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Old 08-28-2015, 10:18 PM   #141
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Did anyone at any time actually claim or promise that the RMD frig was better before the change out ?
No, they stated they didn't know if it would be better or not.
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Old 08-28-2015, 10:50 PM   #142
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I switched to battery power when traveling in August partly to test my new solar power configuration (now at 355W) and partly just to experiment. Note, however, that even with seven days straight on propane in Nevada the fridge still got too warm at times.

Both Berlin-Ichthyosaur SP and Great Basin NP are at high altitude. I wonder if the 7800-foot altitude at my campsite at Great Basin affected the fridge's performance? Great Basin NP has a higher campground at 9900 feet, which I decided not to try. When it filled up later in the week I asked the ranger if he wasn't concerned that the campers would use up all of the air.
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Old 08-29-2015, 12:03 AM   #143
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FYI - Reace (ETI) thinks the RMD is fine. He wrote:
"With regards to the RMD, you are the first to say you aren't happy with it. I am hearing nothing but positive and satisfied users with the new fridge."
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:29 AM   #144
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All of these numbers reflect one thing in my mind, the freezer performs as expected, it keeps things below freezing, the refrigerator is the weak spot. Whether it is from being opened too much or loaded incorrect or not properly closed are all reasons the numbers vacillate. I think everyone should create a baseline, plug in your unit on 120v, and take measurements. This then can tell you whether it is operating correctly. I'm hoping the fridge guard will help also.
As far as the high limit thermistor, I think there maybe a bypass as my fans came on, automatically when I switched to propane, but not while on 120v? I will test this result again or maybe someone else can duplicate it. I have my fans on a switch for manual override if needed.
But looking the the freezer's numbers seems like the cooling capacity is there, it is just not in the refer, so I let my interior thermistor hang loose and will try to find it's sweet spot.
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:43 AM   #145
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That's the same thing I noticed with the single door, freezer was fine, fridge was not.
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:46 AM   #146
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Hi: cpaharley2008... If you show me yours...I'll show you mine. Our RML8555 single door is working spot on!!! My Dr. says I'm supposed to stay out of it anyway. Heading up north for a few days R&R. Alf
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Old 08-29-2015, 11:20 AM   #147
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Our RML8555 single door is working spot on!!!
I'm with Alf. I'm going to do everything I can to keep the single door frig. I like it better than the double-door. I find not over packing (like Alf ) keeping that top shelf empty and two battery operated cube fans running inside really, really helps.

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Alf,
Did you move your thermistor down to where it is in the photo? It appears mounted on the drain shelf?
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Old 09-13-2015, 11:18 AM   #149
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Turned my unit on this morning at 9am, 2 hours later it is 40/11. Outside is cloudy and 68 degrees, setting is on #3. Amazing how well it works once the temperature gets below 90 degrees.
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Did you move your thermistor down to where it is in the photo? It appears mounted on the drain shelf?
Hi: cpaharley2008... I moved it down off the metal fins but it's just wedged into the space, not permanently at this point. Seems to work much better there. Check it out at Niagara Wine Escape on the weekend. I got the coffee ground to your specs. Alf
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