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Old 08-07-2015, 04:00 PM   #131
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I do have one but they came on immediately after switching because I went outside to unplug the electric and heard the fans on, maybe 30 seconds after switching to gas. Perhaps it is an automatic thing, fans on for propane, thermostat all else?
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Old 08-28-2015, 08:26 PM   #132
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When I started this thread I envisioned it to be a good collection point for some hard performance numbers on the two door. Now that several folks have it, do you have any numbers to share? Specifically helpful would be internal temps of both the fridge and the freezer, ambient temps at the time of measurement, source of fuel, settings, and the amount of cool down time. Thanks.
Here are my numbers for August. I stopped before the end of the month because I'm having other problems, e.g. stuck freezer door. I haven't checked the fans yet, either. Getting settled in at home.
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:01 PM   #133
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If you look at the Max/Min fridge temp, it's pretty lousy. Guess I still take the cooler along.
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:27 PM   #134
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Thanks Mike! Great report.
Whoops, I should have kept the RML (single door) .. with the freezer compartment 'out' it did better then that.

The RMD engine is obviously better then the RML so it's time to cut some holes with flappers to drop some of the cold air down from the freezer.
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Here are my numbers for August. I stopped before the end of the month because I'm having other problems, e.g. stuck freezer door. I haven't checked the fans yet, either. Getting settled in at home.
Quite a comprehensive report ! Well done.
Did anyone at any time actually claim or promise that the RMD frig was better before the change out ?
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From what I read from others with the two-door fridge, I think my results are an anomaly. Something isn't adjusted right. Hopefully I'll find out soon.
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Quite a comprehensive report ! Well done.
Did anyone at any time actually claim that the RMD frig was better ?
I hoped to hear a glowing report about the RMD and I never did on this Forum or in my ETI emails regarding the swap.

I do see some chilly air right above that frig ... time to tap it. I think a couple fans to move the cold down quickly would help performance

The RMD engine is much better then the RML, you can see it. A cold box with 3 speed fans should do the job to 100f ?
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The only time I run my fridge on electric is when I'm pre cooling it at home then I leave it on propane 100% of the time when on the road and camping and find it cools best that way. Changing it back and forth always made the temps rise on the day of the change.

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The only time I run my fridge on electric is when I'm pre cooling it at home then I leave it on propane 100% of the time when on the road and camping and find it cools best that way. Changing it back and forth always made the temps rise on the day of the change.

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We pretty much do the same Barry. I played around with the fuel source for awhile, until I realized it always performed better - sometimes dramatically better - on propane. So much for the AES.
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The only time I run my fridge on electric is when I'm pre cooling it at home then I leave it on propane 100% of the time when on the road and camping and find it cools best that way. Changing it back and forth always made the temps rise on the day of the change.

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What size frig do you have in your trailer ?
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