Originally Posted by rbryan4
Tom, I think your post as well as many others proves one thing: there's nothing wrong with the cooling units on these fridges. The problem lies with a lack of insulation within the fridge cabinet itself (necessitating the addition of exterior added insulation), and inadequate airflow over the back. Really good to know it can be made to work. It's just a shame that it takes such mods to accomplish that.
C'mon Dometic. Sell a properly insulated T-rated fridge in North America.
I am impressed with the mods members have made to improve the cooling capacity of the 4.3 refer. Hotfishtacos (Steve) made these mods before becoming frustrated enough to install the NovaCool compressor driven refer.
If the rough-in dimensions and the interior dimensions for the "T" rated RM8551 are the same the as the dimensions for the "SN" rated RM8551, how can insulation be the determining factor ? A better conclusion would be the difference in the physical cooling capacity.
Yes, I know, we now need to play with the hand we have been dealt.