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Old 05-06-2016, 04:08 PM   #1
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Is the new Maxfan Deluxe available on the Escape 21 ?
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Old 05-06-2016, 04:24 PM   #2
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That is the one it comes with, optionally w/remote and smoke cover.

At least it was 2 years ago.
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Old 05-06-2016, 05:01 PM   #3
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The MaxxFan on an Escape has always been what they now call a "MaxxFan Deluxe" (with the folding hood). That was the original style of MaxxFan; they only more recently started to offer the cheaper version that can't be left open when it is raining (now called the Maxxfan Plus), and an even more basic version just called the MaxxFan. If Airxcel is trying to cause confusion, they succeeding.

So the standard equipment that comes with a Escape is now called the MaxxFan Deluxe (presumably model 5100K), and the optional models are different versions, still of the MaxxFan Deluxe (with smoked cover and/or electric opening).
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Thanks. Saw the Deluxe on another site where they talked about it as if it was something new.
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Is it possible the Max fan could create negative air pressure in the escape, sucking the cold air out of the fridge? Our new Escape is still with the Dometic repairman. Dometic is having him run different tests to pinpoint the cause for our inadequate temperatures. I wonder if we should run that test also? Shouldn't the seals on the refrigerator door keep this from happening?
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Thanks. Saw the Deluxe on another site where they talked about it as if it was something new.
Hi: GCS... One of the reasons I liked the Escape line was the standard equipped MaxxFan/w integral rain hood. Variable speed with in/out and rain proof if left open. Don't ask how I know!!! I added one to my '77 Boler. Alf
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One of the reason I liked the Escape line was the standard equipped MaxxFan/w integral rain hood. Variable speed with in/out and rain proof if left open. Don't ask how I know!!! I added one to my '77 Boler.
Same here - I added one to my 1979 Boler.
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Old 05-06-2016, 05:50 PM   #8
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Nice install. Congrats.
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Shouldn't the seals on the refrigerator door keep this from happening?
Yes, if the door is mechanically latched. No, if only the magnetic seal is used. Negative pressure in the trailer would be lower pressure than in the fridge and it's possible with enough of a differential that it could ~push~ the door and allow leakage. In reality I haven't found our trailer is air tight enough to create that situation.

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Is it possible the Max fan could create negative air pressure in the escape, sucking the cold air out of the fridge? Our new Escape is still with the Dometic repairman. Dometic is having him run different tests to pinpoint the cause for our inadequate temperatures. I wonder if we should run that test also? Shouldn't the seals on the refrigerator door keep this from happening?
This is something that came up a while back on the RML fridge, although I seem to recall it happened just driving down the road, didn't even need the fan to pull out the cold.

Someone tried re-insulating the door, as well as folks plugging a hole on the bottom of the door that cold air flowed out from. I remember Reace suggesting we tape the hole. Didn't look at the RMD to see if the "leak" is still there.

Turn on the fan and try the candle flame test if you wish.
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