Originally Posted by reace
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.
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... ??