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Old 09-05-2014, 10:00 PM   #241
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I realize no one is bad mothing ETI directly, but read back to the beginning... really folks? Give Reace (and Dometic) a chance to figure this out. STOP with some of the really bizarre solutions you THINK you've come up with.

And yeah, I can deal with a cooler and block ice. I camp with folks that spent 3x what I've spent on Ten Forward and they also take a cooler and ice. I don't feel like the red-headed step child...
Why?? Because one member is getting twisted up about this? I think the discussion has been interesting and it is in many people's nature to try to make improvements...all the time. For example, I learned that some refrigerator's leak air when the MaxiFan is on because the doors sometimes aren't sealed well. I find that very interesting and also useful. Just where is the harm in this??
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:05 PM   #242
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There's no harm Steve, I just worry about new owners.... some of us have been around the block a few times and follow more forums than just the Escape Forum.....
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:07 PM   #243
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I remember Reace telling us that Dometic stated that the T rated refrigerators have Pentane-blown foam insulation. That statement alone stimulated a lot of us to brainstorm ways to improve the insulation around the units we have. ...Again, valid topic and valid discussion.
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:21 PM   #244
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We're presently camped many miles from anything resembling block ice. I'm glad that works for some, but that doesn't cut it for us. All this effort for solar, dual 6V batteries for boon docking for extended periods, and we need to find and haul block ice around in order to keep our food cool? The only thing in our favor right now is reasonably cool ambient temperatures. We mostly have to try to camp in cooler climes until (and if) Dometic recognizes the problem and then maybe offers a solution. As one of the early contributors to this particular thread, it's remarkable where these discussions drift. I at least have plugged the cold air leak. Thanks again Alf!
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:50 PM   #245
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Time to move again! I started a new place for you tinkerers to help me. 6.7 Frig Tinkering ideas?

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Old 09-05-2014, 11:01 PM   #246
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I have ZERO problems with folks that Tinker.. that's where the best mods come from... it's those on the fringe, that makes my hair start on fire... just be nice and be kind like ALL the ETI owner builds can be...

Remember, not everyone has been here on the forums for months..
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Old 09-05-2014, 11:57 PM   #247
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I have ZERO problems with folks that Tinker.. that's where the best mods come from... it's those on the fringe, that makes my hair start on fire... just be nice and be kind like ALL the ETI owner builds can be...

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I understand and agree, it's all in the presentation. Thanks for 'riding herd' ....
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Old 09-05-2014, 11:59 PM   #248
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I realize no one is bad mothing ETI directly, but read back to the beginning... really folks? Give Reace (and Dometic) a chance to figure this out. STOP with some of the really bizarre solutions you THINK you've come up with.

And yeah, I can deal with a cooler and block ice. I camp with folks that spent 3x what I've spent on Ten Forward and they also take a cooler and ice. I don't feel like the red-headed step child...


Agree. And when you mention block ice, of course, ice packs can be used for the same effect and you can boondock with them, assuming the freezer is working at night.
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Old 09-06-2014, 12:04 AM   #249
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Larry, it is nice to know that not everyone is having problems with the fridge. It gives me hope. But I am curious to know what sort of temperatures you have been camping in. It is currently 39 in Missoula, with an expected high of 75. Have you been any where where the temps have been about 90?
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Leon, our camping weather has been like the movie... The Good, The Bad & The Ugly... with temps as high as 35C (measured 40C in the Sun) with 100% humidity at times

Now for all you pontificators, IADR stands for... "In All Due Respect"... but you are all excused because, unlike the rest of the World, ya'all can't figure out the Metric system either

And Kountrykamper,,, "your" is really "you're"... as in "you are" lucky... sorry about that, but I taught English 10 in my previous life

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Hi Folks... I'm Back

Leon, our camping weather has been like the movie... The Good, The Bad & The Ugly... with temps as high as 35C (measured 40C in the Sun) with 100% humidity at times

Now for all you pontificators, IADR stands for... "In All Due Respect"... but you are all excused because, unlike the rest of the World, ya'all can't figure out the Metric system either

And Kountrykamper,,, "your" is really "you're"... as in "you are" lucky... sorry about that, but I taught English 10 in my previous life

HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!
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Well Larry you got me there! Correcting grammar and typos will really help discussions on any forum. Keep up the good work. Typing on an iPad is hard sometimes when the font is small and the eyes are getting old and if I make a typo please go ahead and use your expertise to correct it.

Sorry for the mistake, I was not an English teacher. I have just been so busy the last 40 years working, teaching and owning businesses in the refrigeration and mechanical contractor fields that I did not worry much about my grammar. So what do I know about the subject being discussed? Actually just a little more than I might let on. And I also know enough about grammar and the English language to know the definition of Pontificator. If you or anyone else doesn't like the thread why would you bother to torture yourself and read it? I skip over threads all the time that don't interest me.

And I would again like to thank Alf for the major find on the door air leak. That probably would not have happened without all this discussion about fridges not working. With all these little fixes I am getting close to having a usable refrigerator at least with the freezer removed.

Conversations like this are why I avoid trying to help people on forums, but sharing knowledge is a great thing so thanks again.

Enjoy the rest of your trip.

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