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The following links are to forums where folks have posted comments about the ARP Control. We at ARPC L.L.C. have purposely stayed off of the internet forums so that our customers can speak for us. We posted one letter sent to us on RVforum.net regarding wind stagnation of cooling units at the time of this writing (Please see post with arrow below).

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Featured Testimonial

Email 4/5/2017 -- ARP Required

"To me the ARP Controller is a requirement!"

Brett Wolfe, FMCA Technical Advisory Committee

Diesel Pushers & Caterpillar RV Engine Advisor

Email 5/16/2018 -- I will no longer worry about my fridge being inadvertently out of level!

I am really pleased with the ease of installation and the quality of the materials and instructions. I have done the test of the unit and it all looks really great!

Thank you very much for the prompt supply of the equipment ,

Dave from the Great White North (Canada)

Email 4/28/2018 -- I have expensive medical supplies in my fridge.

The v2.1 with the additional fans has solved my issue with the fridge shutting down for what seemed like no reason.


Wayne B

Email 4/24/2018 -- I have owned an ARP Control v1.0 since 2014.

I like the peace of mind it gives that it is protecting my motorhome from any failure of my fridge. I would recommend it to anyone.

Thank you,

Jeremy M

Email 8/21/2017 -- I discovered ARP after replacing my Norcold N3104 refrigerator for the 3rd time on my 2014 Winnebago ERA 70X

I was frustrated and found ARPrv.com. ARP's customer service is the best. Questions are answered promptly and politely. I recommend ARP to anyone!!

Thanks for your help,

Doug Sandmann

Email 8/20/2017 -- 5-star rating, has improved safety, efficiency, and reliability!

I do a lot of traveling on my Roadtrek 210 Popular, over all kinds of terrain, and have had no problems with my fridge since Paul installed the ARP in September 2016. In January 2016, I had to have a new unit installed because the original fridge died while I was traveling in the southeast. To protect the new unit, I drove to MT to get the ARP.

Well worth the trip! Thank you Paul and Mao.

Susan Culver

Email 8/16/2017 -- I recently purchased and installed an ARP 3.1 + Fan Control and am thoroughly delighted!

As I was traveling in Canada this year, up and down 6-8% grades, I happened on an article in the RV Daily Report about the ARP Control. After reading about how quickly a refrigerator can overheat from off-level operation (up/down mountains, parking lot on a slant, flat tire, etc.), I started researching the ARP product and it made sense to invest in this added level of protection.

My original Norcold 1200 failed and after two replacement cooling units, was finally completely replaced by a Norcold 1210 which operated much better than the old unit.

I finally feel that my refrigerator is protected from non-optimal operating conditions and that I am safe from over temperature conditions that can cause a catastrophic fire.

Too bad the refrigerator manufacturers do non include a more sophisticated refrigerator control with their units, at least as an option, or that RV manufacturers do not add the ARP as a standard safety feature.

While the Norcold recall is supposed to protect against catastrophic failure, it does not address out of range operational conditions that could damage the refrigerator.

Keith Olivier

Email 7/31/2017 -- Interior is approximately 10F colder

My ARP unit is working as advertised - GREAT! I left it in OEM settings, fan installed just above bottom ventilation panel. Main apparent difference is, interior temperature of fridge; same frig temp setting but interior is approximately 10F colder, was 34F and after installation of ARP now 24F. I've got to change setting or freeze the milk. It took me a while to realize the value of an ARP, glad I did!

It took me a while to realize the value of an ARP, glad I did!

Ray Fowler

Email 7/28/2017 -- How do I spell refrigerator relief? Why, ARP of course!

I couldn't wait to get my ARP installed because my hot afternoon temps were around 45-47 degrees sometime, and I was worried about my cooling unit getting too hot. Am so relieved and thrilled with these ARP temps now. How do I spell refrigerator relief? Why, ARP of course!

