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Old 12-28-2013, 01:10 AM   #29
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Well so far, I have installed an automatic fire extinguisher in the outside refer compartment and replaced the crummy Norcold cooling unit with an Amish cooling unit, all at considerable expense. In hindsight, I should have just converted over to a residential refer, but I wanted to retain the flexibility of having more than one power source, so I stuck with my gas absorption.

I read this entire thread and thought, “what’s another $85?” But as luck would have it, the ARPrvSafe website is not longer up and running, so I guess I just saved myself $85...

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Last I looked it was available at rvcoolingunits.com - David Force.
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Last I looked it was available at rvcoolingunits.com - David Force.
Glad you weighed in David. So I assume they are compatible with your Amish cooling units?

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But as luck would have it, the ARPrvSafe website is no longer up and running, so I guess I just saved myself $85...
Seems to be working for me.

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Glad you weighed in David. So I assume they are compatible with your Amish cooling units?

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Not David and while it may have looked that way - it was late!

Sorry for that bit of confusion.
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I think the URL changed a couple weeks ago, but the site is still up and running: ARPrvSafe

I also hear that the initial offering is nearly sold out and another production run is being planned. Don't know if the special introductory price is still available, though.

As for compatibility, a friend of mine recently replaced his 17 year old Dometic cooling unit with one of David's "Amish" units and installed an ARP at the same time. Works like a charm.
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Gary,

My Norcold single wide looks to have that yellow residue on the tubing from top to bottom.

Am I on borrowed time with this unit?

Is your product only for Norcold? Can it be used with Dometic?
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Bad Bolt,

If you have yellow residue, then you have an ammonia leak. Whatever you do, do not attempt to use your fridge, it is dead. You will need to replace your cooling unit. Using it with a leak can cause a fire!

I highly recommend one of the Amish built cooling units as a replacement. They work much better and are less prone to cause a fire. There is a great deal of information about them in this forum.

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If you have yellow residue, then you have an ammonia leak. Whatever you do, do not attempt to use your fridge, it is dead. You will need to replace your cooling unit. Using it with a leak can cause a fire!

I highly recommend one of the Amish built cooling units as a replacement. They work much better and are less prone to cause a fire. There is a great deal of information about them in this forum.

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Looks like they run about 1k for a unit or more, depending on where you buy. That, and the cost of the refitting will push me to a new refer.

Are there any single wide residential style A/C only units available?
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Samsung makes a counter depth refer that many folks in the forum have installed. Do a forum search and I'm sure you'll find the model. Residential refers have many benefits but you will lose the option of running on propane. If that doesn't bother you, then a residential fridge is a great way to go.

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We replaced our old dometic with a whirlpool ten cubic foot what a difference. So far we've only boondocked a couple nights and it was in cooler weather. Ran generator for an hour every three hours it worked fine still had harder ice cream than the old dometic. Haven't tried running it on msw inverter yet but even it I have to buy a psw it's still cheaper than new absorbson refer and we have a lot more space for food.
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Well, I could not find the Samsung with google. Still looking. I did see the Whirlpool.

I need to measure my refer opening to see if the hight will work. My Norcold sits on top of the furnace. Not sure if I can work this one out. I'll be working on the coach on Friday and will post what I find, along with some good pictures of the cooling unit ammonia build up.

Do the Norcold's just pull out of their enclosure? Or, are they fastened in some way...
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Website is here: http://healthyrvrefrigerator.com

I should have mine installed in 2-3 weeks.
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The Samsung RF197 is a popular replacement fridge - it's a 19 cubic foot with French doors and bottom freezer.
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