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Does anyone have any experience with a propane Norcold fridge?
It's a 2006,but has never been used.

What I could tell about its lighting components look a bit corroded.
I am concerned about putting food/etc in it and having to lose it.
Dont these have to be kept level before they work properly?
Thats my understanding.

Do they consume alot of propane?
Its approx. an apartment size.

(before the google police chime in I need hands on experience)

Thanks annie
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If I was there to look at this with you..... This is what I would do.....
I'd go back and write down a model number, size and so on....
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http://www.norcold.com/HOME/PRODUCTS...5/Default.aspx
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Now from the web site there are several pieces of good info...
Look up the model and see the features...
Look up the recall models... And see what the problems have been..
Then call them, with the model number and ask....
What will it take to get it going... ??
How much fuel does it use... ??
What usually has to be replaced on ___ model... ??
Is this model still supported by them ??
You get the idea....
And look up your local dealer from the enter a zip code page...
Then ask them the same questions...

Good luck....
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What I am looking for is someone that HAS used this appliance.

get down here and look then LOL.
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Norcord & Dometic are made by the same folks, I believe. I have small Dometic that I've been using for years. Great unit...

I have the Dometic, a larger Servel and my cook stove connected to a 100# propane bottle and it lasts just shy of 2 months. A grill sized bottle will run a small fridge for ~3 weeks..

If you have a propane grill that can have the regulator and hose removed in one piece, a simple adaptor can be found to connect it to the fridge for testing. Test it outside before you bring it inside! I highly suggest that with any used propane fridge that has set for a long time. A good test can take 2 days to make sure the temperature control is working.
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Norcord & Dometic are made by the same folks, I believe. I have small Dometic that I've been using for years. Great unit...

I have the Dometic, a larger Servel and my cook stove connected to a 100# propane bottle and it lasts just shy of 2 months. A grill sized bottle will run a small fridge for ~3 weeks..

If you have a propane grill that can have the regulator and hose removed in one piece, a simple adaptor can be found to connect it to the fridge for testing. Test it outside before you bring it inside! I highly suggest that with any used propane fridge that has set for a long time. A good test can take 2 days to make sure the temperature control is working.
Tks 12---thats what I was wondering.
The Norcold is in a (permanent place)I wanted to test it before using the area.
Fumes/fire is my fear.

What temp(if you know) can you maintain in yours?

I am to understand these are tough appliances.
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Good luck with this Annie! Glad to hear you found what you wanted. I sure hope the guys can get you up & running now.
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Good luck with this Annie! Glad to hear you found what you wanted. I sure hope the guys can get you up & running now.
Tks WHI.
I am going to do a very Gentle baby toothbrush/alcohol cleaning----12V states it takes a couple of days to reach the proper temp.

Years ago the older models had to be kept very level for them to work properly.
Interesting little adventure.

oh BTW---carbon monoxide detectors are installed)))
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