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Old 08-15-2014, 06:21 PM   #291
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Maybe all refrigerators sold by Dometic should be 'tropical climate class'.
Or at least, reduce the number of different climate class models. The whole climate class issue stems from EU energy efficiency requirements, so maybe offer the tropical or sub tropical rated fridges everywhere else.
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:22 PM   #292
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It seems to me that if one buys a trailer in North America, the odds are high that sooner or later it will go to someplace like Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, etc. And even places like Montana and N.D get temps in the low hundreds on occasion. So Dometic would be wise to install "T" class refrigerators no matter where the manufacturer is located.
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:46 PM   #293
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I imagine some of this stems from a big corporation trying to maximize profits . Build the unit as cheap as Posible for the market you are in. I would imagine most of us would happily poney up a bit of extra cash for a awesome fridge
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:55 PM   #294
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I imagine some of this stems from a big corporation trying to maximize profits . Build the unit as cheap as Posible for the market you are in. I would imagine most of us would happily poney up a bit of extra cash for a awesome fridge
Sure. On the outside, it looks simple, but who knows what criteria they are using to determine what gets offered in what market? I'm sure if they can make more money selling the lower performing fridges, they probably will. But, there's some evidence out there, at least from what I've read in the Aussie and other forums, that T rated fridges actually cost more. So the idea that they make more money selling the SN models or N models doesn't make sense, if they charge more for the T rated fridges anyway.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:00 PM   #295
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It seems to me that if one buys a trailer in North America, the odds are high that sooner or later it will go to someplace like Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, etc. And even places like Montana and N.D get temps in the low hundreds on occasion. So Dometic would be wise to install "T" class refrigerators no matter where the manufacturer is located.
I think that's what I said.
The thing is, Dometic doesn't install them. Dometic sells them. Trailer manufacturers install them. Maybe trailer manufacturers should just order "T" class units.
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I think that's what I said.
The thing is, Dometic doesn't install them. Dometic sells them. Trailer manufacturers install them. Maybe trailer manufacturers should just order "T" class units.
If the distributor doesn't make the trailer manufacturer aware of options they're not doing their job.

As a comparison, I used to use Japanese diesels in a product I manufactured. When, via the distributor, they learned that my product was now being exported from Canada to warmer climates they sent engineers to my factory and ran all sorts of tests to determine that the cooling system etc. was suitable for warmer climates. This allowed them to still cover the diesel under warranty.

It is especially disappointing that a major manufacturer like Dometic didn't monitor the climatic conditions their units were being used in.

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Old 08-15-2014, 07:44 PM   #297
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I would love to know the technical difference between the same model of climate classes. Is the system charged differently? Are there physical differences?...and most importantly for some of us...can an N or SN class unit be upgraded to T?
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Actually Ron in BC we don't know if Dometic makes manufacturers aware of options or not.
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we don't know if Dometic makes manufacturers aware of options or not.
Gave ETI the benefit of doubt in this case based on their efforts to make an under performing fridge work better.

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It would be helpful if Rease could get a Dometic representative (not sales rep) to read through this entire thread and respond. I'd like to think that there is some logical rationale to their marketing program.
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