ARPrv

ARP Control Norcold Dometic Fridge

ARPrv keeps RV refrigerator safe while maintaining the original warranty. We will explain how our RV fridge control solves off level issues that can lead to RV fires, see install by cooling unit pages.

Please read on about the Absorption Refrigeration Protective RV Control

(ARPrv = ARP Control)


RV Fires


Over the years we've all heard, read or actually seen an RV fire. Unfortunately, many of them are really scary and can cause total destruction to your RV. Fires usually start in RV's for several different reasons - uncontrolled gasoline, damaged/loose electrical wiring or a propane situation.

Many RV fires are started when an RV refrigerator bursts a plumbing pipe, when extremely hot, with flammable liquids rushing out. Sadly, that type of fire could have been prevented and the owner enjoying a great day at a campground!

RV Refrigerator


We will explain how these incredible refrigerators work and how to keep them safe. More importantly, we will provide a solution to you - the end user, so you may enjoy traveling and using your RV - worry-free!

The basic operation of the RV refrigerator is to provide continuous, uninterrupted circulation of its chemicals in either a liquid or gaseous state. When one of these refrigerators is tilted or off level, the plumbing design simply won't let the liquid or gases circulate properly.

It would be the same as pinching an artery or a vein in the human body. It must circulate freely to keep you alive. The actual plumbing design is very efficient and works wonderfully. The problem arises when it is tilted too much or the cooling air is restricted. There are no pumps or moving parts to assist the moving of these chemicals or gases.

The typical control module within your factory installed RV refrigerator doesn't monitor the flow of these liquids or gases - or the possibility that it is not all flowing or returning to the heating area. The heating element tries to keep the continuous cycle going - but has insufficient liquids to heat. This just creates higher heat within the system. 

Worse, the factory control unit isn't designed to monitor the actual boiler temperature either. As a result,  it just keeps trying to keep the cycle going - even without enough liquids in the heating area. This excessive heat damages the plumbing piping and eventually causes a burst of these chemicals to the outside air - an immediate and intense fire may result!

Our ARP RV Fridge Controller is the final solution for the RV Refrigerator


Keep your refrigerator running

Our Patented ARPrv Controller monitors the temperatures right at the source of the problem - the heating element area. We have years of research invested in knowing what acceptable levels of temperatures within the cooling unit are. Our temperature sensor/probe is installed directly on the boiler tube itself, so we get exact temperature data to our RV fridge control.

When the temperature starts to exceed predetermined safe levels, we simply turn off the refrigerator for a 10 minute time period. This allows the entire system to cool back down to a safe level. The refrigerator is then allowed to restart. We continue to monitor the temperatures and cycle the system off again, if necessary to prevent failures.

ARPrv Installation by Cooling Unit


Please see our installation by cooling unit pages for examples of the ARP RV fridge control temperature sensor installations by make and model of refrigerator.  The ARPrv Control is universal, thus it can be used on almost all Norcold or Dometic fridges. If your fridge is not listed in these pages, please use the Contact Us below if you have any questions.  


Please go to Escapees to view ARPrv and other high quality RV vendors: 

ARP Membership 

Escapees Vendors List


Please click image to left to see RV Gadget Box article from Escapees magazine, May/June 2014. Reprint courtesy of Escapees RV Club.



Learn more by clicking image to left.


