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jeff00seattle 07-25-2022 12:21 PM

RB50 refrigerator replacement suggestions

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

Seals are no longer tight and constantly running.

Seeking suggestions for replacement.

Thank you

BrianW 07-25-2022 01:00 PM

Search "Truck Fridge" on this forum and you'll find a lot of info.

jeff00seattle 07-30-2022 04:09 PM

Hello, recommendations for replacing Norcold DE-451 on this forum is a TruckFridge.

Any specific model of TruckFridge recommendation?

Steve C 07-30-2022 04:50 PM

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.

N147JK 07-31-2022 06:53 AM

Have a 20 year old Nova Kool in my van that still works perfectly. if it ever dies, I'll get another one exact same make and model.

N147JK 07-31-2022 06:59 AM


Originally Posted by Steve C (Post 313699)
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.

Bellpilot 07-31-2022 08:14 PM

Norcold makes a direct replacement NR751

jeff00seattle 08-01-2022 07:43 PM

I started a new thread

Replace Norcold DE-451 with Norcold NR751BB, Review?

moorefc 08-04-2022 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by jeff00seattle (Post 313754)

Another discussion reference, same models (you may have found in your search) -

jeff00seattle 08-06-2022 11:27 AM

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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