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Old 07-18-2015, 09:42 AM   #71
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The first 2 pictures you can see the thermostat "shunt" clipped to the lower tube and it can be moved, limited by wire length. I also removed the plastic container for condensation and routed the hose thru the hole in the bottom which drains out under the trailer. The next 2 pictures are of the switch with just the wires inserted into the shunt. When on one can hear the fans. I'm trying to activate the shunt via leaving the fans off and hoping the higher temperature will turn it on.
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:43 AM   #72
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Last 2 pictures, showing the plastic drain tube and the inside monitor with the highs and lows. You can also see the little "nub" on the lower return tubing where I assumed the best place for the thermostat to operate from but it is not as warm as the present location is along that tube. I'm going to use my infrared thermometer and measure the temperatures as soon as it stops raining.
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Old 07-19-2015, 11:58 AM   #73
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I guess Dometic is taking a different approach installing the thermo switch on the return line to the boiler instead of the discharge line leaving the boiler. Hopefully they remembered to use a switch that activates at a lower temp.

At least you can get to it to install a switch without pulling the fridge.
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Old 07-19-2015, 01:53 PM   #74
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I had to order a new infrared thermometer, will be here tomorrow, to check the temperatures of the tube.
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Old 07-19-2015, 02:48 PM   #75
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Just went out and checked, current temperature 100 in shade, 91 at weather station in Harrisburg, 25 miles north, 101 outside under the propane cover, 93 inside camper, 40 and 10 in the refer, still empty and running on 120v.
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Old 07-19-2015, 02:53 PM   #76
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Just went out and checked, current temperature 100 in shade, 91 at weather station in Harrisburg, 25 miles north, 101 outside under the propane cover, 93 inside camper, 40 and 10 in the refer, still empty and running on 120v.
Thank you for your reports and pictures! Now I'm comfortable swapping ours out next week at ETI.
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Old 07-24-2015, 09:06 PM   #77
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7 hour road trip, RMD8555 on 4.

Left MA 11am Thursday, arrived Lancaster PA 6pm, outside and inside temp in mid 80's, sunny. When we left the fridge was 10 and 40, switched to battery/solar, on arrival temps were 21 and 49, had not been opened.
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On-line it says 170 watts on 12vdc and 190 watts on AC. So DC should be s little less effective. But rising to 49 is too much loss for me.
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Too late to edit my last (sorry for the error), specs say 250 watts AC and 170 DC, now that's significant and may explain it?


http://www.dometic.com/QBank/EPiServ...heet_28917.pdf
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Old 07-25-2015, 06:07 AM   #80
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Try the propane and also are your fans on via manually?
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