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Old 05-24-2015, 12:08 AM   #21
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Has anyone had their single door model replaced with the dual door model and if so what were the costs involved, just wondering? Also what was the time frame involved? Maybe worth a trip to Chilliwack for best service?
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Old 05-24-2015, 02:14 AM   #22
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I have it scheduled for June 24.... 3 hour job $125 cost.
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Old 05-24-2015, 07:01 AM   #23
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I have it scheduled for June 24.... 3 hour job $125 cost.
Was the authorized dealer aware of the exchange agreement?
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Old 06-05-2015, 11:57 AM   #24
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Dometic RML8555 replacement update

After some emails with Tammy, I took the trailer in, even though the Dometic customer service folks could find nothing about the replacement. As of now, Dometic has authorized the replacement but have not yet given a ship date for the new fridge.

(You can go to anyone authorized to do Dometic warranty work - which is almost any RV shop. But if I lived, or were going to be, anywhere near ETI I would pay them do it.)

My shops *estimate* is 2.5 hours labor.

And again - THANKS TO ETI FOR GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND. (And yes, I was shouting.)
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Old 06-05-2015, 04:28 PM   #25
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I have decided to have mine replaced. This trip to Osoyoos had the refer all over the place, from 36 to 46. Although no spoiled food, I decided to replace mine.
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:25 PM   #26
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We replaced our fridge

We got our fridge replaced at ETI after the rally. On the way out to the rally, the old fridge was having a very hard time keeping things cool. The only time the morning temperature in the fridge was below 40 was after we got to British Columbia. Other than that the morning temp was in the low 40s and the afternoon temp (after driving all day) was in the high 40s or close to 50. Today we are near Port Angeles, WA on the Olympic peninsula the trailer has been sitting all day, and the fridge temp is 36 degrees on 4 bars (using electric). I am going to try turning it down to 3 bars and see what happens.

Bill (of Bill and Earline) said that he had found some information on the web that indicated the RMD 8555 draws more power than the RML 8555. Since I had the manual for both the RML 8555 and the RMD 8555 I could easily compare specifications. They both draw the same amount of 12volt power. But on 120 volts the RMD 8555 is rated at 250 watts vs. 190 watts for the RML 8555. For the consumption of electricity/gas over 24 hrs, the manual says the RMD 8555 will use ca. 4.2KWh/15.5 oz of gas while the RML 8555 will use 3.2 KWh/13.4 oz. The RMD weighs almost 8 lbs less than the RML model. My impression (but this is just an impression) is that the new fridge is a bit narrower inside than the previous fridge -- maybe there is more insulation in the sides?
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My impression (but this is just an impression) is that the new fridge is a bit narrower inside than the previous fridge -- maybe there is more insulation in the sides?
Good eye. The RMD 8555 is 52.3 cm wide, while the single door RML 8555 is slightly wider, at 53.02 cm. At 9/32" narrower, that's not much, but it would also explain the slightly narrower interior.
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Good eye. The RMD 8555 is 52.3 cm wide, while the single door RML 8555 is slightly wider, at 53.02 cm. At 9/32" narrower, that's not much, but it would also explain the slightly narrower interior.
Maybe then I can totally cover the sides of my 4.3 and the cabinet with insulation and add my fan and I should see some improvement . Pat
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Dometic RML8555 replacement update

After some emails with Tammy, I took the trailer in, even though the Dometic customer service folks could find nothing about the replacement. As of now, Dometic has authorized the replacement but have not yet given a ship date for the new fridge.

(You can go to anyone authorized to do Dometic warranty work - which is almost any RV shop. But if I lived, or were going to be, anywhere near ETI I would pay them do it.)

My shops *estimate* is 2.5 hours labor.

And again - THANKS TO ETI FOR GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND. (And yes, I was shouting.)
UPDATE: The shop has the replacement fridge and Dometic will cover 1 hour of the labor. I have asked them to take up to an hour extra to install insulation if it makes sense. It is supposed to be ready early next week.
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Old 06-11-2015, 04:41 PM   #30
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Doug,
Is there a contact person at Dometic we can refer our repair person to contact for further info?
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