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Old 06-26-2015, 03:59 PM   #101
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2 door fridge on 12v

We used 12 volts for 2 or 3 hours with the 110 and sun. We only have the larger 12 battery and no solar. Reace said I'd get the new switch to run the fans earlier and I think that will be enough unless we start getting 120 degrees as normal.
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Old 06-26-2015, 04:15 PM   #102
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... the temp went right to 110, HOT. Three hours later still hot and inside trailer was 98. The fridge was not loaded very well and the temp on gas was headed up, switched to 12 volts and the fridge held to 40 and 20 and ice cube trays and frozen items still frozen and the beer and milk felt cold in the door and tasted fine. This was extreme effort for the fridge and if the new fan temp switch helps I think we'll be good.
This is pretty darn good performance considering that the fridge is rated up to only 85F (Climate Class SN). It's good to see that others are having similar good performance in warmer weather like we did.
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Old 07-01-2015, 07:09 AM   #103
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I'd like to pull my RMD855 to verify the baffling after the recent install, the tech said he had to cut away some of the upper portion to allow for the difference in the 2 fridges. Would appreciate steps taken to do so by someone who has removed the RML8555. If you've already posted it just point me to the correct thread. Thanks
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Old 07-01-2015, 09:57 AM   #104
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Are you having issues with performance? Ours goes in today and have asked Reace to send any details to the tech that may help them get it once & done.
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Old 07-09-2015, 01:06 PM   #105
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Would anyone be able to tell me which year this RML8555 replacement goes back to? I called Escape this morning but the gal couldn't tell me and I have to wait until Tammy gets back next week. I didn't receive the specific email from Escape stating that our fridge was eligible, but we've had cooling issues recently and I am curious.
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Old 07-09-2015, 01:42 PM   #106
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RML8555 Replacement by Dometic

They started putting them in new Escapes around fall of 2014. As far as replacement goes, I was told that anyone with the 8 series single door was eligible for replacement in the agreement Reace worked out with Dometic -- no timeline specified.
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Old 07-09-2015, 01:54 PM   #107
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We picked up our Escape in June 2013, and the new fridge is now on the way from Dometic to our local shop. The important thing is that you get your info into Escape so they can coordinate with Dometic.
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Rbryan4...I'm guessing you didn't mean to say fall of 2015, since it hasn't arrived yet?

I've tried to wade through the threads relating to this, but is there a common pattern to the problems folks have had with cooling in those fridges? I'm trying to determine whether our situation was a fluke or a sign of more issues to come...

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Rbryan4...I'm guessing you didn't mean to say fall of 2015, since it hasn't arrived yet?

Thanks. Yeah, a typo. Fall of 2014.
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I've tried to wade through the threads relating to this, but is there a common pattern to the problems folks have had with cooling in those fridges?
Hi Lisa
I'm sure you'll get more then one answer to the question but here's what we experienced.

Last Sept driving from MA to WY, had 3 days of mid to upper 80's, 7-8 hours on the road each day. Each day the temp in the fridge, set to high (5) unit on LPG, continually rose while traveling. Pull in at night temp would not cool back down completely. By the end of the 3 days the temp got up to the low 50's during the day and would drop to roughly 45 at night, the freezer never got above the 20's. Ended up tossing perishables in the fridge while what was in the freezer was obviously okay. Bought a mi size cooler and used it for the perishables for the next 5 weeks. Had cooler temps after those 3 so the fridge did regain the 30's at night and stay in the low to mid 40's for the remainder.

Didn't use it this year when it was hot before having it replaced.

Can't comment on the RMD as yet, won't use it till later in the month. They did do away with the lousy produce drawer which is a big plus.
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