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Old 06-13-2016, 02:25 PM   #271
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Jim when I was in the back saw that little cup with water in it but didn't understand you want the water in there . I knew it was coming from frig that was draining there . Just didn't realize it's importance in helping with fridge temps . Makes sense though . Pat
You all are way ahead of me. I've taken my fridge out twice and have never seen a cup of any kind. Where exactly is it located?
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Old 06-13-2016, 02:54 PM   #272
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I posted a picture of it earlier in this thread or the RMD thread. It sits right on top of the black propane tubing with a clear hose attached to it.
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Old 06-13-2016, 03:03 PM   #273
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You all are way ahead of me. I've taken my fridge out twice and have never seen a cup of any kind. Where exactly is it located?
Jim beat me to it . That's it . The plastic cup is white or opaque. Pat
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Old 06-13-2016, 04:01 PM   #274
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seems like an easy enough thing to try.
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Old 06-13-2016, 04:03 PM   #275
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I posted a picture of it earlier in this thread or the RMD thread. It sits right on top of the black propane tubing with a clear hose attached to it.
Thanks! I'll find it. Much appreciated.
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Old 06-13-2016, 04:27 PM   #276
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I posted a picture of it earlier in this thread or the RMD thread. It sits right on top of the black propane tubing with a clear hose attached to it.
You sure did! It's post #38 in this thread. The photo of the cup that "I have never seen ... " is of MY fridge. Oooooops, that's embarrassing.
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now that is funny.......ooopps!!!
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:32 PM   #278
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RE: There is a condensate cup on the back where water and ice that melts upon unplugging drain into. It connects to the interior drain via a clear tube.....it seems that warm air can enter the refer compartment while traveling if the tube is exposed to air vs water. thus the need to make sure the cup always has some liquid.

Include me with the newly educated. Just returned from weekend trip, checked and I got that cup. It was dry. My RM8551 performed fine on propane this weekend with one surprise. At 8 am start of the 281 mile trip home fridge at 4 dots was at 37F, and at 4 PM it was an astounding 48F. Looking like adding water to the cup needs to be on my trip check list.
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RE: There is a condensate cup on the back where water and ice that melts upon unplugging drain into. It connects to the interior drain via a clear tube.....it seems that warm air can enter the refer compartment while traveling if the tube is exposed to air vs water. thus the need to make sure the cup always has some liquid.

Include me with the newly educated. Just returned from weekend trip, checked and I got that cup. It was dry. My RM8551 performed fine on propane this weekend with one surprise. At 8 am start of the 281 mile trip home fridge at 4 dots was at 37F, and at 4 PM it was an astounding 48F. Looking like adding water to the cup needs to be on my trip check list.
Hi: MyronL... Some might say "Your cup runneth dry"!!! Alf
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Include me with the newly educated. Just returned from weekend trip, checked and I got that cup. It was dry. My RM8551 performed fine on propane this weekend with one surprise. At 8 am start of the 281 mile trip home fridge at 4 dots was at 37F, and at 4 PM it was an astounding 48F. Looking like adding water to the cup needs to be on my trip check list.
This is pretty much the norm for our RMD on long drives. The good thing is that with the RMD the temp drops back to 37 or whatever by the next morning, which was not the case with the RML.
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