
  3. remove from RV
  4. fill vent panels with foam boards
  5. put new fridge in its place
  6. plug in new fridge (respecting any rest periods if you have to carry it in in weird orientations)
  7. if needed to keep the fridge on for travel- add or upgrade inverter & potentially upgrade RV battery

The biggest challenge is often getting the old one out and new one in. People have had to use windows or even their motorhome’s windshield.