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Old 03-04-2011, 04:10 PM   #1
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Rebuilt Cooling Assembly

There are a number of places one can purchase rebuilt cooling assemblies for dometic and nurcold refrigerators. The places offering these say anyone with some mechanical skills can manage the project. I have the following concerns about these rebuilds all rv refrigerators:

1. All rv refer will fail if even when well maintained.
2. All rv gas/electric refers are prone to break down whether new or rebuilt.
3. If rebuild fails who is to blame?
4. The rebuilds will fail if unit is not well maintained.
5. Dc will not run refers.
6. Average live span for rv refers is about 2years.

The rv refrigerators seems to be prone to failure and breakdown. I think a combination icebox electric may be a better solutions.

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Old 03-04-2011, 06:31 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by LRPorter View Post
6. Average live span for rv refers is about 2years.

The one I replaced was over 25 years old. I still have one in the Trade Wind (1967) that works. The plastic in the door is shot and the door is flimsy, but it cools just fine. Also have another that age that is not in an RV, but it works great on AC.

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Old 03-04-2011, 06:34 PM   #3
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Any thing built by man will eventually fail. Judging by the pile of paper, manuals etc that came with my trailer,And the looks of the unit, the dometic fridge it was built with is still working just fine thank you very much and doing so since the build date.(Sept 1973). Both on gas and 110. That doesn't guarantee the thing wont fail the next time I turn it on, but it could also outlast me. Keep anything maintained properly and you have a better chance of it lasting, but again, no guarantees. Thats why they made tools..............Cheers.......Phil.
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