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Old 06-16-2017, 08:43 PM   #1
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Norcold 1200 residential replacement

I'm over this boat anchor! Would like help from those who have replace Norcold with a residential frig and the positive and negative results. I could have had a new one installed already, tired of throw good money after bad Help, please, will for ever be in your debt

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I helped a friend remove his old Norcold and install a French door residential. The hardest part was carrying out the old and carrying in the new. It turned out awesome! I wish I had the room in my coach, I can only go 60" tall
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We replaced ours with a Samsung french door, counter depth and love the change. No comparison.
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I replaced mine going on 4 years ago, never been turned off. Samsung 197 Click image for larger version

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Replaced ours, Bob Vinson 2014 (really good job) no more worries about bad things.
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I replaced mine going on 4 years ago, never been turned off. Samsung 197 Attachment 165490
ouch! neck hurts .
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Old 06-18-2017, 02:18 PM   #7
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Samsung RF 18

Had our Dometic fridge replaced with a Samsung RF 18 this past April at Oregon Motor Coach in Eugene, Or. Very pleased with the take out and install. The old and new fridges went in and out of the window by the kitchen table. Taking the window out was no big deal for them, and they used a fork lift both ways.

Really can't tell much difference in amp draw. Just a bit over 2 amps with everything the same + the new fridge, while the coach is in the garage.

They put a latch on the freezer door and a small velcro wrap around the double doors to keep them closed while underway.

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Old 06-19-2017, 12:07 AM   #8
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Thanks for your response

I really like the looks of the French door look. Wife likes it too so we just got back from our trip so its off to do some frig shopping. Any more response would be appreciated, with model numbers and some pictures if you can.

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frig update

Hi,Steve,i just finish up with the install of a 15 cu ft top frez bot frig;0nly 28 wide 60 tall and i made a 8'' cabnit to the right side as our frig was 36''. In and out the front windshield,frig was 32 degrees in about 1 hour,only draw .88 amp after it starts.We bought a black frig as our wood is walnut,look and works great. Charles 2000 magna 5886
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For longer term boon docking (when the gas powered fridge really comes in handy) how do you power the new residential fridge? Did you install a separate inverter? Separate battery bank? The Freedom 2500 that our coach is equipped with uses a lot of power in my opinion. And if all it has to do is run a .88 amp load I'm wondering if a separate, smaller inverter would make more sense just for the fridge? You could shut off the Freedom 2500 and just keep the fridge running on its own small inverter.

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Hi,Fred what i was told about our inverter from a shop the inverter only use as much power as needed,so a large one or small one will still use the same power? this info was from a inverter shop,Charles 2000 magna 5886
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Fred, for long term boondocking I'm having a solar panel installed. Before leaving shorepower, while in route inverter, upon arrival solar/inverter or shorepower.
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fred,
it would be nice to have a dedicated inverter for the fridge, but it really depends on your system set up whether you need to have one; some people do, some don't. for those with a good inverter and a large battery pack with a robust solar system, a single inverter will just be perfect.

on my system, the sole inverter does not consume that much power by itself -
1) when inverter is off, and all known devices are off, the ghost load is 1.3a @12v. this might be the float charger maintaining the chassis battery from the house battery or other electronic boards being active.
2) when inverter is on but fridge and other known devices are off, the load is 5a @12v.
3) when inverter is on and the fridge is running, the load is 11a @12v. when fridge is in defrost mode, the load is 13a @12v.

my magnum ms2812 inverter has 90% efficiency, 24/7 on. no need for another inverter for fridge only.
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