We never camp with hook ups, I don’t understand why you would when camping. With this a propane fridge was the best addition to our trailer, having cold food for the entire trip, and ice for the cooler on day trips makes eating so much easier.
This fridge was given to us, out of an old camper. Knowing nothing about these I hit the internet and forums. After cleaning and working on getting the electrical cooling working, I shifted and got the propane working for our trip. Since then I have found no need to go back and get the electric cooling options working.
I cleaned the burner, sanded off the wood grain on the front, cleaned the metal and inside. With a little paint on the outside it looked great. The counter in our trailer is bigger than the original fiberglass one, and the opening fit everything but a couple screw heads perfectly, and a file fixed that quickly.
With the fridge close to the countertop, more venting was required. To fix this I simply moved the white backsplash, from against the shell, to perpendicular to the counter. This created enough space to use insulation to create a chimney. I added bigger vents on the outside, and the installation was complete.
Regrettably camping season this year shifted back to a tent when I noticed another crack in the frame. The plan is to build a new frame and add a couple new options to this trailer over the winter. So check back as this project gets closer to completion (if ever being finished is possible).