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Old 08-05-2014, 02:16 PM   #211
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I am a second from Texas that is not happy with the fridge and I haven't really camped in temps above 85 degrees.
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:00 PM   #212
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The main driver of the EU regulations is energy efficiency though. Reduced energy consumption comes at the cost of cooling capacity. If dometic (or anyone else) makes a fridge that will not be EU compliant, its because it does not meet their energy consumption requirements.
I'm not so sure that all Dometic products are high-power / high-performance designs except where EU standards have forced them to be otherwise; however, I get the point.

On this power-equals-performance basis, rather than selecting non-EU models, perhaps one should just look for models with high power ratings for their size. The power consumption (for each energy source) is listed on the labels... even non-EU labels. Higher power will indicate a higher-capacity cooling unit.

I have collected (from photos of labels, and spec pages) size, power, and class rating data for two models used in Escapes:
  • RM2510 (5 cu ft)
  • RM8551/8555 (4.3 cu ft)
and I can throw in others that I own

I would be interested in the other models:
  • 3 cu ft
  • RM8555L (6.7 cu ft)
I can check Dometic documents, but the labels are a nice consistent source.
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:02 PM   #213
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Are you going to make some sort of comparison chart?
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:10 PM   #214
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Are you going to make some sort of comparison chart?
Yes, it's under construction; I just need enough data sets to make it useful.
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:37 PM   #215
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Here's the RML8555
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:57 PM   #216
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Yes, it's under construction; I just need enough data sets to make it useful.
Comparing series 7 to series 8 ?
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:29 PM   #217
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Here's a 8 series from Australia with a S\T climate class. Hard to find apples and apples comparison.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:57 PM   #218
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1126 Btu/hr translates to about .33 KW, meaning the 8555 is using more energy than the Australian model at .252 KW, unless I'm misreading something. It also looks like the 8555 is larger, so I'm not sure this is a good comparison yet. I guess we could look at power per unit volume or something, but that's going to be approximate at best.
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Old 08-05-2014, 06:07 PM   #219
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At least they're using the same refrigerant - R717 formulation is NH3
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:23 PM   #220
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Reace, thank you! You have gone WAY above and beyond any expectation most of us could have! Thanks for all of your efforts! Hope you are getting a little R & R!
Ditto!
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