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Old 08-06-2014, 10:51 AM   #231
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I have and dometic simply referred me to an authorized service center in my area. Didn't even ask what model or problem was. So dometic is getting their problem reports from their service center dealers.

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Old 08-06-2014, 11:53 AM   #232
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I highly dought that the other rv manufacturers have gone to the length of following domestics specs that Reece has . This will take sometime to resolve .
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:40 PM   #233
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In the book, "Living Aboard Your RV," by Janet and Gordon Groene, they say that RV refrigerators are the absorption type, not the compressor type used in your house and the RV ones are comparatively inefficient, can only be at 40-45 degrees below ambient temperatures. That was my understanding already. They give a bunch of information on possible fixes but obviously don't expect much. I don't either.

We use a cooler in the car and ice packs while traveling until we can stay put.
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:00 PM   #234
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Do those of you who are having fridge problems in the hot weather (or at least very warm weather) us AC in the trailer, and does it make a difference? The reason I ask is that I think on one of Reace's post on this topic (#81) suggested that inside cabinet temp had an effect on the fridge performance. I realize that you can't have AC on unless you are by the current bush or have a generator, but wonder if any of you in warmer weather have seen an effect.

My hope is that Reace gets something figured out before construction of the Skylark begins in a couple of weeks. But I am not optimistic.
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:18 PM   #235
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I would consider our fridge to be ok . We can maintain respectable inside fridge temps on setting 5 ( the highest ) at around 30 Celsius with a battery operated fan inside . And yes we experienced the difference with being plugged in and having the ac going inside . Made probably as much as 2-3 degrees C difference
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:53 PM   #236
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In the book, "Living Aboard Your RV," by Janet and Gordon Groene, they say that RV refrigerators are the absorption type, not the compressor type used in your house and the RV ones are comparatively inefficient, can only be at 40-45 degrees below ambient temperatures.
Yes, we're talking about absorption refrigerators, and specifically the type used in RVs (there are other variations of absorption refrigerator).

Efficiency is not the same as effectiveness. These appliances are less efficient than compressor-type refrigerators, so they use more power. They can still be very effective, producing sufficient temperature difference.

If the maximum of 45 degrees (Fahrenheit) were true, ice cubes would melt in our RV freezers at cool ambient temperatures. The evaporator plate certainly runs more than 45 deg F below ambient temperatures.
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:36 PM   #237
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6.7 refrig

I'm having my house air recharged right now and will have a new A coil installed later when the OAT is cooler as we won't have air for at least a day. I wish my refrigerator could just be charged and go, but I believe Reace is doing everything possible and I have also tried some of the same attempts to solve the problem and I'm happy when I've seen a slight improvement. I looked at a Dometic that was in a 32' trailer that we also rented last weekend for the kids. The walls on that fridge looked to be at least three inches thick and it worked fine in the 65 to 80 temps.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:17 PM   #238
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[QUOTE=Zardoz;61825

our unit's are still under ETI's generous two-year warranty.
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As was previously stated, the warranty is Demetic's not ETI's and there's nothing generous about it. It's really a one year warranty unless you take it to a dealer after one year and have it serviced. Paying for a second year of warranty is like buying a service plan, it's not a "two year warranty".

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Old 08-06-2014, 09:07 PM   #239
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"A full two-year warranty is included on the completed Escape trailer." (quote from ETI website [The Escape])

Maybe I misunderstood.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:15 PM   #240
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The warranty is 2 years on the trailer, not necessarily the appliances installed within the trailer. Similar to a condominium, you just own the inside, the association owns the outside, each is separate, here the warranty on the trailer is separate than on each appliance.
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