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Old 07-26-2014, 10:23 PM   #51
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Reace stated that the Casita owners were satisfied with their refers. Post 1. Does size matter ?
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:35 PM   #52
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Reace stated that the Casita owners were satisfied with their refers. Post 1. Does size matter ?
The group that came to the Oregon Gathering from Texas and Arizona (I believe) all had modified their refrigerators with extra computer fans. Gene Layton (webmaster of CasitaForum) was the first to do it years ago. They all follow along and it's one of the items Larry Gamble does at Little House Customs. So being "satisfied" may be a stretch...
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:38 PM   #53
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Kinda glad I have the older 5.0 cf fridge. Other than having to fix the latch on it, it has performed great for us, even in hot climates, with no trickery to keep it cold. The only thing we have added is one of those small cube fans to keep temps even inside.
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:40 AM   #54
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The group that came to the Oregon Gathering from Texas and Arizona (I believe) all had modified their refrigerators with extra computer fans. Gene Layton (webmaster of CasitaForum) was the first to do it years ago. They all follow along and it's one of the items Larry Gamble does at Little House Customs. So being "satisfied" may be a stretch...
Just started on CasitaForum: keeping the fridge cool the never ending quest, you have to be a member to read it. Basically, two computer fans wired for temporary use when the outside vent is propped open and covered with Reflectix. Thread was started by someone living in South Carolina.

This is a universal problem....
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:14 AM   #55
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"So being "satisfied" may be a stretch"
OK, Reace said "quite happy"
Still have to wonder why some and not others.
We are happy that now only one cooler with ice is needed.
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"So being "satisfied" may be a stretch"
OK, Reace said "quite happy"
Still have to wonder why some and not others.
We are happy that now only one cooler with ice is needed.
We had a 2005 Casita with a fridge of comparable size to that in our 2012 19'. We usually set it on 3 and walked away. We had no trouble with it maintaining temperature (except in extreme heat) and certainly not the difficulty we've had with our current fridge. I can't speak for others, but I can say we never had the type of issues we're having now. I assumed the quality of the new Dometic fridges was the issue and am really glad Reace is looking into it.
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:54 AM   #57
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The group that came to the Oregon Gathering from Texas and Arizona (I believe) all had modified their refrigerators with extra computer fans. Gene Layton (webmaster of CasitaForum) was the first to do it years ago. They all follow along and it's one of the items Larry Gamble does at Little House Customs. So being "satisfied" may be a stretch...
I started using a battery powered fan inside and immediately noticed a difference. Initial cool down went from 6-8 hours down to 1 or 2. Problem is tho that once inside gets cold, the batteries stop working until they heat up a little again. Hard wiring seems to be the answer!

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Old 07-27-2014, 12:09 PM   #58
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We have the 19' with the 6.7 cft fridge and the "Texas fan". During our June two-week trip to Yellowstone, I monitored the temperature closely because of all the issues surrounding the Dometic. Temps ranged from 32F at night to around 75F in the day and the refrigerator maintained a temperature of 35-38F deg ... in partial sun. Frozen food certainly stayed frozen. An earlier week-long trip close to home where the daytime temps hovered at about 75-80 deg F produced the same results ... and we were in direct sun. The fact that some are maintaining their temps while others are not gives credence to the suspicion that it might be a defective part.
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Old 07-27-2014, 02:19 PM   #59
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Kinda glad I have the older 5.0 cf fridge. Other than having to fix the latch on it, it has performed great for us, even in hot climates, with no trickery to keep it cold. The only thing we have added is one of those small cube fans to keep temps even inside.
Agreed Jim.. The 5 cf fridge has been good to me also. My only problem with it is I can't use it on shore power in the colder shoulder season months.. I have to run it on LP or EVERYTHING in the fridge freezes

I must admit I was smitten when I first saw the current 19 on a visit to ETI. The roof vent, no upper wall vent, the cool blue led interior lighting.. I've managed to get over that with the help of this forum
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:04 AM   #60
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Hi: All... I don't know if I'm changing camps on the fridge issue, but we had cooling trouble on the trip home from Ottawa. Seems the kill switch got turned off somehow and we traveled an hour or so before stopping at Balderston Cheese Store. Went to put away the cheese and no power to the fridge. No lights and 50*F inside. Turned the power back on and ran propane all the way home, but the fridge never recovered!!!
Once home changed to 120V and next am. the temp at the front edge of the top shelf was 34*F. Started a Fridge Log and time will tell. Alf
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