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Old 05-06-2016, 08:41 PM   #11
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You all have me thinking about forgoing the fridge and strapping in a Yetti :-) don't need the headache.
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Old 05-06-2016, 09:20 PM   #12
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Easiest way to create negative pressure in the trailer and suck the cold air out of the fridge is to travel with windows cracked or the MaxxFan open. Close it up and the fridge stays much cooler.


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Nah, but bring along the Yetti, just in case.
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:12 PM   #14
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You all have me thinking about forgoing the fridge and strapping in a Yetti :-) don't need the headache.
I have thought about it! Our son's family tent camps with a Yeti. I think it freezes water!
40 years ago I was searching the classifieds for our first (used) camper, and my first question was did it have a refrigerator instead of an ice box. Since then we have only used an ice chest for tent camping and keeping drinks cold. The drive into town just for expensive ice can be a hassle! Hope we get the refrigerator fixed soon! We have some mods we would like to do on our new escape before we leave for our summer camping trip.
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:24 AM   #15
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Maybe the changes being made now will address the problem. Hope so anyway. I have gone on other sites and read their mail but so far Escape seems to be the only one having this problem. Airstream has a whole lot of other problems but so far their fridge still works and they are using the same unit smh. Has to be something simple I'm hoping because I really like the trailer.
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:59 AM   #16
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I have gone on other sites and read their mail but so far Escape seems to be the only one having this problem.
Google Dometic RMD 8555 problem and you'll see Escape isn't the only manufacturer having problems with this refrigerator or any particular refrigerator. I'm beginning to wonder if I'm the only Escape owner who's never had problems with the single door Dometic fridge. But then again, I know how to pack it and I think most people don't.
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Old 05-07-2016, 09:59 AM   #17
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I think that high ambient temperatures and/or long travel times are the primary contributing factors to the poor Dometic refer performance. At least that's my inference from all the postings.
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:27 AM   #18
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I'm beginning to wonder if I'm the only Escape owner who's never had problems with the single door Dometic fridge. But then again, I know how to pack it and I think most people don't.
Same with us - no problems whatsoever.
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I think that high ambient temperatures and/or long travel times are the primary contributing factors to the poor Dometic refer performance. At least that's my inference from all the postings.
This would be true in my case. Fridge warms up while traveling, doesn't even have to be hot, but it was worse when it is. On the single door fridge recovery time was very slow, so slow it was still not back down by travel time the next day. By the 3rd day of travel we had to buy a cooler for the perishables.

The 2 door recovery time is satisfactory, at least that's our experience traveling for 3 months with it.

When it's hot we've been using a cooler for drinks, helps enough to make things manageable.
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Old 05-07-2016, 02:29 PM   #20
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Not acceptable imo. This could influence my decision if no fix is found.
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