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Old 07-26-2014, 04:38 PM   #41
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Hi: FMLNM... It's too hard to retro fit a small plastic grill over a large hole. Alf
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Thanks - I didn't know what size the new plastic grill was....
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:51 PM   #42
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I'll check that out Robert, thanks. I was thinking of painting with Fusion. But the 303 may work just as well and be easier to use/apply?
Paint is mainly cosmetic, and works fine when a part needs restoring. The 303 prevents the damage that required the painting in the first place.

Or, as I've heard you say, "an ounce of prevention...."
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:57 PM   #43
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Actually Robert, Fusion paint is used as a preventative measure too. Slow down the UV damage is what it's designed for. I know D&K painted the propane tank cover on their 21', not only to protect it but to change from bright white to something that matches the gelcoat.

But, I'd rather not paint if something else will work too.
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Actually Robert, Fusion paint is used as a preventative measure too. Slow down the UV damage is what it's designed for. I know D&K painted the propane tank cover on their 21', not only to protect it but to change from bright white to something that matches the gelcoat.

But, I'd rather not paint if something else will work too.
Fully aware of its protective properties Donna. I was a chem formulator/colorist for a paint company in the SLC area in a former life. All paint has protective properties that vary with the opacity, film thickness, gloss and chemical composition. But, in this case, while it will slow or prevent further breakdown, it will not restore oxidized plastic. 303, as I mentioned earlier, prevents the oxidation and UV breakdown.
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Old 07-26-2014, 08:45 PM   #45
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Reace, we also appreciate your efforts to become a refrigeration tech and the time you are spending on holiday trying to resolve this issue.
Our experience so far is marginal, camping in northern Michigan. Temp outside is 65 Fahrenheit. Had infrared gun in truck for checking wheel bearings whirl traveling.
Inside frig temp is 45 F and inside freezer is 16 F. Running on LP.
A week ago we precooled refrig for two days, filled freezer with already frozen food and put a frozen gallon jug of water in the refrig part.
Am also cautious to keep food away from fins for air circulation.
An inside frig fan seems to be a positive thing.

Any reports from owners on how they like the Smart RV Frig Fix Fan?
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:07 PM   #46
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It was easy to install and based on preliminary tests, on 120v and an empty unit, it helps to reduce the interior temperature. I have not had a chance to fill with food and try it on the road under propane.
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:00 PM   #47
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IOHO... Consider this... Our species has learnt that since discovering fire, it is easier to warm ourselves than to cool oneself. That's why civilization has evolved from more moderate climes.

So my Canuck & American colleagues that live in the hotter (& muggier) climes, I don't believe that there is a technical fix for the problem that some have been experiencing.

Here is what we suggest:

1) Make sure the trailer is level side to side & front to back

2) Carry no less than two (2) large frozen jell packs in the top portion of the freezer

3) Any free space in the fridge portion should be filled with cans (soda, beer, etc.) assuring that used ones are replaced ASAP with others

4) Run the A/C to cool the inside of the trailer... Remember that... In Bangkok, at twelve o'clock... only mad dogs & Englishmen go out into the Midday Sun... thus park in the shade when ever possible...

5) If all of the above doesn't work (sorry Dave in Texas), find cooler places to RV...

6) Finally, if all else fails... PRAY...

But then again, what do we know... we're just newbies...

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I wonder if the Dometic refers in the Casitas that Reace inspected at Brandon are the same models used by ETI.
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:19 PM   #49
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I wonder if the Dometic refers in the Casitas that Reace inspected at Brandon are the same models used by ETI.
May be for the smaller size, but certainly not for the big one. Casita doesn't put that big of a frig in any of their models. And, all you have to do is read the CasitaForum to know those owners have issues too. There's tons of "computer fan" solutions to read there.
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May be for the smaller size, but certainly not for the big one. Casita doesn't put that big of a frig in any of their models. And, all you have to do is read the CasitaForum to know those owners have issues too. There's tons of "computer fan" solutions to read there.
No, not the same. They use the RM 2300 and 2400 series. They offer 1.9 and 4.0 CF models I believe.
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