ARPrv

ARP Control Norcold Dometic Fridge

ARPrv saves you money and keeps your RV refrigerator safer. Please read on to see how our RV fridge control solves off level failure, helps with RV fire issues, and how to install by cooling unit.

The ARP Control introduces an improved method for protecting your Norcold or Dometic fridge while maintaining the original warranty. The ARP Control proactively protects your fridge rather than responding after a failure has occurred. How does the ARP work and how is it different than the Norcold or Dometic controls?


The ARP monitors the heart of your fridge, the boiler. When the ARP detects conditions that can lead to a destructive or unsafe situation, it turns off your fridge and then restarts it automatically. Thus, the ARP Control saves you money by keeping your fridge running like new!


RV Fires


RV Fridge Fire


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



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.  


ARP Schedule

Schedule for ARPrv 

Please click on the Scheduling Fridge image to the left to download maps and view seminar information for ARP Control.

In brief, we will be in Quartzsite, AZ selling and installing controls December and January. Also in January we will be at the Indio, CA FMCA  Rally.  Starting February and into March we will be at Good Sam Rally Phoenix, AZ; Escapees Rally Tucson, AZ; Pomona FMCA Rally, CA.  


Video Library 

Please click on the following links to view our informative videos:

Installation Videos

Dometic Install (Single Door Fridges)

Dometic Install (Double Door Fridges)

Norcold Install

See the ARP Protect a Dometic Cooling Unit

RV Fridge Off Level

How does ARP Protect my Fridge?

Boiler Temperature and Pressure Control

How RV Fridge Works

Theory of Operation of RV Fridge

How ARP Protects Dometic and Norcold Fridges

Why ARP Necessary?

Why Dometic and Norcold Fridges Fail

Failure Analysis - Chromate and Cracks



Introducing an industry first, the RVCOOL Norcold 1200, 1201, 1210, and 1211 cooling unit that comes standard with the ARP Control.

See this cooling unit at the following link:   RVCOOL


FMCA

We are pleased to be FMCA commercial members.  Please click on FMCA logo to see our latest rally information.


