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Old 10-04-2015, 10:56 AM   #41
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The trailers are better than stick builts for sure, thats wwhy we all purchased them. But if you dont speak up about deficiencies then escape can make no improvements. We did not like the construction sawdust in cupboards, room for improvement. Still acgreat trailer.
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Hi: kvermeulen... I figured it this way. I paid for all that sawdust... and I got what I paid for Alf
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:10 AM   #42
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:28 AM   #43
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ETI is far from perfect. We have had issues, but I am still a "happy camper". They still make a product that is superior to most all out there. They make stick builts look sad. I am convinced they are trying to get better.

The Japanese made a science of continuous improvement. Hopefully ETI is working in that way as well. Don't think that Reace isn't paying attention to posts here on the forum.

If you want to put this in perspective, type in "Airstream leaks" and have a good look around.
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Old 10-04-2015, 12:39 PM   #44
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Was ETI able to resolve the 4.3 refer insufficient cooling problem ?
"my refrigerator did not meet my performance expectations, and I like many others am subject to the current frame recall. However, each time I raised these issues with ETI, they provided the parts and/or resources necessary to resolve all of my issues."
Yes, they did. In addition to providing me with a new, better insulated door (at no cost) Reace (as we all know) did extensive field testing in his units to identify other possible solutions to improve fridge performance. I incorporated his flue/chimney fix as well as added extra insulation around the unit and chimney. I also incorporated an independently controlled fan switch (not sure if that idea came from Reace or somebody else here on the forum [likely Tom aka: Kountrykamper]). Happy to say it works great now.

Before you say that ETI didn't fix it, but rather I had to, bear in mind that not everyone had fridge problems. From Reace's point of view, his customers were seeing varying results from identical builds. No question that a lot of folks did have issues, but a lot didn't have any complaints. I can't blame ETI for this disparity. Anyone who's read the many threads on fridges knows how much time and energy ETI put into that issue personally and with his supplier. Don't know of many (if any) other company's would invest so much effort to ensure customer satisfaction.
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Old 10-04-2015, 01:18 PM   #45
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Yes, they did. In addition to providing me with a new, better insulated door (at no cost) Reace (as we all know) did extensive field testing in his units to identify other possible solutions to improve fridge performance. I incorporated his flue/chimney fix as well as added extra insulation around the unit and chimney. I also incorporated an independently controlled fan switch (not sure if that idea came from Reace or somebody else here on the forum [likely Tom aka: Kountrykamper]). Happy to say it works great now.

Before you say that ETI didn't fix it, but rather I had to, bear in mind that not everyone had fridge problems. From Reace's point of view, his customers were seeing varying results from identical builds. No question that a lot of folks did have issues, but a lot didn't have any complaints. I can't blame ETI for this disparity. Anyone who's read the many threads on fridges knows how much time and energy ETI put into that issue personally and with his supplier. Don't know of many (if any) other company's would invest so much effort to ensure customer satisfaction.
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Old 10-04-2015, 01:45 PM   #46
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Good answer.
People gripping over left over sawdust...��
I just shook some more loose on my first backcountry trip. I thought it was a rite of passage.
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Old 10-04-2015, 02:30 PM   #47
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We did not like the construction sawdust in cupboards, room for improvement.
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My trailer was perfectly clean when I picked it up at ETI. Yet when I got it home an hour later, I had to vacuum up construction sawdust inside and outside the cabinets. I had to do this for the next few trips before the issue went away.
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Old 10-04-2015, 05:47 PM   #48
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My trailer was perfectly clean when I picked it up at ETI. Yet when I got it home an hour later, I had to vacuum up construction sawdust inside and outside the cabinets. I had to do this for the next few trips before the issue went away.
Yea, it takes a couple of "shake down" trips for the sawdust to fall out of all those nooks and crannies.
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Old 10-04-2015, 05:54 PM   #49
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Hi: kvermeulen... I figured it this way. I paid for all that sawdust... and I got what I paid for Alf
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They say you have the sawdust coming out after shaking the trailer. We shook it through the Canadian Rockies. No saw dust! Where's our sawdust?? We paid for it!!
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Old 10-04-2015, 07:13 PM   #50
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If you want sawdust try driving highway 20 between Williams Lake and Bella Coola in BC. It's like washboard in some parts. I drove it partway on my maiden voyage and did get some sawdust. I didn't think it was a big deal and was to be expected after all that shaking.
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