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Old 09-22-2014, 11:59 PM   #411
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Concerns have been mainly with the 6.7.
The 4.3 replaces the 5.0 ( which I have, and have had no issues ).
The 3.0 would be large enough for my beer and that's all. If you are boondocking, it means many more runs to the store for supplies.
Another question is where are you going to be camping? The issue with the 6.7 is mainly among those in extreme southern states.
I do not agree. There are surely just as many 4.3 units as 6.7 units with the same heat issues. Those units are exactly the same design except for size. My 4.3 has been an issue for me for 2 years now. I am hoping Reace comes up with the solution this year.
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Old 09-23-2014, 12:03 AM   #412
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Same here 43-47 is not acceptable .
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Old 09-23-2014, 12:45 AM   #413
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So have there been any problems with cooling for the 3.0 cf units, which sound like they may be a different system design (Americana?)?
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Old 09-23-2014, 12:50 AM   #414
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30 degrees in our backyard yesterday.

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Old 09-23-2014, 02:21 AM   #415
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We have a 2008 fridge... No issues( knock on wood)
Would sometimes like a larger one though
We use a small fan 2-d batteries and now the salad doesn't freeze.
I run it from the second lowest setting.
Have had it be HOT in Yellowstone a couple years ago and the Okanogan and no troubles at all.
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:19 AM   #416
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I haven't seen complaints about cooling the 3 cf, at least on this forum. The n or st climate class for the smaller fridge means it works better in hot weather. Some of us on the forum have done a lot of research and some have tinkered with the enclosure, doors, venting, fans, you name it. Not to mention ETI has also been diligently working a solution with Dometic directly.

You can't make a subnormal fridge into a normal or subtropical, but perhaps they can get close with additional fans, box insulation or other 'fixes'.

One of my goals for my upcoming visit to ETI is to pin down the fridge model that will be used on mine, and verify it is NOT an SN rated fridge. I won't have one installed.
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:57 PM   #417
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Is there still problems with the fridge for 19 or 5,0ta we are looking at both of these not sure if Dometic and ETI ever fixed the problem
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Is there still problems with the fridge for 19 or 5,0ta we are looking at both of these not sure if Dometic and ETI ever fixed the problem
Hi Jenny . I would ask Escape to insulate the frig cavity all sides and top . I also would make sure you have at least 1 or more fans in back with your switch if you need to turn on for the 4.3 . For 6.7 the same with for sure 2 fans that if need be you can control also to exhaust heat back there . Ask to make sure there is a baffle back there also . This is something many of us have found needs to be done . Hope this helps . There are many on this forum who can answer any of your questions about these frig 's . Pat
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Hi Jenny . I would ask Escape to insulate the frig cavity all sides and top . I also would make sure you have at least 1 or more fans in back with your switch if you need to turn on for the 4.3 . For 6.7 the same with for sure 2 fans that if need be you can control also to exhaust heat back there . Ask to make sure there is a baffle back there also . This is something many of us have found needs to be done . Hope this helps . There are many on this forum who can answer any of your questions about these frig 's . Pat
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Old 07-18-2015, 02:02 AM   #420
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We have a 5.0TA with the 6.7 fridge and have been quite impressed with its performance so far. It works better than any RV fridge we have had in the past; cools quickly and maintains a steady temp when camping. No complaints.
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