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Old 04-15-2012, 06:37 AM   #113
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Bob: I think you did the BEST job of anybody so far explaining how to replace the piss poor gas job. Thank you very much. We have already changed ours out. We had a 1200 that ran on 110v only. our coach was all electric from the factory. Why the hell they did not put a residential in I will never know. But it has one now. We chose the 2 vertical doors with ice maker and water in the door. Love it..........Thanks again.....
Ross,

Thanks for the complement. I am with you; whay on earth would they put an expensive Norcold in an all electric coach?

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Old 04-15-2012, 06:40 AM   #114
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What did you all do about adding extra batteries? Is a separate converter needed?

If the Samsung is not available what can one use?

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Steve,

First thing I did after putting in the Samsung was to replace the existing 4 goft battries. So far we have not had any trouble running the Samsung off the inverter since last August. I do have auto gen start and keep the inverter on 24/7.

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Old 04-15-2012, 07:05 AM   #115
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FWIW guys. This might be a possible replacement for the RF197
Samsung RB195ACBP 18 cu. ft. Counter-Depth Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator with Slide Out Glass Shelves, Twin Cooling, LED Lighting, External Digital Controls, Power Freeze/Cool and Ice Maker: Black Pearl
The dimensions are similar except it looks like it is 1/4" deeper. I have not seen one, just Googled "Samsung counter depth refrigerator".
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:27 AM   #116
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Nodine,

You mentioned you keep the inverter on all the time. If you are parked at a park and plugged in to 50 amp circuit, does the frig run off the inverter or directly from a 110 outlet? When traveling will the engine charge your batteries and thus keep the frig running?

When you speak of a 2000 watt inverter, are you talking about the one that came with your motorhome?

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Old 04-15-2012, 02:44 PM   #117
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We have our Samsung plugged into the 2000 MSW inverter now since last December with no trouble at all that also includes two weeks off the grid in Quartzsite on the original five year old batteries. No issues at all.
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Big Domino:
The inverter has a "pass through" such that, when it detects 125v from another source (either Genset or shore power), it ceases inverting and passes the 125v on through to the coach. If the inverter is left on, the instant it detects the loss of 125 volts, it begins inverting so the fridge continues to run as if nothing happened. My coach is the same as Nodine's and I have mine hooked up the same. Inverter is on 24/7.
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:34 PM   #119
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Ok. I never have my inverter on. I guess due to always con acted to 50 amp when note traveling. Thanks.
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FWIW guys. This might be a possible replacement for the RF197
Samsung RB195ACBP 18 cu. ft. Counter-Depth Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator with Slide Out Glass Shelves, Twin Cooling, LED Lighting, External Digital Controls, Power Freeze/Cool and Ice Maker: Black Pearl
The dimensions are similar except it looks like it is 1/4" deeper. I have not seen one, just Googled "Samsung counter depth refrigerator".
Reading through the specs, this unit has a single refrigerator door rather than the French doors and has a side-hinged freezer rather than a roll-out drawer. Since it has external controls it clearly is a different model than the RF197. I could live with the single door, but I would miss the roll-out freezer drawer.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:39 AM   #121
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Ok. I never have my inverter on. I guess due to always con acted to 50 amp when note traveling. Thanks.

What Wizzo says. Another advantage for leaving the inverter on 24/7 is so you don't have to reset the clock on the Microwave, etc.

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Bob,

Thanks for the compliment on my install and write up. That is what these site are about, passing along information to help each other out. Sure glad you got your RF197. I have been reading that they have discontinued that model. How sad!

Good luck,

Bob

I would also like to offer KUDDOS to Bob for the sharing of his experience. It certainly gave me the confidence to undertake the 197 project. My Stainless wannabe was delivered yesterday, 4/24, from Sears. Was on order about 3 weeks but no indication that they were no longer available. NotCold is out of the slot on the dolly and is to be removed from coach on Thursday. I also removed the less-than-2 year old cooling unit and that sucker is heavy! The floor alteration is now the big challenge and I am fortunate NOT to have a furnace below.....just not all that adept at woodworking! Got plenty of time to adlib and handle one challenge at a time. Thanks again to all that have contributed their first hand knowledge. By the way, my plastic drip tray on the back of the NotCold was clearly melted on the bottom and I too had some discoloration on the ceiling above the stove pipe. Scary stuff.....
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Jeepster-glad to hear you got yours. Mine has been on order for about 7 weeks from lowes. Been holding off on ripping out the Notcold til I got the Samsung for sure. Unfortunately I do have the furnace to deal with. Will probably just remove the furnace completely because I don't think I have enough room to keep it. The guy at Lowes said that sometimes they will stop producing a model for a while and then come back out with it. Of course he had no idea whether that would happen with this model
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Well, the NO cold is out and the Samsung rf197 is in......yea. We have the furnace under ours and there was room to lower the shelf and still keep the furnace. Will sleep in peace tonight, knowing that the fire hazard is setting on the shop floor in 3 pieces.
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Jeepster-glad to hear you got yours. Mine has been on order for about 7 weeks from lowes. Been holding off on ripping out the Notcold til I got the Samsung for sure. Unfortunately I do have the furnace to deal with. Will probably just remove the furnace completely because I don't think I have enough room to keep it. The guy at Lowes said that sometimes they will stop producing a model for a while and then come back out with it. Of course he had no idea whether that would happen with this model
The Lowe's here flat out said it was NOT available and would not even try to order it. Called Discount Appliances, Furniture, Mattresses, & Plumbing for Home & Office | Goedeker's Number1Direct.com in MO and had one setting on our loading dock in 8 days. They did say there was only a few left, so if you want one, call them.
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:10 AM   #126
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Any recall parts??

To anyone who has taken out their old "no-cold" I was wondering if you salvaged the "recall parts" from Norcold.

We have a rebuilt cooling unit and the rebuilder said it wasn't necessary to have an over-temp controller installed but if I wanted to I could put one on anyway.
Norcold won't sell the recall parts for a rebuilt cooling unit.
Anyone have any parts??
Thanks, Iver
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