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Old 08-16-2013, 08:34 AM   #31
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I had no issues with the smaller 3.0 in my 19'. Maybe someone may want to start a thread where we can list the model and if issues were prevalent.
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:04 PM   #32
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New Fan Kit?

A few months ago I talked with Reace (again) about our ongoing challenges with our 6.7 cu ft. It has since quit entirely on propane, so maybe this will now be fairly easy to diagnose. I see a small propane flame in there, but it seems to stay at a pilot light level regardless of control position. I tried the fridge on 120V over night when we got home and the freezer went to -1 and the fridge to 31F, so cooling doesn't seem to be an issue given a working heat source.

Reace described a new, optional fan kit they're installing now with the 6.7 fridge. Does anyone have any experience with this fan setup to share with us? Since we're taking ours in for service, I may have the fan kit installed. Unfortunately it means removing the fridge, but if really helps, it would be worth the trouble/expense.

By the way....one thing I learned while reading the Dometic warranty. Said warranty is only good if a licensed Dometic technician does an annual checkup on the fridge. I guess our repair will constitute our first checkup since buying our Escape last June.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:27 AM   #33
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This maybe the "Texas Fan" kit they are using. Is your 19' the style with the refer side vents or the newer roof vent. I recall that the roof vent helps improve cooling in the bigger units.
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:40 AM   #34
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Ours has the roof vent. I've talked to a couple of others with the big fridge, with roof vent, of about our vintage, and fridge performance has been a disappointment to them also. There is way more space between the back of the fridge and the wall of the Escape than Dometic recommends, so I've always wondered if there is enough chimney effect for proper cooling, especially in warm weather. Reace said he tried adding baffling to the back side of the fridge, with no discernible improvement so I've been slow to take on that project, which would require working down through the top vent or pulling the fridge to get sufficient access to fill in some of the space (thinking HVAC insulation board or similar).
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:52 AM   #35
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I installed a battery operate inside fan which circulates the cool air. i also have 2 thermometers, both wireless, in the refer and freezer section. The receiver has a max/min for each unit. On a recent 12 hour trip (cooled down on 120v but towed on propane) setting of #3 and not on auto but on manual for propane(sometimes the auto may try battery) my min was 1 degree to a max of 10 degrees in freezer and my refer min was 36 to a high of 40. These were the readings on my thermometer. Outside temperatures were from 40 to 80.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:11 PM   #36
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For those outside temperatures, that's similar to what I'm seeing (before the propane operation failed), using the same measuring setup, also with fan inside. Let the temps start bumping into the 90's though, and it starts falling pretty short.
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6.7 fridge

I'm still fighting the warm problem. During the drive back from Texas we had refrig temps in the 50's and tossed food. We were on propane at 5 marks and we had three fans running, two to blow up over the coils and one circulating air inside. There was a lot of strong headwind and the temp was 70 to 80f. I do not have a manometer (yet) so I just cranked the regulator a half turn at a time and watched the flame. Now one complete turn and I would think that would give me another inch of pressure. I'll monitor it today and then as we cross monument valley tomorrow I'll see if anything helps. I did disconnect one fan below the coils in case it was too much air flow. Nancy is getting nervous about gas and driving as we saw a motorhome in flames last week on our way home, just the frame work was left and miles from a town.
Today the trailer is in the shade but it is 90 degrees and only cooled items being loaded.
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Do any of you have the Texas fan?
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