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Old 11-25-2010, 11:35 PM   #15
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If you have a 1200 series unit I don't understand how it cannot be on the recall being a 2005. BEWARE of the Norcold websites as they are still being updated, and you will find conflicting information depending on which page you go to. Call the factory direct and ask the question, don't trust the dealer! He may be buying you a new coach with that document.
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:01 AM   #17
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Ho Boy.....Looks like it's back to square 1 for me. This weekend, I will move the fire extinguisher up, to the top of the chimney/vent behind the refrigerator (if I can figure out how to mount it up there). I know that I can get access from the roof cover because I have had that off before. Then, if the fire comes up and out throught the roof, it will have to activate the extinguisher.

Although I wouldn't want to have to go through a fire to get it, having the dealer buy me a new RV is not all bad. Is it? I'll call Norcold direct and just see if I am on the recall list.
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:40 AM   #18
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I have seen this post before and when asked for evidence, the poster was never heard from again. Where's the evidence of this?
Jeff,

If you were a Monaco owner or owned a coach made by one of their subsidiaries, you could join as a member of the Monacoers discussion forum on Yahoo Groups. There, you would find a lot more information regarding Monaco built coaches and their subsidiaries versus only on the iRV2 forum. I am a member of a number of discussion forums.

It was there where it was posted that one member, Mike Slaten and his wife lost their coach to a Norcold fire on Friday evening November 19/20th after they returned home from a 5 week trip. A few photos are attached so you can see some of the damage. You can readily observe from the photos, the access cover area was completely undamaged where the halon tank is sitting.

With that said, I don't particularly feel totally safe with where my Halon tank is sitting and I am now considering the addition of another tank placed up top mounted inside the rooftop vent opening with a remote head dropping down close to the area where this fire started. It appears that it had started somewhere between the freezer and refrigerator tubing. The final fire inspectors report hasn't been issued as yet but it appears that the tubing had ruptured.

I believe that this will happen more so with Norcold four door owners that only use their coaches periodically versus 24/7 as I do. The documented theory is when the upper coldest area of the cooling tubes are used then turned off for a period of time then reused again, that on - off cycle produces condensation on the outside of the tubes which then causes rust to form. The rust then weakens the tubes which will then cause it to fatigue and fail. I really think that this condition may have caused the fire in Mike Slaten's Norcold, not sure and it's only conjecture and my opinion.

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I believe that this will happen more so with Norcold four door owners that only use their coaches periodically
I fall into that category, and this whole refer business is scaring the he** out of me. According to the Norcld website my refer does not fall under the recall, but I still have my concerns.

I am seriously considering coverting over to a residential refer. Will take a lot of $$ in retro and electrical work I'm sure, but it beats trying to settle with my insurance company in the event of a total loss.

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Thanks Richard,
As mentioned, someone posted a similar comment on another forum and when asked where this came from, there was never a response.

Ironically I emailed Ralph last night asking for dimensions of the SS-25 as I have never been 100% comfortable with a heat trip where mine is right now. Additionally I am uncomfortable with the fact that there is essentially a barrier between the upper and lower areas of the unit for airflow/ cooling. Not knowing where these really start and how they propigate It might start up top and never really make it down low. From the pics here it looks like this may be what happened. I think with the guard cage off and the smaller bottle, I can snuggle one up top.
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We have a Dometic model 2852, 8 cf, which to our knowledge is not on any recall list. However, we have been concerned if we should put an auto fire extinguisher in the fridge area, and maybe by the generator, too, just to be on the safe side. Although it might be the prudent thing to do, we wonder if it is really necessary since we have not heard of any problems with the Dometic units? The cost is not so much of an issue but we have limited space in the fridge area to mount it. Also, where would be the best place to mount the extinguisher for a possible generator fire?

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I fall into that category, and this whole refer business is scaring the he** out of me. According to the Norcld website my refer does not fall under the recall, but I still have my concerns.
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Don't always believe what you read on the Norcold web site. If you have a Norcold four door, and it is either a model 1200, 1201, 1210 or a 1211. Then you unit IS on the recall. The latest recall is for every four door unit ever built from 1997 through early October 2010.

There are current threads regarding the extended recall by Norcold.

Check these out.

Norcold has increased their recall

Norcold recall, what work is performed?

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Don't always believe what you read on the Norcold web site. If you have a Norcold four door, and it is either a model 1200, 1201, 1210 or a 1211. Then you unit IS on the recall. The latest recall is for every four door unit ever built from 1997 through early October 2010.


My unit is a 1200LR I beleive, and it was manufactured in 2005. I'm going to gather my serial numbers again and give Norcold a call first thing Monday morning. Thanks.

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,In regard to placement of extinguisher placement, above the refrigerator maybe better than mounted on deck floor of fridge a fire would draw cool air in vent opening maybe not operating the extinguisher.
Take a look at this thread.
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I called Norcold this morning. It is confirmed that my RV is within the latest recall group. I was told that no matter what your serial number is, if you have a 1200 series refrigerator, it is being recalled. I now have a call into my dealer, who evidently doesn't have a clue. Remember that I said earlier that Lazy Days put in writing, that my refrigerator was not on the recall list. I think that they just didn't want to be bothered. I am getting disgusted with Lazy Days, but they are the only game in town (Tampa).
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Has anyone looked into the Grottos Fire Extinguisher? I know nothing about fire extinguishers but wondered if this might be an alternative.

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I called Norcold this morning. It is confirmed that my RV is within the latest recall group.
Yep, I found out the same thing today on my Providence. Norcold said mine is on recall for the high temp sensor only, and they warned me to unplug it until it the recall work is completed.

I called my favorite RV repair shop who is one of Norcold's authorized repair facilities. The owner said he has 19 coach owners waiting on Norcold parts, and that Norcold is having a hard time meeting the demands of the recalls. He estimates that it will be about three weeks before he will have a new high temp sensor for me. He is taking care of full-timers first, per Norcold's recall instructions (as it should be). He said he would list me as a full-timer if I had an immediate trip coming up. My coach will be sitting for a couple of months here at home, so I told him I'm in no hurry.

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RJ, here is a long thread on discussion of FIRE EXTINGUISHERS.
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