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Old 01-16-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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My $5000 Norcold fridge packed it in last weekend. Less than 5 years old and the cooling unit failed. Ironically on the same day asclass action suits were filed against Norcold for faulty cooling units in Florida and California. Estimateisin excess of $2000 just to repair it with the same cr** that failed in the first place. Just isn't going to happen. Lowes will be delivering my new residential fridge next week. Will pay for itself in 2 years in energy savings over that piece of junk made by Norcold. This company surely can't last much longer!!!
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:15 AM   #2
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Well it is in!!! Frigidaire Gallery side by side 23.6 countertop depth fit in perfectly with just a little trimming of the trim on the upper cabinet for the hinges on the new fridge. Looks just like the old one. Should now be able to save $30 a month on electricity. Will pay for itself in just over 2 years.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:24 AM   #3
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Timonbik,
Is your unit in a seasonal site? You don't haul your unit do you? My understanding of why they use the fridges they do in these units is because of the buildup of heat using a 110 unit. Also, you cannot run the new fridge off of the gas, or have it running while you travel correct? What do you do with your food when you do travel? Just wondering.

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Old 01-28-2013, 04:00 AM   #4
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Most new motorhomes and many new highend fifthwheels now come equipped with regular 110V household refrigerators because of the problems with the RV gas units and the fact that new refrigerators are so efficient drawing only 300W which can easily be handled by a 1000W inverter. Check out the MANY forum threads outlining the virtues of going residential. It is just a matter of time before Crossroads goes that way as well. My friend just came back from the Tampa show and that is the trend. We were going to buy a new Rushmore jefferson this year but will wait until thay go residential fridge in it. Cannot imagine having two 8 cu. ft. headaches.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:05 AM   #5
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Just for my notes. Which fridge did you replace and with what make, model, and size?
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:56 PM   #6
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The fridge in the Seville is much larger than that founfd in a Cruiser, but for what its worth the model is:frigidaire LGHC 2342
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:52 PM   #7
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I am thinking of going that way in my 36SB. Did you replace a Model 2117?
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:38 AM   #8
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I noticed that all the Forest River Georgetown and Berkshire are switching to a dual battery w/invertor to run a residential fridge. They are more functional, durable, spacious, and carry a better warranty to be honest.



The nice part is, at least on the Georgetown, the invertor is utilized not only for the fridge but at other power receptacles like the dinette, etc.
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We have been looking at and pricing a DRV Mobile Suites and one of the options is a Residential double Door fridge and another option is a Magnum 1000 watt invertor for it. I don't know if we would go for the invertor but would upgrade to the residential fridge option.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:32 AM   #10
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YES IT WAS A 2117. From what the RV techs tell me there ought to be a lineup of people with failed cooling units as they will only last approx 5 years and that's how old the early Sevilles are!!!
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