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Old 03-28-2015, 09:58 AM   #1
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Dometic RM8551 insuffucent cooling

Does ANYONE have a Dometic RM8551 4.3 CuFt refrigerator installed during or after 2013 that cools sufficiently to keep food save when the ambient temperatures are above 80 degrees F. ??
Will there or can there be a resolution in 2015 ?
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:11 AM   #2
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See this thread - Dometic comes through!
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:14 AM   #3
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See this thread - Dometic comes through!
See post 6. This patch is for the RM855 6.7 refers not the RM8551 4.3 !!
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:15 AM   #4
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I sure don't. Have removed the freezer, installed the baffle option, insulated the area and still put 6-8 frozen water bottles in and run it on max. With all that it gets in the mid to high 40's as the frozen bottles melt. Have also purchased a highly insulted ice chest for drinks etc to avoid opening the frig more than necessary.
To avoid confusion I have a 2013, 19 with the 4.3 frig.
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:41 AM   #5
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For those with the smaller unit, see Reace's response on other thread mentioned in post#2
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:45 PM   #6
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"Since taking ownership Sep. 2013 we have not camped in the hot weather so I cannot jump into this discussion prepared with dismal stats of our own 4.3's performance. That doesn't mean it won't yet happen...

..."The issue is sounding to me to boil down to a blunder in design and engineering. If the only remedy offered is switching doors, or moving a thermocouple over a few inches...well, now... ??"


I realize now I posted the above in the wrong thread. I have the smaller RM8551 4.3 Dometic. Though both threads take issue with nearly the same product, here is where for '8551 owners discussion is most relevant.

Yeah, for many the blood is clearly up. I can vent with anybody but with all due respect I hope any further discussion here will focus freely on what everyone concerned wants, 4.3 solutions. PS: I didn't know Dometic has discontinued the model. Is that right?
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:45 AM   #7
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One problem for all of these refrigerators is the side venting which is much less effecient than a top vented unit. I don't know if Reece could use top venting with the escape?
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.....except for the 4.3 refrig which we are in the process of replacing with a new one from Dometic that we believe will cool better in very hot weather. (hogawill@isu.edu)
Above quote is from your post on selling Molly.

My ears just perked up.

This is news. Which new Dometic refrig. are they sending to you? How is it they have agreed to this exchange, and/or, what is this going to be costing you? Those of us with the 4.3 issues, including me, have your attention.

Note: My 19 has side and top venting.
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above quote is from your post on selling molly.

My ears just perked up.

This is news. Which new dometic refrig. Are they sending to you? How is it they have agreed to this exchange, and/or, what is this going to be costing you? Those of us with the 4.3 issues, including me, have your attention.

Note: My 19 has side and top venting.
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Old 03-29-2015, 11:49 AM   #10
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Darn I wrote a long reply and it failed to appear. Our refrig is being replaced because we we're rearended and the refrig hinge was damaged by the force of the blow however the trailer is so well made we only had damage to the hitch and the back of our truck. The body shop could not believe how well made our trailer was.( good work Reece) I'm hopeful that the new refrig will be an improvement
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