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Old 05-31-2015, 07:36 PM   #1
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Has anybody installed a wine cooler in their Escape?

Duke and I were chatting while we were on the Friday Wine Tour, and discussing how hard it was to store wine in the trailer. I remembered that I had seen a Dometic Wine
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in their catalog, and wondered if anyone has installed one of them. It is just over 16" high, which I think means it should fit well under one of the seats, or maybe even under the bed.

I am surprised I can't find any mention in the forum of someone who has done this. I have always wanted a wine cellar in our trailer.
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:41 AM   #2
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Our 21 came with one standard- I believe it is the RML (which auto spell changes to RANK) 8555.
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:10 PM   #3
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Our 21 came with one standard- I believe it is the RML (which auto spell changes to RANK) 8555.
I've got one too . The RML 8551. Pat
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Our 21 came with one standard- I believe it is the RML (which auto spell changes to RANK) 8555.
That is strange. Are there different verslons of the 8555? Our 8555 is ŗ gigant beer Cooler

But all jokes a side. I have never seen somebody with ŗ wine Cooler in their trailer.
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:13 AM   #5
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Yeah, I'm confused Sevi. A wine cooler standard?
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Duke and I were chatting while we were on the Friday Wine Tour, and discussing how hard it was to store wine in the trailer.
We store our wine in the shallow floor cabinets alongside the wheel wells (Escape 21.) Velcro taped some movable ABS widgets to protect bottles & store tall things:
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Old 06-02-2015, 01:41 PM   #7
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Hi: tractors1... Whine in our 5.0TA doesn't last long enough to be a storage issue. We have a refueling tanker that follows us !!!Alf
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Old 06-02-2015, 06:20 PM   #8
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A cooler which is compact, can be DC-powered, and is billed as "absolutely vibration-free" and limited in capability to "up to 64F below the ambient temperature" is usually a thermoelectric design - not absorption or compressor-based. That means it is not very efficient or effective, but maybe good enough for wine.

We tried a similar unit in a different RV - to have a refrigerator which would run reliably unlike the RV absorption unit - and the one we had (not Dometic brand) turned out to be unreliable. The consequence of failure in a wine cooler seems low, so it might be a good lightweight compromise.

I don't know how well the wire racks would hold wine bottles in a moving RV - I would expect them to roll around a lot, which would not be desirable.
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Hi: tractors1... Whine in our 5.0TA doesn't last long enough to be a storage issue. We have a refueling tanker that follows us !!!Alf
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Now who is it Alf that does the whining? Now I know why you left us your bike rack, you now use the receiver for your wine tanker

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