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Old 07-25-2022, 12:21 PM   #1
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Question RB50 refrigerator replacement suggestions

Hello

I have 2001 SMB RB50, still with original Norcold refrigerator.

Seals are no longer tight and constantly running.

Seeking suggestions for replacement.



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Old 07-25-2022, 01:00 PM   #2
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Search "Truck Fridge" on this forum and you'll find a lot of info.
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Old 07-30-2022, 04:09 PM   #3
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Hello, recommendations for replacing Norcold DE-451 on this forum is a TruckFridge.

Any specific model of TruckFridge recommendation?
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Old 07-30-2022, 04:50 PM   #4
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Replaced mine last year with the Truck Fridge TF65 AC/DC. Only needed to modify the wood blocking underneath the fridge to get proper height in the cabinet and it was plug and play. Some on this forum have recommended just going with the DC stand alone, but I decided to stick with the duel power model.
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Old 07-31-2022, 06:59 AM   #6
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Some on this forum have recommended just going with the DC stand alone
I asked the manufacturer directly about this feature. They said the 110 volt option is there in case you want to use it somewhere that doesn't have convenient 12 volt power. For example, in a garage at home. They told me the fridge runs on 12 volts whether the converter is used or not, and if you have a 12 volt power supply available the 110 converter is of no use and not needed.
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Norcold makes a direct replacement NR751
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Old 08-01-2022, 07:43 PM   #8
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I started a new thread

Replace Norcold DE-451 with Norcold NR751BB, Review?
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Another discussion reference, same models (you may have found in your search) -
https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...ion-28067.html


https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...4&d=1617577070
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Old 08-06-2022, 11:27 AM   #10
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Replaced original RB50 NorCold DE-451 with NorCold NR751.
Reasons for choice:
Same installment dimensions.
Larger interior cubic feet: from 1.9 to 3.0.



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