We just completed a great 3500 mile trip to Boston, passing through 11 states. The new 2552 performed great (though a Saf-T-Plus will be installed before Duluth.)
The only negative was the mediocre performance of the Norcold fridge. We boondocked 5 times at Harvest Host sites, the rest in campgrounds. All food going into the fridge was pre-chilled and I have a Camco fan (thanks Swiftboot) on the bottom shelf.On the coldest setting of 9 the temp in the fridge compartment hovered between 38 and 45. Door openings were kept to an absolute minimum. The freezer performed better, keeping a bag of ice dry and the pre-frozen prepared meals solid.
Am I missing something or is this normal? Thanks for all input!
We’ve been traveling several years with a portable Engel compressor fridge...absorption fridges are generally useless unless used for chilling liquids or storing canned items in hot weather. The Engel leaves a small footprint (we have the 2100 PC), can be used as a freezer if we want, runs on 1 1/2 amps when Boondocking and can run at 30 degrees off level if necessary. Option 2 would be to chuck the fridge and have one of the many excellent compressor fridges now on the market installed.