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Old 05-01-2017, 10:20 PM   #1
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Transporting Norcold 1200

I have my Norcold for sale on Craigslist and have a serious buyer who is planning on transporting it about 150 miles. The question is: Can it be laid down while moving? If so, on the front, side or back? What's best?

I suggested moving it standing up but not sure if the buyer can do that. Told him I'd ask around and let him know. He's planning on doing this Weds, so I need to let him know by tomorrow sometime.


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Old 05-02-2017, 07:05 AM   #2
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When we had the cooling unit of our old Norcold replaced years ago, the new cooling unit came lying flat on pallet. From that, I would assume there is no reason the entire fridge can't lay flat, too.

You're lucky if you can sell your old Norcold. When I replaced ours, I couldn't give it away - even with a 1-year old cooling unit in it. I sold a couple of parts like the circuit board and heaters, but the rest of it went into the trash.

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Old 05-03-2017, 12:19 PM   #3
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Standing up would be the best, but it won't hurt it if it is lying down. When they get to their final destination they should stand it up properly and tip it back and forth a few times and let all the liquid settle back to the bottom where it belong. As was pointed out earlier, the new cooling units come laying down on a pallet and they work fine once installed in the normal upright position.
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Agree, just have them place the frig back on level ground so the liquid flows back down to normal position. Wait 30 minutes and then good to go.

BTW, when I replaced my Notcold with residential frig, I sold the Notcold and had many people interested. I connected a battery to the power to run the electronics and 120v for the heater. It sure worked nice with being out in the open; proof that airflow is the key for best performance. But my point is that people want them for cabins that are off the grid. All of the people that contacted me with my CL ad were looking for RV type frig to use off the grid, with propane as the heat source, and batteries and solar for the 12V. Been a while, but I think I got $450? for the working Notcold frig.
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Thanks for the replies. Think I have it sold, but then, so did I 2 days ago. This one seems pretty firm, and one more waiting in the wings if tomorrow's sale doesn't happen. This guy is putting it in his shop. I asked $250 and he hasn't seemed to bat an eye. Makes the Samsung that much less. OR helps pay for the delam issue I found when I took the drivers window out.

The Samsung is in and working. Took about 3 hrs to get to temp. Only have to spray the final coats of finish on the grill under the fridge and screw that down.
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