First of all, our Cooling Units are NOT AMISH Cooling Units. CampFridge L1200 Brand New Cooling Units are different from any cooling unit out there on the market today.
Hi everyone, my name is Matt Willis and I would like to tell you a story about how I came to build and manufacture SUPERIOR Brand New aftermarket L1200 Cooling Units. First of all let me tell you that I have 35 years of experience in the Aerospace Fastener Industry. That is many years working with metal, testing, building, forming and education about different metals and their strengths and weaknesses.
I sold my Aerospace Fastener company fourteen years ago, bought 80 acres on top of a mountain where I lived off the grid for ten years. I became interested in RV Refrigerators when mine stopped working. I then proceeded to learn everything there was to know about RV Refrigerators including the old household gas refrigerators (Servels).
Rebuilding cooling units has been my bread and butter for the last seven years.
Now let me tell you why I wanted to build New Cooling Units. Call it a challenge to pick up the ball that they dropped.
Almost 4 years ago if I had a customer that wanted to buy a new L1200 Cooling Unit I would reccomend the Amish L1200. At the time Norcold had alot of failures with their L1200 cooling units. The Amish had a good track record with household gas refrigerators. But when they produced fridges with AC they ran into the same problem Norcold was having with failures on the boilers. Two years into the introduction of the Amish L1200 two of my service tech friends told me that the Amish L1200 units were failing in the same spot that the Norcold's L1200 were.
Now the question, why were they failing too? The answer is simple, the Amish bragged of having thicker steel tubing than the Norcold units on the boiler tube (area that failed). That is true, the .065 thickness tube the Amish used was thicker than the Norcold's at the time. However, it was the same thickness that Dometic was using at the time and they were having failure at the same location on the units that Norcold were. How is that an improvement? It is no surprise that the Amish units started failing before they were three years old. Proof you say? I have six Amish L1200 Cooling Units that are all less than three years old in my possession. Five out of the six failed in the same spot.
Ok so how are my cooling units better? First of all, on my boiler tube I use .083 thickness steel tubing that is seamless. Thicker than any boiler out there on the market today. The Amish use .065 thickness tubing that has a welded seam. Every tube on my cooling units are thicker than the Amish use on their units.