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Old 08-01-2014, 08:17 PM   #91
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Well, today we drilled four 1/2" holes in the bottom of the freezer shelf in an attempt to 'share' some of that nice freezing cold air in the freezer section.

We will see.

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Old 08-01-2014, 08:57 PM   #92
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Well, today we drilled four 1/2" holes in the bottom of the freezer shelf in an attempt to 'share' some of that nice freezing cold air in the freezer section.

We will see.

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I'm glad I drink room temperature beer.

Let us know how it goes!
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:58 PM   #93
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Hope you have lots of cheese.

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Old 08-01-2014, 10:21 PM   #94
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Well, today we drilled four 1/2" holes in the bottom of the freezer shelf in an attempt to 'share' some of that nice freezing cold air in the freezer section.

We will see.

Reace
I take it the other things you have tried didn't work or is this one of those just wondering things...

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Old 08-02-2014, 01:58 AM   #95
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Good idea Reace. I read in the manual if you want more cooling power in the refrig section to remove the 'removable' freezer box. But then you have no ice cubes! The cold air will naturally drop so a few holes may balance the system better.
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:04 AM   #96
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This was one of my ideas, in fact I already bought some rubber plugs in the event it did not work. How did you drill the holes, Reace? Pictures…will help. With the top interior fans it should really circulate that air now. Here are the plugs I ordered
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:08 AM   #97
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Dometic 8 series refrigerators

I have a good friend that is Amish. His primary occupation is installing wiring and appliances at a trailer factory. His second source of income is selling refrigeration units to households that do not have electricity. The cooling units are LP fueled absorption refrigeration systems. He is a authorized Dometic dealer and service technician. The Amish rely heavily on freezers and refers for food preservation. Here are some of his observations:
The household absorption refrigeration systems are better insulated, have more heat exchange area, higher volumes of refrigerant gas, are much heavier, and cost much more that RV refers but work well.
Concerning RV refers:
The Dometic 8 series of frig are the latest production models that supposed to be ultra efficient and weigh 10% less than the previous 7 series refers of the same size dimensions. He is aware that costumers are unhappy with the 8 series frigs but cannot suggest a strategy to improve the cooling. The company he works for directs the costumers to Dometic. So, we should appreciate Reace for trying to improve a design that is probably faulty.
In conclusion: Kenny says that the older RM755X models have better insulation, more heat exchange area, and a larger volume of refrigerant than the current RM855X model refers.
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:34 AM   #98
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Well that's mixed, if not depressing information. So I should assume my RM8551 4.3 is a series 8, lighter, more efficient, but a faulty, poorer cooling design for which Dometic has no answers? My Data label has no reference to "series 7 or 8".

Oh wait, I get it: Rm7... series 7, Rm8... series 8. Never mind.
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Old 08-02-2014, 12:05 PM   #99
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Model numbers mentioned above are wrong. ETI's current: RM8555. Older unit: RM7555.

Specs for RM7555:

Total volume (l) 117 Freezer volume (l) 12 Height (mm) 821 Width (mm) 525 Depth (mm) 596 Weight (kg) 30 Number of shelves 2 Total racks at inner door 3 Energy consumption gas (g/24h) 432 Max input 12V (W) 130 Max input 240V (W) 135 Max input gas (g/h) 432

Specs for RM8555:

Door type Single door Total volume (l) 115 Height (mm) 821 Width (mm) 525 Depth (mm) 624 Weight (kg) 29.5 Max input 12V (W) 130 Max input 230V (W) 135 Max input gas, oven (g/h) 18.3

If the older one really works better and is still available, it appears there would be no problem installing into same space as current model. The current one looks jazzier, but personally would prefer function over form.
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Old 08-02-2014, 12:15 PM   #100
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Many of us are still under the two year warranty. I can't help but fantasize about the idea that there must be some published spec somewhere that these fridges are not meeting, which should result in a solution directly from Dometic. From personal experience, I can say that a likely first response from your local RV service place will be that these fridges are not installed according to Dometic instructions regarding clearance on the back side. It's my understanding that Reace has already established with Dometic that this is not the cause of the problem (which he has also recently demonstrated). I'm not sure what to do next other than continue to drag a cooler along.
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