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Author Topic: Where to get a Nova kool or a Tundra 12v fridge?  (Read 4215 times)
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« on: January 31, 2007, 01:22:13 PM »

I've pretty much decided that one of these 12 volt compressor models will be in my bus within a month.  But on the internet I find very few places that carry either...
any of you have a recommendation where to get one? I'm looking at the fridge/freezer combos that are 7-8 Cu ft in size...
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2007, 03:50:25 PM »

Tundra has been absorbed by Dometic and they are calling the old Tundra line the Marine refrigerators.  Still the same with the Danfoss compressor-also like the Nova kool. Nova Kool should be available through some of the marine outlets ($$$).  Norcold is still making a compressor type, only it is their design.  I have a Norcold in mine, but it is of the old R12 type, so it works very well.  I have heard conflicting stories on the new Norcolds.
Freightliner started using Norcold, then went to Panasonic electronic type (NG), and now Dometic/Tundra with very little problems.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2007, 05:22:25 PM »

I have a http://novakool.com.  For the $$$ invested -- not really impressed.  In hindsight ... I should have simply bought a low wattage household unit and an inverter.

Just my $0.02,
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2007, 05:43:25 PM »

Hi Boogie,

I represent both NovaKool and Dometic/Tundra.

If you have any questions feel free to call.  609-263-2296 8-4:30 east

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2007, 12:21:21 PM »

Gary,

We have a 7.5 cubic foot Nova Kool refrigerator/freezer (RF7500) and could not be happier.  Purchased from Backwoods Solar, http://www.backwoodssolar.com/ who had the best price at the time.

Note that, while the Danfoss compressor will run on either 12 or 24 volt systems, the 7500 model also has a compartment light in the fridge, so you must specify your voltage.  (The light is just a Truck-Lite license lamp, though, so easy to change or replace with LED model).

I think the current model number is RFS7501-DC.

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