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Old 03-28-2015, 10:37 AM   #11
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Hi Dave

As mentioned, we will see how it works this summer. We just started installing them at the end of the year.

As good faith to their customer, they will replace the fridge even if it has passed the warranty period.

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Old 03-28-2015, 10:52 AM   #12
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Hello Reace,

Our 5.0TA is in production now so I am guessing it won't have the tweak for the switch for the rear fan. Would that be something that could be done before we take delivery or during the rally?

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Old 03-28-2015, 10:56 AM   #13
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Excellent news!
Thanks Reace - I'll send the information later today.
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Old 03-28-2015, 11:38 AM   #14
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Great news and thanks for continuing to work on this Reace. I just sent you an email about our 8551 and the door.

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Old 03-28-2015, 01:24 PM   #15
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They are changing the temperature switch that activates the fans to kick on 20 degrees lower than it does now.

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Reace,


Is there a timeline for these new switches? Are they in hand? My 21 is in the back lot so could be a guinea pig of sorts.
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Old 03-28-2015, 02:20 PM   #16
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Bob, I did receive some new doors for the 4.3 units. I will ship you one to try out. There are a few other adjustments that can help also such as moving the thermistor away from the fins. Try taping it to the side of the fridge.
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Since taking ownership Sep 2013 we have not camped in the hot weather so I cannot jump into this discussion with dismal stats of our own 4.3's performance. That doesn't mean it won't yet happen.

Summer is prime time for camping; a trailer makes that a pleasure for us having reached a certain age. Committing the big bucks to an Escape trailer I think, does entitle us to expect to get what we paid for. These disheartening Dometic fridge issues, so widespread, do take the bloom off the rose.

The issue is sounding to me to boil down to a blunder in design and engineering. If the only remedy offered is switching doors, or moving a thermocouple over a few inches...well, now... ??
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Old 03-28-2015, 02:25 PM   #17
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I'm not sure we should expect a fridge in an RV to be as efficient as one in ( I'm guessing here ) an air-conditioned home in a southern summer.
Easy for me to say, here in BC.
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Old 03-28-2015, 02:40 PM   #18
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I'm not sure we should expect a fridge in an RV to be as efficient as one in ( I'm guessing here ) an air-conditioned home in a southern summer.
Easy for me to say, here in BC.
I had a 1968 Aristocrat trailer with a Travler by Elixer propane-electric refrigerator and it worked in any weather I camped in including some hot days so it can be done.
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That is a big locomotive you have there?
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I had a 1968 Aristocrat trailer with a Travler by Elixer propane-electric refrigerator and it worked in any weather I camped in including some hot days so it can be done.
Yes, but that was before global warming.
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