Site Map

Purchase | Buy RV Fridge Control | Norcold Documentation | Dometic Documentation
Here we show you the steps necessary to purchase our ARPrv Control. Once you buy RV fridge control we will provide Norcold documentation and Dometic documentation.
How RV Refrigerator Works | Ammonia | Boiler | YouTube
How RV Refrigerator Works is covered in a slide show & YouTube format explaining the boiler, ammonia and RV refrigerator operation.
Why Absorption Refrigerators Fail | Stress Cracks | Overheating | Fires
Why Absorption Refrigerators Fail are all discussed here. The end results are stress cracks, overheating and unfortunately fires.
RV Fires | Refrigerator | Fridge | Prevention
RV Fires are never good. Here we discuss why we have such horrible events and more importantly, how to prevent them.
Ammonia Refrigeration | How it Works | Pros and Cons
Ammonia Refrigeration facts will help you understand how ammonia makes such a great refrigerant.
Introduction RV Fridge Repair | RV Fridge Troubleshooting | RV Fridge Fix
This page is an introduction RV fridge repair, RV fridge troubleshooting, or RV fridge fix it page.
RV Fridge Flame | Refrigerator Maintenance | Repair | Troubleshooting
RV fridge flame and refrigerator maintenance, repair, troubleshooting is critical for any Norcold or Dometic absorption fridge. We give some RV fridge troubleshooting ideas here for the LP gas flame.
LP Gas Filter | Dometic Gas Valve | N1200 Gas Valve | Dometic Filter | Repair
This page teaches how to clean the LP gas filter, dometic gas valve, n1200 gas valve, dometic filter, and general LP repair.
RV Fridge Water Drain | Dometic Water Drain Hose | Norcold Water Drain Hose
This page shows the RV fridge water drain, Dometic water drain hose, and Norcold water drain hose and how to fix them.
Troubleshoot Norcold Recall| Reset Recall | Fridge Off | Norcold Not Working
Is your Norcold not working? This page is to troubleshoot Norcold recall and share reset recall information if you experience fridge off or Norcold not working.
Norcold Thermistor | Norcold Sensor | Norcold Not Cooling | Norcold Troubleshoot
This page will help you troubleshoot Norcold thermistor, Norcold sensor, Norcold not cooling, and help with general Norcold troubleshooting.
Norcold AC Heater | Norcold Heating Element| Norcold Heater Resistance
This page will help you troubleshoot Norcold AC heaters, Norcold heating element, and test Norcold heater resistance.
Dometic Thermistor | Domitic Sensor | Dometic Not Cooling | Dometic Repair
This page will help you troubleshoot Dometic thermistor, Dometic sensor, Dometic not cooling, and general Dometic repair.
Restore Factory Settings | Dometic Factory Settings| Norcold Factory Settings
This page is for troubleshooting by restore factory settings for dometic factory setting and norcold factory setting.
RV Fridge History | Refrigerator History | RV Fridge | Ammonia History
RV fridge history shows the history for refrigeration advances, and the development of the ammonia absorption refrigeration process used in RVs.
US Patent 8056360 | Absorption Refrigeration | Protective Control
Specification for US Patent 8056360 absorption refrigeration protective control. Many folks have requested our sharing of this document which explains why our RV fridge control works so well.
Why do I need ARP | RV Fridge Level | RV Fridge Fire | RV Protection
This page answers why do I need ARP Control, how RV fridge level is critical, rv fridge fire prevention and rv protection
Absorption Refrigerator Controller | Fire | Prevention | Monitor Device
Our Absorption Refrigerator Controller is designed to protect your RV Frig from a fire and internal damage of the plumbing.
Data Interface Controller | Streaming | Inside RV | PC Monitoring | Diagnostics
Our Data Interface Controller provides streaming of data inside the RV with PC Monitoring Software Included. This controller is the last word in RV fridge diagnostics.
ARPrv Manuals | Install Norcold | Documentation Dometic | Fridge Technical Info
Our ARPrv manuals page gives install Norcold and documentation Dometic for the ARP Control and this documentation includes fridge technical info.
EZ Install Steps | ARP Install | ARP Document | Install Overview
This page gives the link to the ez install steps for an overview of the ARP install. Please down load the full ARP documents.
Installation Procedures | Norcold | Dometic | Recalls | Temp Probe | Controller
Our Installation Procedures will be generalized here for the Norcold & Dometic Refrigerators. We will discuss our Temp Probe & recalls as well.
Boiler Temperature Probe Install | Norcold | Dometic | ARP Controller
