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Old 08-18-2015, 02:22 PM   #11
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What fridge model do you have on the 154HB?
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:10 PM   #12
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link to the owners manual:
NORCOLD N300.3 PARTS LIST Pdf Download.
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I have Norcold N305 (2way) in my 184BH
(a 2015 model)

So now I am wondering if I can swap the 2 way for a 3 way....
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:19 AM   #14
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I have Norcold N305 (2way) in my 184BH
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So now I am wondering if I can swap the 2 way for a 3 way....
for the price a new N300 series is (800$), I would just run it on propane!
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:53 AM   #15
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I have Norcold N305 (2way) in my 184BH
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So now I am wondering if I can swap the 2 way for a 3 way....
The 12VDC heaters don't put out enough heat to do a good job. Some folks around here run their fridges on propane while underway. (I personally don't because I was trained to be paranoid about unattended flammable gas systems.)
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The 12VDC heaters don't put out enough heat to do a good job. Some folks around here run their fridges on propane while underway. (I personally don't because I was trained to be paranoid about unattended flammable gas systems.)
True, there is actually a note in the owners manual saying that running on 12v is only to maintain the temperature, it is not powerful enough to cool down the fridge from room temperature.
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True, there is actually a note in the owners manual saying that running on 12v is only to maintain the temperature, it is not powerful enough to cool down the fridge from room temperature.
I was talked out of a 3-way by the dealer when I had to replace the bar fridge the PO installed in my old trailer.

Cool down and stocked up using the grid at home. Propane after leveling at the campsite. Perfect.

The new trailer works the same way. Except the 12V controller uses much less gas than the standing pilot on the old one.
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I have not seen a fridge with 12v 3way option in a long time. Seems they were on early motor homes.
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I have not seen a fridge with 12v 3way option in a long time. Seems they were on early motor homes.
They are in the catalogs I get from the RV parts/repair/dealer near where I live.

They are significantly more expensive and from what I've been told, it doesn't really make a difference.

If I built my own motor home from the ground up, I'd include a 3-way, just because I don't like having the propane on when underway. But the 12V for the fridge would have to come from the 2nd or 3rd alternator on the engine.
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I have not seen a fridge with 12v 3way option in a long time. Seems they were on early motor homes.
they are more common on small fridges, if a 2.7cubic feet fridge takes 10 amps, I could only imagine how many amps a 8.0cubic feet would take!
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