One of the most common questions we get is “Should I replace this old 2-way ammonia absorption refrigerator with a residential Freon refrigerator?” If there was a straight forward answer I would gladly give it, however there isn’t. There are many factors that need to be considered. How do you use your camper, how long do you plan on keeping it, and how much customization will need to be involved on your existing cabinetry and electrical system. I’ve made a flow diagram to help guide you (link below). residential-decision-tree If you still aren’t sure give us a call at 256-784-5097 and we’ll be happy to discuss it further.
Do you see ice or excessive water dripping from the top of your refrigerator? You have a condensation problem! The biggest culprit of condensation is an air gap at the door gaskets. Check your gaskets for any obvious tears or cracks, if you are unable to see the problem use the “dollar bill trick”. Take a dollar bill and close it in the door, you should feel resistance but be able to slide the bill easily. Slide the dollar bill all around the door, if at any point the bill moves between the gaskets without healthy resistance you have a gap. For some models you can simply adjust the door or replace the gaskets. For other models (Norcold 12 cubic ft models) you