The Boiler Temperature Probe Install is critical on the Dometic or Norcold Absorption Refrigerators. Our ARP Controller uses this as a primary input device.
Amish Cooling Unit | Install Amish RM3862 | Amish | Cooling Unit ARP
The Amish cooling unit page shows how to install an Amish RM3862 cooling unit and the cooling unit ARP Control.
RV Refrigerator Manuals | Dometic Manual | Norcold Manual | RV Fridge Wiring
This page gives links to the RV refrigerator manuals including Dometic manual, Norcold manual, and RV fridge wiring.
RV Fridge | Installation | Documentation | Technical Info
Our ARPrv RV fridge, installation, documentation, and technical info page is where you down load your technical information after you purchase an ARPrv Control.
ARP Control v11 Changes | Norcold Setting| Dometic Setting| Fridge Control
The ARP Control v11 Changes page tells users the difference between v1.0 and v1.1, in addition introduces the new Norcold setting and Dometic setting on this fine fridge control.
ARPrvSafe YouTube| RV Fridge Failure | Off Level Protection | RV Fridge Fires
Our ARPrvSafe YouTube has links to our YouTube videos teaching why RV fridges fail and how off level protection will help prevent RV fridge fires.
Dometic EZ Install |Dometic ARP Install | ARP Document | Install Overview
This page is for downloading the Dometic EZ Install documentation that gives an over view of the Dometic ARP install, please use ARP documents, this is an install overview.
Dometic Cooling Unit | NDR1292 | NDA1402 | NDR1492 | RM1492
Dometic Cooling Unit NDR1292, NDA1402, NDR1492, RM1492 page will help with the info needed to install our ARPrv Controller Sensor on your fridge.
NDR1062 | NDM1062 | Dometic Cooling Unit
This page shows the install of the ARP Control on the Dometic NDR1062 and NDM1062.
RM1350 | Dometic | Alternator Signal Wire | D+
This page shows ARP installation on the Dometic RM1350 which has an alternator signal wire (D+).
DM2652 | DM2662 | DM2852 | DM2862 | DM3862
This page shows ARP installation on DM2652, DM2662, DM2852, DM2862, and DM3862.
RM2351 | RM2354 | RM2451 | RM2551 | RM2551
This page shows the install of the ARP Control on the Dometic RM2351, RM2354, RM2451, RM2551, and RM2551.
RM3862 | RM3863| RM3662 | RM3663 | RM2852
This page shows the install of the ARP Control on the RM3862, RM3863, RM3662, RM3663, and RM2852.
Norcold EZ Install |Norcold ARP Install | ARP Document | Install Overview
This page is for downloading the Norcold EZ Install documentation that gives an over view of the Norcold ARP install, please use ARP documents, this is an install overview.
Norcold Cooling Unit | 1200 | 1201 | 1210 | 1211
Our Norcold Cooling Unit 1200, 1201, 1210, 1211 page will help with the info needed to install our ARPrv Controller sensor on a Norcold cooling unit.
Norcold 1200 Wiring | Norcold Fans| Wire ARPrv Control | Norcold High Temp Kit
This page describes the Norcold 1200 wiring and how to wire ARPrv Control with the Norcold High Temperature Kit in addition to Norcold fan info.
Norcold 1200 Series Recall | NHTSA 10E-049 | Norcold Fix | Norcold Control
This page is to try and answer questions on the Norcold 1200 series recall. This recall is the NHTSA 10E-049 campaign or Norcold fix - Norcold control.
Norcold N811 | N821 | N841 | N1095
Our Norcold N811, N821, N841, N1095 page will help with the information needed to install our ARPrv Control sensor on the N8xx and N1095 fridges.
Norcold | N611 | N621 | N641 | N682
Our Norcold N611, N621, N641, and N682 page will help with the information needed to install our ARPrv Control sensor on the Norcold N6xx fridges.
N400 | N442 | N452 | N462 | N482
Our Norcold N400, N442, N452, N462, and N482 page will help with the information needed to install our ARPrv Control sensor on the N4xx fridges.
Mission Statement | Happy Campers | Satisfied Customers | Good Business
Here is ARPrv's mission statement we want happy campers, satisfied customers, and just good business all around.
FAQ | ARP RV | Frequently Ask Questions | Fridge Control | Refrigerator Control
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) can help answer questions before and after you buy our ARP RV fridge control. Please contact us if your RV refrigerator controller needs are not met by this website.
Testimonials | Fridge Protection Device | Insurance | Works Great | Happy Camper
We have posted testimonials about our fridge protection device. Comments like refrigerator insurance, works great and best refrigerator control make us very happy campers!
About Us | Absorption Refrigerator | RV Fridge | Baja
About Us explains who the inventor of the ARPrv Control is, and why we created this patented design for an RV fridge, and shows Baja in the 60s.