Originally Posted by mcomeaux
Well had a tech look at our refrigerator and I knew I was in trouble when you start seeing head scratching and guessing. Being out in the desert in Arizona resources are limited. Have another guy coming Monday that actually told me about JC Refridgeration . I did the gas/electric conversion on the last trailer which was outstanding. Anyone have the 12 volt dual compressor conversion done? Sure sounds like the way to go…
I've been asking the same question on another forum I'm on.....a Grand Design forum. But, a Norcold 2118 is the same unit no matter what brand trailer it lives in. I've struggled and fought with mine since March 2019 when I bought the trailer new. I've finally reached the breaking point and unless I see a bunch of bad reviews between now and April/May next year, I will be traveling to Shipshewana to JC and getting an install from them on the twin 12VDC compressors for mine. I am just over it! We did a month long trip out west in Sept, and that was the straw that broke the camel's back for me. We didn't lose any food from it's varying temperatures, but I'm not going to deal with never knowing what temperature you are going to see during the day, or in the morning when you wake up or whenever. So far, everything that I've seen has been positive about the 12V conversion.
I'm in the process of buying 4 LiFePO4 battery cells and will be building a 310AH LFP battery over the winter.....when all the parts arrive. Even if I only run them down to 80 or 90% discharged, I can still get at least 24 hours of runtime on the 12V fridge....and that will be more, as the unit doesn't run constantly.