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

Escapees

ARP Membership 

Escapees Vendors List


Gadget Box Escapees

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


Escapees RV Club

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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 ARP Necessary | RV Fridge Level | RV Fridge Fire | Save Dometic Norcold
This page answers why ARP necessary, how RV fridge level is critical, rv fridge fire prevention, and why the ARP saves Dometic Norcold RV fridges.
How does ARP protect my fridge | ARP Video | Cooling Unit Pressure
This video answers the question - how does ARP protect my fridge. The ARP video examines cooling unit pressure and unsafe temperatures.
RV Fridge Off Level | Dometic Overheat | Norcold Overheat | RV Fridge Failure
This is a fun video that demonstrates RV fridge off level or a Dometic overheat - Norcold overheat, RV fridge in failure mode.
Absorption Refrigerator Controller | Fire | Prevention | Video | Norcold N611
Our absorption refrigerator controller helps prevent RV fires, please see our demonstration video using a Norcold N611 RV fridge.
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.
ARP Manuals | Registration | Install Dometic | Install Norcold
This page shows the v2.x ARP Manual & Registration for customer service for Dometic install & Norcold install applications.
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 | ARP v2x Wiring
This page gives links to the RV refrigerator manuals including Dometic manual, Norcold manual, and the ARP v2x 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.
ARP Control v2x Changes | Norcold Fan| Dometic Fan | Fridge Fan Control
The ARP Control v2x changes page talks about how the 2x control adds Norcold fan and Dometic fan for better fridge fan control and ventilation.
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.
RV Fridge Fan | Cooling Unit Fan | 12V RV Fridge Fan | RV Fridge Defrost
This page teaches why RV fridge fans are needed, cooling unit fans are useful, 12 Volt RV fridge fan install, and RV fridge defrost.
RV Fridge Slide Out | RV Fridge Fan | Fridge Efficiency | Slide Out
Our RV fridge slide out page teaches RV fridge fan that increases fridge efficiency especially in slide out applications.
Dometic Temperature Sensor Install | Video | Movie | ARP Install Instructions
This video shows the Dometic temperature sensor install, the movie gives the ARP install instructions.
Dometic Left Hand Boiler | Dometic Video | Dometic ARP Instructions
This video shows the Dometic left hand boiler ARP installs instructions. This Dometic video teaches the Dometic ARP instructions.
Dometic EZ Install |Dometic ARP Install | ARP Document | Install Overview
You can save money and improve safety by installing the ARP Control on your Dometic. This page is the Dometic EZ install, Dometic ARP install, ARP document and install overview.
RM1350 1x| Dometic | Alternator Signal Wire | D+
To keep your Dometic safe and save money the ARP Control needs to be installed. This page shows ARP installation on the Dometic RM1350 which has an alternator signal wire (D+).
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.
Dometic EZ Install |Dometic ARP Install | ARP Document | Install Overview
You can save money and improve safety by installing the ARP Control on your Dometic. This page is the Dometic EZ install, Dometic ARP install, ARP document and 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+ |Install
This page shows ARP installation on the Dometic RM1350 which has an alternator signal wire (D+).
DM2652 | DM2662 | DM2852 | DM2862 | DM3862
In order to save money and keep your DM2652 or other Dometic RV fridge safe an ARP Control should be installed. 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 for the v2x ARP Control.
RML8555 | RMD8555| RMT8555 | RML8455 | RML8565
Install of the ARP Control on the RML8555, RMD8555, RMT8555, RML8455, and RML8565.
Norcold Temperature Sensor Install | Video | Movie | ARP Install Instructions
This video shows the Norcold temperature sensor install, the movie gives the ARP install instructions.
Norcold EZ Install|Norcold ARP Install | ARP Document | Install Overview
If you do not have the ARP Control on your Norcold fridge it is not protected. This page is Norcold EZ Install, Norcold ARP Install, ARP Document and Install Overview.
Norcold 1200 Wiring 1x| Norcold Fans | ARPrv Control | Norcold High Temp Kit
The ARP Control is the best method to make your fridge safe and save money. This page is for Norcold 1200 wiring 1x, Norcold fans, wire ARP Control, Norcold high temp kit.
Norcold EZ Install |Norcold ARP Install | ARP Document | Install Overview
If you do not have the ARP Control on your Norcold fridge it is not protected. This page is Norcold EZ Install, Norcold ARP Install, ARP Document and Install Overview.
Norcold Cooling Unit | 1200 | 1201 | 1210 | 1211
To save money and improve safety on Norcold Cooling Unit 1200, 1201, 1210, 1211 the ARP failure prevention device should be installed. This page is an overview.
Norcold 1200 | Norcold Fans | Wire ARPrv Control | Norcold High Temp Kit
The ARP Control for Norcold 1200 is the best method to make your fridge safe and save money. This page is for wiring ARP Control, Norcold high temp kit, and fans.
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.
N1095 | N3104 |N3150| Norcold | RV Fridge
You will save money and improve safety on Norcold N1095, N3104, and N3150 with the ARP failure prevention device.This page is an installation overview.
Norcold N811 | N820 | N821 | N841
You can save money and improve safety on Norcold N811, N820, N821, and N841 by installing the ARP failure prevention device. This page is an installation overview.
Norcold | N611 | N620 | N621 | N641
To save money and improve safety on Norcold N611, N620, N621, and N641 the ARP failure prevention device should be installed. This page is an overview.
Norcold N410 | N412 | N510 | N512
Save money and improve safety on Norcold N410, N412, N510 and N512 by installing the ARP failure prevention device. This page is an installation overview.
N400 | N500 | 442 | 443 | 452
Money can be saved and the safety improved on Norcold N400, N500, 442, 443, and 452 by installing the ARP failure prevention device. This page is an installation overview.
RM1350 Spec | NDR1292 | NDA1402 | NDE1402 | Specifications
If you want to improve safety and save money you need the ARP Control on your Dometic. This page gives specifications for Dometic models RM1350 spec, NDR1292, NDA1402, and NDE1402.
