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Old 04-20-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, WoW! What a big family! Just bought my Brave a few weeks ago. I am putting in a new frig and was wondering if anyone had a preference towards a peticular brand. I have researched Norcold and Dometic. Thanks for any feedback.
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:22 PM   #2
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Norcold's site has a cross ref to replacement model numbers.$$$$$
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:28 AM   #3
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Before spending big bucks (and they are big) on a brand new unit, check Ebay for a few weeks for "tear-out" reefers. These are appliances that are salvaged from wrecked RVs or were replaced with a newer/bigger model.

We bought one a few years ago that was only 4 years old and cost something like $275- cheap.

You can also contact RV salvage places like here
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Stay away from the Dometic 1200 series-they have problems/recalls. Some people give good reviews on the "Amish ice box" which is still the water ammonia cycle.
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Stay away from the Dometic 1200 series-they have problems/recalls. Some people give good reviews on the "Amish ice box" which is still the water ammonia cycle.
Uh, I think you mean an Amish cooling unit- its a replacement, not for the fridge box, but for the hardware in back.
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Stay away from the Dometic 1200 series-they have problems/recalls. Some people give good reviews on the "Amish ice box" which is still the water ammonia cycle.
Uh I think you mean, 'Norcold 1200' units....
Our Norcold to Amish Built Cooling Unit Change-out - YouTube
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http://www.dometic.com/c17faeab-a5a2...17a7cff0.fodoc will get you the opening sizes for the various Dometic units. I used this chart to replace a defunct RM760 with an RM2620. I did have to make a fancy trim piece for the top as he 2620 is a tad shorter than the 760.
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Hey...Thanks everyone! I think I'm leaning towards a Dometic. Thanks for the ebay tip Seior Chief. Stay safe everyone. John
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