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Old 10-24-2015, 10:47 PM   #5713
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Old 10-25-2015, 12:54 AM   #5714
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Those that hate ammonia fridges dont know how to properly use, maintain and/or adjust them properly. All of ours in three different rv's both norcold and dometic have run perfectly. I spent the last 8 months full timing in southern Georgia with weeks of heat in the upper 90's and as high as 107 degrees and our domestic worked fine. No extra fans, no experimental fixes, it just keeps working. Keeping ice cream frozen, making ice in the automatic ice maker and holding a constant 33 degrees. Couldn't be happier. If i was plugged in at a campground all the time I would probably opt for a residential fridge but every time I think about swapping over, I think about the extra inverter and batteries I would have to add. Follow what the manual says and they work great.
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Old 10-25-2015, 12:59 AM   #5715
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Tire minder has worked great and their customer service is wonderful too.
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Old 10-25-2015, 07:45 AM   #5716
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I ended up using duct tape to hold keep the GPS in place in my tow car. At one point I used crazy glue ... That didn't work for long.
GPS in your tow car?

Is that so you could find it if it came loose somewhere?LOL
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Those that hate ammonia fridges dont know how to properly use, maintain and/or adjust them properly. All of ours in three different rv's both norcold and dometic have run perfectly. I spent the last 8 months full timing in southern Georgia with weeks of heat in the upper 90's and as high as 107 degrees and our domestic worked fine. No extra fans, no experimental fixes, it just keeps working. Keeping ice cream frozen, making ice in the automatic ice maker and holding a constant 33 degrees. Couldn't be happier. If i was plugged in at a campground all the time I would probably opt for a residential fridge but every time I think about swapping over, I think about the extra inverter and batteries I would have to add. Follow what the manual says and they work great.

Please share with us maintenance you do to keep it running good. Could help others, and that's part of what this forum is all about.

I don't have too much trouble with mine. All I do is knock on the flue a few times a year to knock any rust out, then blow everything out with the compressor.
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Old 10-25-2015, 11:54 AM   #5718
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We have a 33 yr old Dometic Rm100 Auto Defrost, Electric/Propane, electric has not worked since we have had it. It has been running on propane perfectly for the last 7 months @ 33-35 degrees. All I have done is knock off the little chunks off the thermo coupler once every week or 2.
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:37 AM   #5719
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Those that hate ammonia fridges dont know how to properly use, maintain and/or adjust them properly. All of ours in three different rv's both norcold and dometic have run perfectly. I spent the last 8 months full timing in southern Georgia with weeks of heat in the upper 90's and as high as 107 degrees and our domestic worked fine. No extra fans, no experimental fixes, it just keeps working. Keeping ice cream frozen, making ice in the automatic ice maker and holding a constant 33 degrees. Couldn't be happier. If i was plugged in at a campground all the time I would probably opt for a residential fridge but every time I think about swapping over, I think about the extra inverter and batteries I would have to add. Follow what the manual says and they work great.
I have to disagree with you on this. You are lucky. You bought a Fleetwood product. We were a Fleetwood dealer. Fleetwood is one of the manufacturers that built the ref. enclosure according to specs. If the enclosure is not correct, It will never do a good job of cooling.
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If the enclosure is not correct, It will never do a good job of cooling.[/QUOTE]

Yes and that's a PITA! Never got nearly cold enough when its loaded. Besides house units are getting more efficient all the time!
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Easier boondocking without the residential fridge sucking up all available power. If you get your rig close to level and don't overload your fridge it works very well as designed. If you want to really load it up add circulation fans in the upper air vent where it goes through the roof and a mini 12V computer one inside blowing at the heat dissipation veins and you can go for a long time without the generator working. The high heat activating solenoid also helps reduce battery use because the exhaust area fans need not run unless the ambient temperature is too high.
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Sorry guys....have to interrupt your evaporative vs. residential frig thread. New exhaust manifold, manifold gasket, manifold exchanger, serpentine belt, water pump belt, oil change and filter, fuel filter, starter batteries and blew out the air filter. Will replace the four 6 volt house batteries next spring....after refueling the motorhome fund which is now depleted. Oh...and our Norcold 1200 works well enough and makes enough ice to have a party every night not to have to spend anything more!!
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I've also had a nor cold in a desert fox toy hauler and a dometic in our gulf stream. I probably agree that fleetwood does better than most but all have worked well for us. Cleaned the burner tube yearly with a brush and made sure thermister was adjusted properly. Make sure you don't let frost build up and space your food out. We actually give little attention to how food is placed in the fridge. I think some folks start up their fridge and expect it to cool down immediately. If you can keep your coach plugged in at home, keep the fridge running all the time. Mine has not shut down since january. That way the fridge is always good and cold and even when adding warm foods, it quickly cools them and recovers.
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Let's get back on topic. Please take refrigerator operation discussions to the Systems & Appliances Forum.

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What was the topic again?? Lol jk
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