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Old 03-21-2015, 12:06 PM   #71
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Originally Posted by PGDriver View Post
(the warmer side of the fridge as the flu runs up the back of the fridge on this side).

I found it interesting that they moved the thermistor to the opposite side and removed some thermal paste. Hope quoting a post from another forum is OK here.

What I find interesting is that the heat from the flue is showing up inside the fridge. It's also interesting or disappointing that while Dometic has a kit to vent the flue to the exterior they don't seem to be looking at that as part of the solution.

At any rate, at some point I'll be venting my flue to the exterior. I'll also be wrapping the whole assembly with insulating wrap, the kind you wrap on exhaust pipes. The last thing the fridge needs is more waste heat in that area.


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Old 03-21-2015, 01:07 PM   #72
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PGDriver, when you get a chance could you post a pic of where the thermistor is mounted on the LHS? I wonder if there is enough wire to move it over there or a new thermistor with longer wires is needed.

Nice to hear data logging is finally part of the process. I borrowed one from work once to calibrate my home oven.........

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Old 03-21-2015, 01:23 PM   #73
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I note that the Silverline Trailer in the post is located in Queensland Australia, (on the Gold Coast). Do the Australian Dometics have the same climate rating as ours?
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Old 03-21-2015, 02:36 PM   #74
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Sorry Charlie there are no pictures in the post I read.
Also the climate rating was T.
The Aussies are having fridge problems it appears with the T rated fridges also.
Here is a good read about fridges the post I quoted is on page 11. This will give you a good idea as to how wide spread the problems are.
Caravaners Forum • View topic - New 190 Litre Dometic fridge not cold enough

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Old 03-21-2015, 07:40 PM   #75
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I have gone through the 12 pages of posting and it does appear the Silverliner owners are having similar problems. I was taken aback by the official notice from Dometic in Australia that there was not a problem. It seems some (two) owners had their issues solved but there is not any published solution.

At the same time there has not been a posting on this very active topic since Dec 24 of 2014 and this is now their hot season when more problems are likely to occur.
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Old 03-21-2015, 09:18 PM   #76
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We are just back from about 5 weeks in the southwest. Temps were either chilly (low around 25 F, high in the 50s) or moderate (lows in the 40's high from 65-70). I kept the fridge on 5 bars the whole trip. The freezer was always well below freezing. 2 or 6 above, ranging up to 14 degrees on a hot day. The fridge, on the other hand, was often just below 40 with temps going to slightly above 40 when we opened the door. We use the accu-rite wireless thermometers to monitor the temperature

I would have expected to be able to comfortably run the fridge on 3 bars in this weather. I think that when it gets warmer the fridge will be more problematic -- maybe there will be a solution by then.
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:34 AM   #77
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I just sold my 17' Casita in anticipation of delivery of our 19' Escape in July. We never had any fridge problems no matter where we camped from Ohio to California. Maybe you are correct that its a parts issue and not an installation issue. Our Dometic was always left set at the 4th out of 5 setting.
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:50 PM   #78
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Old 03-23-2015, 05:30 AM   #79
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Great info Myron, good to know that the truck can keep up with the draw down.
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:23 AM   #80
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On our last trip the door gasket started hanging loose at the bottom 1/3 of the door down & around the bottom of the door. I push it back into place for the door to lock, but it keeps happening. Anyone else? Fix?

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