Royal RV Inspection Inc. (see Facebook post)
National RV Inspector's Association
Kerrnville, TX

Lew King

Email 4/28/2017 -- Hardly out of Level Overheat

I purchased the fridge cooling fan system and really like it although it is one of those things you hardly notice or more then that are not suppose to notice. When I was having it installed I could see where the fridge had gotten hot before, although I knew it had gotten hot one time and it was hardly out of level. Didn't want that to happen again.

Thanks again, I really like that I have your product. Good addition.

Mickael Gouweloos

Letter Received 3/20/2017 -- ARP Control Works!


A couple of weeks ago we were in Mexico in our RV and a medical emergency arose where we had to run to the ER. After getting the patient into care I returned to park the RV. Of course, my mind was certainly not on the refrigerator when the security guard directed me to park in a spot sloping at 15 degree angle!
After the emergency had passed and we returned to the RV, it struck me that the parking job might not have been beneficial to the fridge. Not to worry, the ARP controller had done its job and shut the system down as advertised.

Thank you for an excellent and reliable product.

Sincerely, John S Freitag

Letter Received 8/21/2016 -- Seven to Ten Degrees Colder than Before

Just wanted to say thanks for a great product. I also wanted to tell you of an unexpected benefit of using the ARP with fan control. I installed a blower of the same specs in the louvered access as you suggested. I also replaced the fans I had installed many years ago at the roof level with two 4 1/2" permanent magnet units. I installed the blower in the access door about a week before the roof fans. In the week following installation of the ARP and blower my fridge performed just as it had been. In other words temp was consistent as before and I could hear the factory Norcold fans run as before.

After installing the two roof fans running in tandem with the blower I found the factory fans never come on. I also have monitored fridge internal temp and it averages about seven to ten degrees colder than before. So, not only do I sleep better knowing the ARP is doing its job I also have a more efficient fridge as a result of your outstanding product!

There are literally thousands of folks that would benefit in more than one way by installing the ARP. Just as the EMS protects the electronics in my coach the ARP protects against an even greater potential danger, a fridge fire!

I'd bet that anyone that has had the factory fans die. Or as in my case didn't have fans from day one could install an ARP with fan control and fans as I have configured cheaper than having their fridge pulled to correct the problem.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

James Redmond, Happy Camper with Norcold 1210 -- Escapee Member

Letter Received 7/1/2016 -- ARP Saved Our Refer

I do have an input on how the ARP Unit saved our refer in a rather subtle way. While in OH, we attended an RV Rally at a fairgrounds in NE OH that lasted 6 days. When we arrived we were parked on what seemed to be firm sod and put our jack pads down, as we usually do just to minimize settling, So as the first few days passed, we noted that our Motor Home seemed to be moving off level, as is sometimes common for us.

However, we also began to note that our refrigerator was not cooling as well as it had been, since leaving on our trip. Then on the third day, it stopped cooling altogether. Then I finally woke up to the fact that the ARP Unit had probably done it's job and shut down the refrigerator. We then accomplished another leveling of the Motor Home and recycled the refrigerator. That action resulted in our refrigerator coming back on line as before, and we completed our rally without further problems. And we have not had any further anomalies since then either.

As you can probably tell, I am really pleased that I had you install one of your ARP Safety Units in our Motor Home

Also, I have read the four articles that you wrote for the ESCAPEES Magazine. I really think that you did a extremely fine job of covering the problem, and how your ARP Unit is designed to protect RV Refrigerators from a serious failure.

Best Regards,
JVAndrews, Retired Aeronautical Engineer - USAF

Redmond, OR FMCA Rally 2014 -- The ARP Control is a unique and useful item. It is good to see truly innovative RV accessories like this at rallies.

I was pleased to see a unique and useful item at the Redmond, OR FMCA rally. The item I am referring to solves some of the ongoing RV refrigeration issues that have plagued RV owners for over 30 years. The ARP Control solves one critical problem that RV’ers have had, the issues associated with off-level damage to their Dometic or Norcold fridge. The good news is that by solving this one problem, many other problems are also addressed, for example, the overheating of the fridge boiler that can lead to RV fires and the ventilation issues that can also damage the fridge.

