Norcold Introduces Cold Weather Kits for Winter Camping

With RVs increasingly being used during the winter for full-time living or recreation and at work sites such as the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota and Montana, users previously needed makeshift solutions to maintain proper refrigerator operation at temperatures below 32 degrees F.

Norcold is now producing Cold Weather Kits that allow RV refrigerators to operate in ambient temps down to 0 degrees F.

Beginning October 1, factory-installed Cold Weather Kits are standard on Norcold’s popular N641.3 and N841.3 gas absorption models, according to a Thetford Corporation news release. SKU numbers do not change.

A kit (No. 634913) is also available separately to the aftermarket to retrofit Norcold 6-, 8-, 10-, 12- and 17-cubic foot models.



Based in Sidney, Ohio, Norcold is a maker of gas-absorption refrigerator/freezers for the RV, marine and truck markets.  It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Thetford Corporation, which is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Thetford Corporation

Thetford, a privately-held company with eight manufacturing facilities in four nations, is a supplier of sanitation and refrigeration products for the RV, marine and heavy-duty truck industries.

Thetford subsidiaries also include Tecma, a maker of fine-china toilets and waste-transfer systems based in Italy and Spinflo, a unit in England that produces high-quality cooking and heating appliances.

Location: 7101 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1285, Ann Arbor, MI 48106

Phone: (800) 543-1219


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