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Old 07-04-2012, 08:09 AM   #1
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Who's happy with their absorption fridge?

Besides me, that is.

I have a four door Dometic that performs wonderfully. I keep it set on the middle temperature setting (3 of 5) and it almost freezes liquids in the fridge portion. The freezer side freezes things solid.

Am I just lucky?
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:24 AM   #2
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Our 5 year old two door has worked well from day one and continues to do so (knock on wood). Until something changes I will just not worry about it.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:54 AM   #3
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I WAS very happy with my NDA1402 until a couple of months ago, the everything started to go down hill. After 3 failed attempts to get the coils rebuilt, the new Samsung RF217 went in on last Wednesday, very happy with the results.

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Old 07-04-2012, 08:55 AM   #4
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We like ours, seems to work well. However, if it ever fails we will have a residential one. Right off you have more room for stuff. And we all know that we need stuff.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:57 AM   #5
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I am on my third RV. The refigerators have been the most relaible part of the units.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:19 AM   #6
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We've had ours going on 12 years and it's been trouble free. The only downside is that it needs to be defrosted every couple months. Generally most of our trips only last about that long so although it's a pain we usually doon't have to do it on the road.
I don't think we'd ever go to a residential style refrig unless it came with the new motorhome. We do a fair amount of boondocking and I don't want to go through the hassle of adding more batteries and a larger inverter. With all the things needed to upgrade you'll probably add another 500 lbs of weight to get the same results.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:30 AM   #7
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Besides me, that is.

I have a four door Dometic that performs wonderfully. I keep it set on the middle temperature setting (3 of 5) and it almost freezes liquids in the fridge portion. The freezer side freezes things solid.

Am I just lucky?
Same with my Norcold. I even took ice cream on our last trip and made good use of the ice maker making ice for our mixed drinks!
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:04 AM   #8
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I was so unhappy with our Notcold 1200 I replaced it with a residential model. No more defrosting, no more soupy ice cream, and no more recalls!
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I was so unhappy with our Notcold 1200 I replaced it with a residential model. No more defrosting, no more soupy ice cream, and no more recalls!
Yes the 1200 Norcold is infamous for it's recalls and it's ability to burst into flames. Thankfully I don't have that model!
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My 17 year old Dometic is still working fine.....but when it goes out I'll replace it with a residential fridge.
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:01 PM   #11
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My absorption units have always works as advertised. I do add interior and exterior fans to aid cooling.
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Our Norcold 1200 has worked great from day one. Set on #4, refrig. is 35 degrees, freezer is below zero.

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our dometic side by side works great.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:37 PM   #14
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We've had two class-A's. Both Norcold.
I thought I had a problem with freezing fins in the fridge and needing to defrost frequently.
Turning the fridge down to a "3" solved the issue.
We've had good luck so far....

The current fridge I have checked out, cleaned out the access panel area, corrected the drain tube which was disconnected off the drip pan, causing water to get under the fridge. Cleaned the drain tube... Basic stuff.
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