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Old 08-05-2015, 07:35 PM   #121
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I think that whole area is a one piece unit installed or made by Escape. If you look behind a Casita or Scamp or any other company, you will not see a finished space nor drain plug for water. I merely pored some water and checked to see it drains and inserted my plastic hose, There is still room to allow surface water to drain into the opening.
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:38 PM   #122
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I just checked my numbers, the unit has recovered to 10/38 from highs of 16 and 44 when I loaded some warm items at 1:30 pm. It is now 7:30 pm= 6 hour recovery, but it is still on #4, I did not turn it up to #5 earlier when loading. Tomorrow I'll do that to see if it shortens the recovery time.
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:55 PM   #123
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I think that whole area is a one piece unit installed or made by Escape. If you look behind a Casita or Scamp or any other company, you will not see a finished space nor drain plug for water. I merely pored some water and checked to see it drains and inserted my plastic hose, There is still room to allow surface water to drain into the opening.
I was curious as my new Dometic hose just sort of hangs there in mid-air. Didn't know if the old fridge hose was poked down that hole or not.......
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:13 PM   #124
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Your old fridge should have had a plastic drain cup that snaped on the return line next to the boiler. I have not seen the new 2 door but thought they had the same thing. Bottom right in the picture.

The hole is required for a propane leakage hole (heavier than air) I believe and should not be used for a drain.
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:19 PM   #125
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Charlie, that hose drains your condensate from your refrigerator into a plastic cup in the back from which it evaporates. I added a piece of hose and inserted it into the hole.
As far as propane escaping, you have the entire vent there vs the tiny hole which has a drain tube about 24 inches long under the unit, seems a lot for propane vs out the vent.
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I may be wrong and Reace is the one to ask but I think the hole is a RV manufacturer requirement.

But maybe it's just in case your cup overflows.
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Old 08-05-2015, 11:29 PM   #127
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"The cup overfloweth" is a good theory! Would take a LOT to overflow the catch-cup though. Discovered my hose was hanging out in midair because the install tech stuck the temporary cooling fan switch in the cup and didn't mount it.... but then again, they didn't charge me for it either............
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Old 08-06-2015, 09:42 PM   #128
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Today the outside temperature was in the mid 80's and I had to turn my control back to #3 because the refrigerator was down to 35 and the freezer was at 8 degrees F. No fans, on 120v. Tomorrow I will operate the unit off propane and record the results.
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Old 08-07-2015, 01:54 PM   #129
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Interesting, today I switched to propane and the fans come on??
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Old 08-07-2015, 02:44 PM   #130
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Did you get an IR thermometer? would be good seeing if the tube the probe is on gets hotter with gas vs electric.
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