Originally Posted by Milehghcty
Any feedback on how a Norcold fridge performs in freezing temperatures? Let me explain the reason. We will be traveling south for 3 months from SD the first full week in January, and for the first couple of days, the nightly temps will be below freezing and could be single digits or minus temps. The first couple of nights (perhaps more) we'll be staying in motels. The MH is winterized and don't plan to add any water until we are well out of nightly freezing temps (one reason for staying in motels). Will be stocking up the freezer and the fridge before leaving which will be running on gas. Pretty sure the interior of the MH while parked will fall below freezing during the night which means the other supplies we stock in the MH will probably freeze during the night. Just curious on what to expect from the Norcold and is it okay to run it in freezing temps? Thanks
I've mentioned this on the Forum more than once, and have been scolded by some for using an unvented heater, but I've used a catalytic heater in RVs for several years. Mine is a Big Buddy Heater, is essentially 100% efficient, will run for many days on a 20 lb. bottle of LP, and has kept my 33' 5th wheel livable into the teens. It burns very cleanly, never sets off the CO detector, and they're used by thousands of ice fishermen in spaces a lot smaller than an RV. They have low-oxygen and tip-over protection. They can be operated on 1 lb. screw-on LP bottles, 20 lb. or larger bottles, or connected to the RV gas supply as I've done. No electrical connection is needed, so it won't deplete the RV battery. Buddy heaters are portable, so could also be used wherever supplemental heat is needed. We hardly ever use our RV furnace anymore because of its inefficiency and heavy drain on batteries.
So go ahead; tell me I have a death wish, but first, get a little information.
Big Buddy Portable Heater