Looking forward to not having to replace anymore fridges,
Bruce Chong, FMCA Technical Advisory Committee

Sprinter-Forum -- ARP control for Norcold 3150

"I had one fridge go bad in less than a year and didn’t want to repeat that (out of warranty would be costly).
I installed a newer version 3.1 ARP on my 2016 Winnebago View 24J."

2016 Winnebago View 24J Happy Camper

RV.net Forum Posts

Senior Member of RV.net comments function of Fridge Protection Device (ARP). Chris Bryant makes comment in this post about “Cheep Refrigerator Insurance” for your fridge. Note, I like this post because a skeptic pipes in, and is put down by an industrial boiler operator :)

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Senior member posted test results from the data collection version of the ARP Control - Very good photos and informative discussion afterward.

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Senior member posts his decision to purchase ARP Control rather than going to the expense of installation of a residential fridge.

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Customer comments on ARP install by Leon at National Refrigeration.

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Discussion on Norcold recall, customer states that he is happy with ARP after a non-informed comment.

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when I was talking to Mac the fire guy about extinguishers, he said he had one of the APRrv controls installed on his refrigerator. From what I had previously read and hearing this from Mac, convinced me this was the way to go.


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RVforum.net Forum Posts

RV Forum staff member introduces the ARP control for an end user field test program. RV Roamer sets up group to field test and report back on any issues. To our pleasure, no issues have been reported at the time of this writing.

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RV Forum staff member installation of Amish cooling unit seen our website.

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Post to inform folks of the January 2014 Indio, CA FMCA rally showing of the ARP. In addition announce that a limited time discount to RVforum members is active.

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Post on Quartzsite, AZ RVforum.net seminar in which we demonstrated our controller.

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RV Roamer shares his thoughts after seeing a demonstration of the ARP control on a Dometic cooling unit which was tilted off level so that the ARP turned off the refrigerator, and then restarted it when safe conditions existed.

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This post lists a Norcold fire and a retired electrical engineer with very impressive airspace credentials comments - This testimonial had great value to us as a result.

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Monaco owner testimonial letter to ARPrvSafe@gmail sharing his discovery that the wind is causing his boiler to overheat on his Norcold 1200. The ARP is protecting his unit by automatically shutting down and then restating his fridge.

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RVforum member shares his thoughts after the Quartzsite ARP seminar to buy and install. This is the 2nd helicopter pilot that decides to install an instrument “no one should fly without”.

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RVforum staff member has his coach towed due to a failure. Guess what, the ARP Control most likely prevented his fridge from failing because the coach was off level for hours while being worked on and towed.

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ARP buyer asks about which control to order (inside v.s. outside RV) and make comments about control installation:

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ARP Control saves the day again, cooling unit failure and analysis based on ARP Control input:

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IRV2.com Forum Posts

This write-up has great photos of our Dometic DM2652 demonstration cooling unit. Please note that this particular cooling unit has been tilted hundreds of times off-level, and it is running like the day we bought it!

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Senior member of IRV2 that has already converted to residential fridge recognizes the value of the ARP control.

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Monaco owner notices that ARP solves issues with fridge cooling unit overheating in high wind conditions.

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Winnebago Owners Club member post his installation of ARP Control and comments on ARP diagnostic capability.

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FMCA Forum

Post by ShelbyTom about ARP Control "best level of safety".

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Post by gbrink about Indio, CA FMCA rally and ARP Control function.

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American Coach Yahoo User Group

Question about ARP tripping:

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Fridge Fires:

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Norcold RV Refrigerator Recall (good comments on residential fridges here):

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ARP Installation - Happy Camper!

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ARP Device Protected my Norcold 1200 -- Stops overheat situation!

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