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Old 07-25-2014, 09:43 PM   #21
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As always, I try to put myself in the customers' shoes. I too would not be happy with a new trailer that has a glorified ice box!
The booster looks like it mounts in-line to the existing thermistor. It has a couple of quick connect plugs on each end which this fridge does not have. It also did not come with instructions, so I took the easy route...for now.

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Old 07-25-2014, 09:50 PM   #22
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The new plastic vents have more depth to the fins which allow more air flow, thus requiring less of them to provide the same air flow.

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Coooool, nice to know and at least not as ugly as the big ole vent on the side of my Scamp! Okay, I'm visual
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Old 07-25-2014, 10:18 PM   #23
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On a side note, I let Mike from Smart RV Products know where things were and he mentioned that he has seen fridges installed with 6" gaps behind them freeze food in the fridge in the Arizona summer. He agreed that the baffle is not the solution and that approx. 35% of all thermistors are bad (or not set correctly) right out of the box. Hmmm...I just need to figure out how to test them before I install them now!

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My positive experience with our 6.7 cu ft also leads me to believe that the issue is not related to the baffle. I think that you may be on the right track looking elsewhere for the issue. Keep up the good work.
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Old 07-25-2014, 10:23 PM   #24
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I agree with Ice breaker that the varied outputs of these fridges makes me think its a fridge problem not a install problem . Also I don't buy into the fact that absorption fridges are not up to the task and they have been working well for years .
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Old 07-25-2014, 10:56 PM   #25
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How many wires are on these thermistors? I must admit I have not seen the one that dometic uses. A thermistor is a reasonably simple device, basically a resistor that changes resistance with temperature change . some are positive coefficient some are negative. They can be tricky to test though as they can test ok in one temp range and go out of wack as the temps change and it can be tough to replicate all the temps required to verify its working properly.
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:25 AM   #26
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Although my fridge has worked perfectly so far, I live in a mild climate. I must applaud Reaces' integrity it is wonderful to see.
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:19 AM   #27
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As always, I try to put myself in the customers' shoes. I too would not be happy with a new trailer that has a glorified ice box!
The booster looks like it mounts in-line to the existing thermistor. It has a couple of quick connect plugs on each end which this fridge does not have. It also did not come with instructions, so I took the easy route...for now.

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Old 07-26-2014, 12:01 PM   #28
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Well, on the plus side, the fridge temp is set on one bar...yes, one bar and it is 1 C in the fridge. Inside trailer temp this am was 16 C. Sounds good, but now I am unsure if the thermistor is stuck in the on position. I will continue to play with it...

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As always, I try to put myself in the customers' shoes....

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That one sentence explains why Escape Trailers are the brand I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone. If only every company could live by that motto.
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