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Old 08-27-2014, 09:37 PM   #111
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This is a 6.7 belonging to a friend (Parker) that was completed around 6/2013 and it does not have the exposed latch or rod channel. It does have the hole in the bottom of the door leaking air.

I have a lot of build photos saved and none of the 6.7 fridges I have pictures of have the latched exposed. All of the 4.3 fridges I have pictures of do have the latch exposed with the door rod channel.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:58 PM   #112
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I was having some fridge discussions with Reace and sent him the link on this thread when it was discovered. Im sure he has made Dometic aware of it.

Some engineer is sitting at his desk holding his head in his hands.
LOL - Been the engineer doing that when I melted $24,000 worth of aluminum tooling in a furnace because I forgot to switch the controls from Centigrade to Fahrenheit............
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:07 AM   #113
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Most SOB's are not as airtight as Escapes and this may not be prevalent elsewhere.
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:15 AM   #114
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Got a point there, my hybrid was nothing but one big air leak. Never would have noticed if the fridge leaked.
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:17 AM   #115
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6.7 fridge leaking air

Last week we had some cooler weather, come on monsoon, it was down in the upper 80's during the day and into the 70's at night for a couple of hours and I decided to test the fridge with different fans and 120 or propane. I believe I'll get by with it now and only use two blue ice packs when it is 100 or more for almost 24 hours. I had the box down to 30*, trailer about 80, fan blowing out and one window cracked, used my IR temp gun all around the fridge door, the read was consistent at 72*. I thought that seemed reasonable as I know the metal door and frame allowed some transfer of temps.
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:29 PM   #116
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Today it is 92 outside, 82 inside trailer. 37/1 are the remote readings, full sun.
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:01 PM   #117
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What setting? Fridge full or empty? Are you opening the fridge as you would if you were camping? Put it on propane and see if you can maintain those temps.
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:14 PM   #118
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Setting #3, fridge is 50% full, not opening. My purpose is to show that given time, the refer can keep a proper temperature on 120v. Propane test next week with open and closing.
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:43 PM   #119
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And then how about towing it for a few hours!
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:48 PM   #120
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Ours is actually doing pretty well today while towing. Outside temp is mid 60s and inside is 35.
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