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Old 08-16-2014, 04:49 PM   #1
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Atwood Will Debut Unique RV Fridge in August | RV Business
Results of RV industry test are still pending.
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Old 08-16-2014, 06:05 PM   #2
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Atwood Will Debut Unique RV Fridge in August | RV Business
Results of RV industry test are still pending.
These came out in 2011. Here's the link to dealers in Washington state. I could not find a distributor list in BC.

Service Center / Dealer Locator for Atwood Mobile Products
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Looks like it and an older Dometic model cool MUCH better than the Dometic 8 series - upper 20s to mid 30s at ambient 110F.
http://rvrefrigeration.com/wp-conten...eport-rev4.pdf
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Looks like it and an older Dometic model cool MUCH better than the Dometic 8 series - upper 20s to mid 30s at ambient 110F.
http://rvrefrigeration.com/wp-conten...eport-rev4.pdf
Thanks for the link. Didn't really see that much of a difference in the test data. The tester's conclusion says it all:

"The bottom line is that the helium absorption refrigerator provides adequate refrigeration and performs well relative to the hydrogen absorption refrigerator."

Not 'revolutionary' IMHO.
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The point is T rated (properly designed) absorption fridges do fine in hot weather.
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Old 08-17-2014, 10:12 AM   #7
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The point is T rated (properly designed) absorption fridges do fine in hot weather.
I was aware that the initial post was dated. I was hoping that someone else would also pursue additional information/testing and draw a logical conclusion.
Now "if only" we could convince Ford's RV Training and Service to test the more efficient Dometic RM8 series for comparison !

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Now "if only" we could convince Ford's RV Training and Service to test the more efficient Dometic RM8 series for comparison!
If it were the "T" climate class rated one, I'll bet it would do fine.
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Well that Atwood news release is three years old. Are there no updated results or evaluations? Silence is deafening.
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Well that Atwood news release is three years old. Are there no updated results or evaluations? Silence is deafening.
They're good fridges by all accounts, but not really applicable to the Escape. They only come in 7 CF and 8 CF sizes.
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