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Old 04-09-2015, 09:38 PM   #11
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...Are there Escapers with this fridge who use in the 80 - 90 deg F temperatures and can demonstrate it at least comes close to the expected performance? If there ever was a forum capable of compiling such valuable information this one is it.

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We live in northern Alberta where hot temperatures are definitely not the norm. However, we did spend 3 weeks during summer (July) 2014 in SW USA (mostly WY, UT, AZ, CO) with daytime highs varying in range of 33C to 43C (91F to 109F).


Our fridge operated on propane most of that time, with about 1/3 days at sites with electricity. We had no issues with our 2013 6.7cu ft fridge not keeping up with the cooling. Although we honestly were not monitoring the fridge performance for issues, we never noticed any problems, food stayed cold in fridge, food froze and stayed frozen in freezer (my wife passed out freezies to heat suffering neighbor kids in Devil's Garden CG in Moab). Steaks taken from the freezer and placed in the fridge to thaw would do so only after a very long time. So for us, I would have to say that up until now, we have had no negative performance issues with ours.

That being said, we do plan on continuing to travel to hotter climates in the future and all of the negative things I have been hearing about the fridge have me a bit concerned that my fridge performance could degrade in the future. Should I risk things and keep my fridge, or should I take up Dometic's offer and go with the new 2 door fridge? That is the question for me. (And are we sure that this new fridge has resolved the issues others are having? Maybe I will be exchanging a relatively problem free situation for something much worse?)
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Old 04-09-2015, 09:49 PM   #12
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My thoughts exactly, Dave....
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What improvement is the new refrigerator supposed to have?
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Old 04-09-2015, 10:12 PM   #14
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What improvement is the new refrigerator supposed to have?
Reace says it has a "Stronger cooling unit" in post #8 here Dometic comes through!
and they are taking a new one to Texas this week for a rally and will report back their results.
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Old 04-09-2015, 10:20 PM   #15
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My thoughts exactly, Dave....
Very hesitant to post this(don't want to rain....) however has anyone searched RMD8555 performance reviews? Folks Down Under seem to be complaining similarly about it as we are up here with the RML8555, so for me it is a toss up( I know it's a tropical environment). Am probably going to the new one if the "re & re" isn't too expensive. I don't think our current single door unit is adequate.
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If I hadn't put a thermometer in the fridge and freezer we wouldn't have known the temps go to 45 when it's hot out and Deb wouldn't have had me toss out the dairy products. I really couldn't tell other then the thermometer, frozen stayed frozen and the items in the fridge felt cold to me. Might be one of those too much info times, like monitoring the tranny temp on a digital meter.

We like the idea of a 2 door fridge, had one before and liked it. Of course we didn't use a thermometer on it...
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I did it mainly to see if the refer while on propane blew out while towing and then came on again when slowing down. My Lance trailer would do that.
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