RM2351 Spec | RM2354 | RM2451 | RM2454 | RM2457
If you want to improve safety and save money you need the ARP Control on your Dometic. This page gives specifications for Dometic models RM2351 spec, RM2354, RM2451, RM2454, and RM2457.
RM2551 Spec | RM2554 | RM2620 | RM2652 | RM2662
If you want to improve safety and save money you need the ARP Control on your Dometic. This page gives specifications for Dometic models RM2551 spec, RM2554, RM2620, RM2652, and RM2662.
RM2663 Spec | RM2607 | RM2611 | RM3607 | RM3662
If you want to improve safety and save money you need the ARP Control on your Dometic. This page gives specifications for Dometic models RM2663 Spec, RM2607, RM2611, RM3607 and RM3662.
RM3663 Spec | RM2807 | RM2811 | RM2820 | RM2852
If you want to improve safety and save money you need the ARP Control on your Dometic. This page gives specifications for Dometic models RM3663 Spec, RM2807, RM2811, RM2820 and RM2852.
RM2862 Spec | RM3807 | RM3862 | RM3863 | RM4872
If you want to improve safety and save money you need the ARP Control on your Dometic. This page gives specifications for Dometic models RM2862 Spec, RM3807, RM3862, RM3863 and RM4872.
RM4873 Spec | DM2652 | DM2662 | DM2663 | DM2852
If you want to improve safety and save money you need the ARP Control on your Dometic. This page gives specifications for Dometic models RM4873 Spec, DM2652, DM2662, DM2663 and DM2852.
DM2862 Spec | DM3862 | NDR1062 | NDM1062 | RM3962
If you want to improve safety and save money you need the ARP Control on your Dometic. This page gives specifications for Dometic models DM2862 Spec, DM3862, NDR1062, NDM1062 and RM3962.
RM7030 Spec | RM7732 | RM7832 | Specifications
If you want to improve safety and save money you need the ARP Control on your Dometic. This page gives specifications for Dometic models RM7030 spec, RM7732 and RM7832.
N260 Spec | n400 | N500 | N510 | Norcold Specification
Installation of the ARP failure prevention device keeps your fridge running like new. Here we provide specifications for heaters and other components for Norcold models N260 spec, N400, N500 and N510.
N611 Spec | N621 | N641 | Norcold Specification | Heater
Installation of the ARP failure prevention device keeps your fridge running like new. Here we provide specifications for heaters and other components for Norcold models N611 spec, N621 and N641.
N811 Spec | N821 | N841 | Norcold Specification | Heater
Installation of the ARP failure prevention device keeps your fridge running like new. Here we provide specifications for heaters and other components for Norcold models N811 spec, N821 and N841.
N1095 Spec | N3104 | N5150 | Norcold Specification | Heater
Installation of the ARP failure prevention device helps keep fridge safe and running like new. This page gives specifications for components of Norcold models N1095 spec, N3104, and N5150.
1200 Spec | 1210| 1211 | Norcold Specification | Heater
Installation of the ARP failure prevention device helps keep fridge safe and running like new. This page gives specifications for components of Norcold models 1200 spec, 1210 and 1211.
2117 Spec | Norcold Specification | Heater | Service Manual
Installation of the ARP failure prevention device helps keep fridge safe and running like new. This page gives specifications for components of Norcold models 2117 spec service manual.
322 Spec | 323 | 3163 | Norcold Specification | Heater
Installation of the ARP failure prevention device keeps your fridge running like new. This page gives Norcold specifications for heaters and other components for Norcold models 322 spec, 323, 3163.
442 Spec | 443 | 452 | 453 | Norcold Specification
Installation of the ARP failure prevention device keeps RV fridge running like new. This page gives Norcold specifications for heaters and other components for Norcold models 442 spec, 443, 452; 453.
462 Spec | 463 | 482 | 483 | Norcold Specification
Installation of the ARP failure prevention device keeps your RV fridge running like new. This page gives specifications for heaters and other components of Norcold models 462 spec, 463, 482, and 483.
652 Spec | 653 | 3052 | 6053 |Norcold Specification
Installation of the ARP failure prevention device keeps RV fridge running like new. This page gives specifications for components of Norcold models 652 spec; 653, 6032; 6053.
662 Spec | 663 | 682 | 683 |Norcold Specification
This page gives Norcold specifications for heaters and other components for models 662 spec, 663, 682, and683.
6062 Spec | 6063 | 6083 |Norcold Specification | Heater
Installation of the ARP failure prevention device keeps your RV fridge running like new. This page gives specifications for heaters and other components of Norcold models 6062 spec, 6063, and 6803.
6162 Spec | 6182 | 6183 |Norcold Specification | Heater
Installation of the ARP failure prevention device keeps your RV fridge running like new. This page gives specifications for heaters and other components of Norcold models 6162 spec, 6182, and 6183.
682 Spec | 683 | 6082 | 6083 |Norcold Specification
Installation of the ARP failure prevention device helps prevent your RV fridge failure. This page gives specifications for heaters and other components of Norcold models 682 spec, 683, 6082, and 6083.
962 Spec | 9162 | 963 | 9163
Installation of the ARP failure prevention device helps prevent your RV fridge failure. This page gives specifications for heaters and other components of Norcold models 962 spec, 9162, 963, and 9163.
982 Spec | 9182 | 983 | 9183
This page gives Norcold specifications for heaters and other components for models 982 spec, 9182, 983, and 9183.
1082 Spec | Norcold Specification | Norcold Service Manual
Installation of the ARP failure prevention device helps prevent your RV fridge failure. This page gives specifications for components of Norcold models 1082 spec Norcold Service Manual.
Schedule | Good Sam Rally| FMCA Rally | Escapees Escapade | Fridge Seminar
This page provides ARPs schedule for the Good Sam Rally, FMCA Rally, Escapees Escapade, and includes our fridge seminar schedule.
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.
ARP Versus Norcold Recall | Norcold Leak | RV Fridge Fire | Fire Prevention
This page uses Norcolds words to compare ARP versus Norcold Recall and why Norcold leaks result in RV fridge fires that may have been prevented.
Norcold ARP Endorsement Implied | Patent Application | Endorses ARP
If a patent application describes the same device then the patent application endorses the product that is patented. The Norcold ARP endorsement implied page shows Norcold patent application vs. ARP.