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Old 06-13-2016, 06:51 PM   #51
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gives new meaning to the phrase "ignorance is bliss"....
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Old 06-13-2016, 07:32 PM   #52
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This applies to the big home refers, too. I recently had real issues with both refrigerators (home and cabin) and stewed and stewed over the temps after the issues were resolved. It is amazing how even with the bigger refers, holding the door open trying to decide what to eat can drive up the ambient temp in there; recovery time can be longer than one might think. And putting in half-warm food in a big refer really changes things. So I, too, have stopped worrying about it. If my milk is cold, I'm good.
Hi: KarenH... If my milk has lumps I've probably grabbed the Butter Milk !!! Alf
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Old 06-13-2016, 07:52 PM   #53
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I've always figured my nose and eyes were the best barometer of food safety. (Never could do buttermilk, though.) Still alive and kicking...
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:27 PM   #54
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Wow, I have to confess that reading this thread and others like it I am not getting a warm fuzzy about the refrigerator in an Escape trailer.

Full points to everyone who has adjusted / adapted to the peculiarities of the fridges but I honestly never thought that, having purchased my dream trailer I would still be hauling blocks of ice and Coleman coolers around. Or worrying about doors popping open, contents shifting and spilling. And worrying about temperatures in the fridge.

Are all these cases the exception or the rule? Because if they're the rule, I'm not sure I see value in having the fridge at all.
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:30 PM   #55
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Candace and Garry,
Not sure of your historical experience in towing but when you traverse some of the roads these days with a 2 ton house, regardless of unit there will be some disarray happening. It is a nature of physics. Escape is no worse off than Airstreams or other luxury trailers, trying to make freezing temperatures with propane heat has it's limits.
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You are unlikely to find people posting that their beer was cold or that their door has never fallen off despite seven years of driving on washboard.
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:32 PM   #57
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Exactly, the normal never gets recognition, just the abnormal....
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Exactly, the normal never gets recognition, just the abnormal....
Here you go in 35 years of RVing with this is number 3 Dometic frig never had door come off . We keep the lock on this current frig which means you have to push down buttons on top for it to open . Never have lots of stuff in door . Yes there has been cooling issues with the new Dometic , but they can be solved as long as you understand these frig's are not the compressor type you use at home . You can get small compressor type's if you like , truckers use them all the time . But these use propane which is very useful if you don't have hookups . If I ever find door comes off then I will take steps as others have to secure it . Just have never had that happen . Actually starting to like this frig better after a few tweeks . Pat
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The 2017 fridge will be better matched to warm/hot summer camping. The demo at the rally had a massively improved latching system as well (imho).
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You are unlikely to find people posting that their beer was cold or that their door has never fallen off despite seven years of driving on washboard.
I don't even try to get my beer cold in the fridge, I always keep it on ice in the cooler. After all, this is camping in my view. One thing that helps is to start your fridge the night before leaving, and then put in your frozen and chilled items before departing the next day. This has served us well.
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