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Old 12-14-2014, 09:48 PM   #151
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Several folks had good results with the removal of the freezer compartment vs hole drilling.
As much as I don't want to I guess Inwill try that .
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:08 PM   #152
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It is not too hard to do, I remove mine upon arrival at home and after emptying, it allows quicker drying inside and not having to prop open the freezer door.
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:47 PM   #153
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I know Charley but my previous Dometics I did and do use my freezers so I am not happy to lose it . But I will try it frig is not working very well even in cooler weather .
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:26 AM   #154
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6.7 refrig. mods to help

With the small 4.? in the 19 we were ok but the 6.7 did not like the 90+ temps. I put a half dozen 3/8's holes through the bottom of the freezer, put two pieces of 1 1/2 or 2 inch styro on the wall behind the fridge which reduced the space and the overlap of the two caused a baffle and ramp to deflect air that was boosted by two computer type fans so that the cooling unit had cooler air. I moved the temp sensor from the cooling unit to a spot on the wall behind the bubble type of insulation I installed on the interior door and most of the walls. I added the fridge fan also but I slowed it down by rewiring the fans in series. There are two switches below the fridge door to control the fans inside and in the back. Last summer we did OK but when leaving home and expecting 90 to 100 temps we would also use two 40oz. blue ice containers and switch them between the freezer and fridge until we would get to 80 temps or so. Also we quit putting warm drinks, except wine in the fridge. They would go to a little cooler first.
I did all of the mods one at a time but I don't know which did the most good, I think they all helped some. We'll just use the fridge this next summer.
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:30 AM   #155
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Have you tried it with the freezer compartment removed? I considered carrying a freezer box and using the refrigerator without the freezer box.
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:42 AM   #156
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With the small 4.? in the 19 we were ok but the 6.7 did not like the 90+ temps. I put a half dozen 3/8's holes through the bottom of the freezer, put two pieces of 1 1/2 or 2 inch styro on the wall behind the fridge which reduced the space and the overlap of the two caused a baffle and ramp to deflect air that was boosted by two computer type fans so that the cooling unit had cooler air. I moved the temp sensor from the cooling unit to a spot on the wall behind the bubble type of insulation I installed on the interior door and most of the walls. I added the fridge fan also but I slowed it down by rewiring the fans in series. There are two switches below the fridge door to control the fans inside and in the back. Last summer we did OK but when leaving home and expecting 90 to 100 temps we would also use two 40oz. blue ice containers and switch them between the freezer and fridge until we would get to 80 temps or so. Also we quit putting warm drinks, except wine in the fridge. They would go to a little cooler first.
I did all of the mods one at a time but I don't know which did the most good, I think they all helped some. We'll just use the fridge this next summer.
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We only put frozen or very cold items in frig . We also started frig 2 days before leaving . Temp at 4 . Opened frig as fast as possible and closed quick . Temp will rise to 43 or 44 from 38 . Outside temps this last trip were daytime high 60 -low 70's . The improvements were getting rid of crisper at bottom and adding tray and a fan . The problem is it works fine just don't open door ever . Do you have pics of your mods ? Very interested in seeing what you did . We also now have a Extreme cooler too. Our frig is the 4.3 in our 19 .
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:07 PM   #157
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Have you tried it with the freezer compartment removed? I considered carrying a freezer box and using the refrigerator without the freezer box.
We will give that a try next trip .
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:52 PM   #158
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We will give that a try next trip .
Hi: Patandlinda... With our RML8555 we tried the complete removal of the freezer compartment. When I put it back in I discovered you can leave it unclipped and still close the fridge door. Doing that leaves about 1/2" gap across the back so no need to drill holes and you can still have your ice cream too!!! Alf
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Old 12-15-2014, 01:16 PM   #159
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Good catch Alf, between that and the hole on the door bottom you have become quite the sleuth......on the refer issues.
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Thanks Alf. Must remember that one. I'll add it to my list.




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How many of the common plastic milk jugs (1 gal/4 litres) can be placed in the 6.7? I'd pre-freeze them.
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