Ford’s RV Training & Service has completed the first phase of the side-by-side refrigerator evaluation.
The report, titled “Evaluation of RV Refrigerators: A side by side independent evaluation of Atwood and Dometic Refrigerators,” has been published on their business website. It details the products tested, test methods, and test results.
The first phase of the evaluation took more than three months to complete as the crew performed more than six different operational environment tests and collected more than 3,600 data points.
“Placing both the Atwood and Dometic refrigerators in adverse situations—even more severe than those called for in the standard—did not greatly affect the refrigerators. Both manufacturers’ models performed better than required, but there were differences,” said Roger Ford, owner of Ford’s RV Training & Service, in a news release.
To learn about the differences and other details of the research, the entire evaluation can be found he RV Training page (see link below).
Remember, it’s all about education—it’s easy when you know how.
Ford’s RV Service & RV Appliance Training Center
Along with the extensive RV service they provide, they also offer global certified training in the field of RV refrigerator cooling unit reconditioning.
In 1994, they wrote and published The Ford Procedures, the first and only step-by-step technical manual on RV refrigerator repair and reconditioning; it’s used in conjunction with the training they offer.
In May 2006, they increased their training to include certification.
There are over a million RV refrigerators in landfills today, and what people don’t know is that over 90 percent of these could have been repaired.
Over the years, their customers have voiced the need for a manual that would enable them to do minor repairs themselves, or at the very least, give them enough education to know whether or not a service tech had been properly educated.
So in 2009, they published the 241-page book, Average Joe’s RV Refrigerator Troubleshooting & Repair Guide. This first of its kind manual, also supports the “Going Green” movement.
The manual contains step-by-step instructions, pictures, charts, myths, and remedies, and much more and covers Dometic, Norcold, Frigking, Morhpy, Richards, Hadco, Coldstar, and many more.
It’s available in paperback or hardback.
From 2003 to 2009, editors from many RV technical magazines engaged the Fords to write articles for their magazines and websites.
The Fords operate their small company in a town with less than 5,000 people, and yet they have been told they are a major Icon in the RV Industry because of their innovative, unique, and unprecedented procedures and ideas they have implemented.
They can fix original cooling units for less than half of the cost for replacement and they are the only ones in this industry to give a 100 percent warranty that is transferable, and the only ones to offer extended warranties for as many years as desired.
Address: 1746 Big Bear Hwy., Benton, KY 42025
Phone: (270) 354-9239
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