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Old 09-23-2019, 11:38 AM   #21
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Here's a link to a company that sells a 12 volt DC kit to retrofit a compressor based system into your existing rv refrigerator. No cabinet modifications or inverter required.

https://jc-refrigeration.com/products/
Just noticed this now, ill take a look thanks
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Old 12-10-2019, 03:24 PM   #22
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need help fast

Our norcold 1210 finally bit the dust. Service tech, who i trust, said blockage in the system. Needs new cooling system or replace with res fridge. We're leaning toward the res fridge.



We have a 2014 3402RL. Does anybody have any suggestions as to brand that you have good experience with?


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Old 12-10-2019, 03:48 PM   #23
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Our norcold 1210 finally bit the dust. Service tech, who i trust, said blockage in the system. Needs new cooling system or replace with res fridge. We're leaning toward the res fridge.



We have a 2014 3402RL. Does anybody have any suggestions as to brand that you have good experience with?


Thanks folks!
I believe there is a kit to replace current RV Fridges cooling unit with a DC compressor. Not sure if I saw it here or on YouTube. I have a residential frig, (from factory), but you will need major upgrades to you battery system if you want to boondock. I have 1,200 watts of solar and 800 AH of Lithium batteries, and on cloudy days, I still have to run the generator for 1-2 hours.
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Old 12-10-2019, 05:00 PM   #24
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The samsung rf18 series weights the same as the norcold 1200 series rv fridge. The samsung fits in the same cabinet width as the norcold, but you need to do work to the cabinet space to get needed height for the residential. If not boondocking, then life can be as simple as doing cabinet work, installing fridge, and driving down the road as the samsung will recover it's set temperature for fidget and freezer very quickly without stuff inside getting very warm. Yes, air temp rises, but cold items stay close in temp as when running.
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Old 12-10-2019, 06:20 PM   #25
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X2, no inverter, don’t boondock. On the road ice cream stayed frozen for 9 1/2 hours.
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Old 12-10-2019, 07:27 PM   #26
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If your not boondocking a LOT then its hard to beat the Residential.
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:38 AM   #27
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The cooling unit has failed on our Norcold but we have the ESP plan that covered it. We are long timers and we do fine with out double door Norcold
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