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Old 08-10-2014, 10:44 PM   #271
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As an example of whats out there -- don't know if these models are available in Canada, but the Dometic Cool-matic series are designed to keep the freezer at a constant -18c and the fridge compartment between 5c and 7c, even when ambient temps are 43c. That'd work even in South Texas.

https://www.dometic.com/enau/Asia-Pa...ctdataid=88830
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As an example of whats out there -- don't know if these models are available in Canada, but the Dometic Cool-matic series are designed to keep the freezer at a constant -18c and the fridge compartment between 5c and 7c, even when ambient temps are 43c. That'd work even in South Texas.

https://www.dometic.com/enau/Asia-Pa...ctdataid=88830
For anyone interested in these models, be aware there is no propane option.
Here are the specs for the largest - CoolMatic CR-140 - (and I have not converted it to cubic-feet).

Gross capacity: approx. 136 litres including 11.5-litre freezer compartment.

Voltage:12 / 24 volts DC and 100 240 volts AC.

Average power consumption: approx. 65 watts.

Power consumption: 2.3 Ah / h at +25C ambient temperature 2.6 Ah / h at +32C ambient temperature both at +5C interior temperature and 18C in the freezer compartment.

System: Fully hermetic Danfoss BD50F compressor with integrated control electronics, low-voltage protection, electronic fuse / automatic reverse pole protection, dynamically ventilated wire tube condenser, mechanical, continuously variable thermostat.


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Old 08-10-2014, 11:23 PM   #273
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For anyone interested in these models, be aware there is no propane option.
Here are the specs for the largest - CoolMatic CR-140 - (and I have not converted it to cubic-feet).

Gross capacity: approx. 136 litres including 11.5-litre freezer compartment.

Voltage:12 / 24 volts DC and 100 240 volts AC.

Average power consumption: approx. 65 watts.

Power consumption: 2.3 Ah / h at +25C ambient temperature 2.6 Ah / h at +32C ambient temperature both at +5C interior temperature and 18C in the freezer compartment.

System: Fully hermetic Danfoss BD50F compressor with integrated control electronics, low-voltage protection, electronic fuse / automatic reverse pole protection, dynamically ventilated wire tube condenser, mechanical, continuously variable thermostat.


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Ah, no wonder they perform so well in high temps. Thanks for clarifying Alan.
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One issue for Escape, is finding a fridge that fits through the door opening. There are very few that do.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:25 AM   #275
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Jim B...you hit on something o so important. Casita Travel Trailer had to go to a larger rear window in order to get the Dometic refrigerator model chosen for production in and out of their unit.
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I also wonder about overall height . Looking at the 6.7 in our 19 there isn't much room above or below it. I suspect Eti has done a lot of home work on this .
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I have been trying to reach an old colleague who worked for Dometic in Luxembourg some years ago. Last week I was able to track him down. I told him about the issue with inadequate cooling on the RM 855x fridges, and we also discussed the climate class, tech specs, etc.

I know this is only hearsay, but he insists that the 8 series fridges are made with different cooling units depending on the climate class required and the market they are sold in.

So a "tropical" rated RM8551 and RM8555 series should be available. The fact that the Dometic reps don't know this is saddening.
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So it is the old "left hand does not know what the right hand is doing" scenario!!
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So a "tropical" rated RM8551 and RM8555 series should be available. The fact that the Dometic reps don't know this is saddening.
It is, and to see all the lengths people are going to in an effort to make the fridge work in warmer climates, when more suitable ones were available. I think this situation could end up getting nasty if enough people realize that they were sold a fridge that wasn't suitable for its' intended use. I'm in "wait and see" mode on this.
I hope the factory takes a close look at this situation.

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Ron, I assume you mean Dometic when you refer to "factory"?
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