What is that smell???? That’s what I asked Mike the other night. I was in the bedroom getting ready for bed when this horrible odor came into the room. My first thought was…Cody. Cody is our Golden Retriever and yes, he sometimes has trouble with flatulation. He looked up at me as if to say…”it wasn’t me this time.” I knew something was amiss so I went looking for Mike. I found him outside on the patio looking in our freezer. Uh Oh,…not a good sign. We have (had) a chest type freezer in our basement that sits on a slide tray. It is a 100 lb. capacity and certainly comes in handy. It takes up a little bit of space in the compartment right next to the front door. It’s not in the pass thru part of the basement so it doesn’t take any space from that huge area. I love my freezer! I typically buy in larger quantities and repackage in zip lock bags. .the freezer type. I can prepare meals and freeze them to have for travel days or just for quick meals. The freezer section in an RV refrigerator is usually limited in space with the ice maker taking up a lot of the room… but I like the ice maker. Needless to say we were very excited when we discovered this motorhome came with a Norcold freezer in the basement. Back to the patio and Mike and that awful odor. The awful odor was my food being taken out of the freezer because the freezer had stopped working and the food had spoiled. How awful is that?? Rotten food smell on your patio.
This happened to us once before when we were in Texas at the NWR. The freezer had just stopped working and Mike emptied it, not as much was in it that time, defrosted it and plugged it back in. It went right back to work. This time when we defrosted it nothing happened. We changed a fuse and nothing happened. We even called Norcold and talked with a technician and tried everything he suggested but nothing happened. Today Mr. Robertson from Five Points, Alabama came to the motorhome to take a look. He owns Robertson RV which is a repair and storage facility for RVs. He also does mobile repairs. He used a meter that would tell if the voltage was coming in to the power supply and voltage going out to the compressor. He got the numbers he needed and we made another call to the Norcold technician and he verified what we already suspected. The compressor had gone out in my beloved freezer. My freezer had died. The Norcold technician said you cannot put a new compressor in the unit. We think it has something to do with EPA requirements. So there you have it…my freezer is dead.
We went online and found a replacement freezer. It is not Norcold but has the same AC/DC power supply, nearly the same dimensions, looks just like the Norcold minus the huge Norcold price. It came highly recommended with a good warranty. We feel it will do just as good as the big name brand. All that and we got free shipping. It is called the Edge Star FP630. It is 63 quart capacity. It is just a bit larger but will still fit nicely in the space the other freezer occupied. So there you have it. We have a replacement at a good price with free shipping. All’s well that ends well.
Update on our memory foam topper….it “aired” out successfully so now there is no lingering smell. Mike and I have really enjoyed getting a good nights sleep. We don’t seem to toss and turn quite so much and we wake up less sore on our shoulders and backs. So it looks like this was a winner. We highly recommend!
Thanks for stopping by and joining us. I would love to leave you with a quote I saw on Judy’s blog (http://travels-with-emma.blogspot.com) that really moved me when I read it.
WE WALK UPON MOTHER EARTH FROM THE TIME WE ARE BORN TO THE TIME WE DIE. THOUGH MANY MAY JOIN US ON OUR JOURNEY, NO ONE WALKS THE SAME PATH. SUN WOMAN
Take time today to celebrate the uniqueness of your life and enjoy your path.