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Old 08-29-2014, 12:04 AM   #131
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As an Escapee whose build hasn't started yet, I am more convinced than ever that my decision to order an Escape was the right one. Thank you, Reace for your hard work
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I second that.

By the way, today's high in south central Texas was 98F, with about 75% humidity. Still PLENTY hot if you want to test the door with an Escape owner here.
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:32 AM   #132
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Thanks Reace!! Good news on the doors. These feel like they don't have hardly any insulation in them.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:17 AM   #133
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Actually, the door in the 6.7 seems to be filled solid with foam, these are the doors without the latch slide leak. Perhaps these are already insulated?
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Mine feels like it is filled with air.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:31 AM   #135
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Our 6.7 door must be okay. I don't feel cold on the surface. Fridge working GREAT right now...outside temp is 49F. 32 and minus 2 right now on 120V. We all just need more cooling capacity with these fridge, whatever size we have. It really does come down to that. Dometic could have done better without much addtional cost just by upsizing the cooling circuit a little.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:48 AM   #136
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Tom, do you have the 4. or 6. model? I can see on my door where the plastic was formed around some foam?
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:14 AM   #137
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As we are all looking for a solution, and I have to say...it is awesome to have our own Escape Research Lab for Dometic! Thank you all for continuing to tinker, this info is definitely making it to Dometic.

I did receive a tidbit from the guru's in Germany. Apparently the higher rated fridges have more insulation in the fridge box, especially the door. They are sending me a couple of these doors to try...but unfortunately I don't expect to see the hot days needed to properly test the door this summer. Maybe I can send a door to someone in Texas...if it is still hot there

It is really great news to find the door leak (thanks Alf) which is a fairly easy fix to gain some cooling. If a better insulated door adds a couple of more degrees...we getting there!

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It is still hot in AZ. I would be happy to test a door while running on propane - no 110V where I store it.
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Tom, do you have the 4. or 6. model? I can see on my door where the plastic was formed around some foam?

I have the 4.3
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I have a feeling the doors on the larger 6.7 are already insulated. This is based upon visual inspection and the fact that cold is not transmitted to the exterior plus when the fridge fans are on there is little noise transmitted either.
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I have a feeling the doors on the larger 6.7 are already insulated. This is based upon visual inspection and the fact that cold is not transmitted to the exterior plus when the fridge fans are on there is little noise transmitted either.
When my fridge fix fans were installed I could not have slept with them running they were so loud. Along with them driving my temps up it was part of the reason I removed them instead of trying to slow them down and installed the small axial fan that I am using now.
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