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Norcold Launches New Polar® Elite Refrigerator with DC Compressor

RV road-ready features coupled with residential styling to meet consumer needs

Sidney, Ohio – Norcold, America’s leading manufacturer of gas-absorption and AC/DC refrigerators/freezers for the RV, Marine and commercial truck markets, is pleased to launch Polar® Elite N15DC refrigerators, which offer residential styling, the convenience of a DC compressor with RV road-ready features.

“We’re really excited to launch this new product to meet the ever-evolving needs of our clients,” said Kristen Phipps, Director of Aftermarket Sales. “For the past several years, RV consumers have been on the hunt for more residential-type features and amenities. While OEMs are offering large capacity 120V AC residential refrigerators, that is far from an ideal solution. One of the many problems is: Unless you have an expensive on-board generator or solar powered invertor system, there is no power to the refrigerator while traveling or off the grid. Without power, temperatures rise in the refrigerator and food safety becomes an issue.”

Norcold is the only company that offers 12V refrigerators that are completely designed from the ground up for mobile use – not converted 120V AC residential units. Relying on more than 60 years of mobile refrigerator knowledge, Norcold’s new design specifically includes:

Residential Styling

DC Compressor Convenience

RV Ready Features

Energy Efficient

“Our experienced design team thought of everything with the design of the new, large capacity Polar® Elite refrigerator,” said Phipps. “From environmentally friendly packaging designed for easy recycling to easy OEM installation to minimal power use and maximum run time … we are confident our customers will not be disappointed and will indeed follow the product’s slogan ‘Demand the Bear’ for their future refrigeration needs.”


Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Thetford is the world’s leading supplier of sanitation and refrigeration products for the RV, marine and heavy-duty truck industries. It is a privately-held company with seven manufacturing facilities in four nations.

Thetford subsidiaries include Norcold of Sidney, Ohio, America’s leading manufacturer of gas-absorption and AC/DC refrigerator/freezers for the RV, marine and truck markets; Tecma, an Italy-based maker of fine-china toilets and powerful waste-transfer systems; and Thetford Europe, which manufactures high-quality cooking and heating appliances, as well as accessories.

To contact Thetford Corporation:

•    7101 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

•    Toll-free: 800-543-1219 or 734-769-6000; Fax: 734-769-2023

•    Email: info@thetford.com; Website: www.thetford.com

•    Media contact: Laura Petee (lpetee@thetford.com)

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