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Old 07-03-2014, 07:39 PM   #41
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I may have missed this point, but would the Fridge-Fix eliminate the need for Escape's Texas Fan?
They do fundamentally different things: the Fridge-Fix improves performance by forcing air circulation inside the unit (and over the heat transfer fins); I believe that the Texas Fan improves performance by forcing air circulation over the coils outside the unit. Both sides need to work properly, so a fix on only the side which is most limiting performance might be enough, but they are complementary - not competing - solutions.
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:55 PM   #42
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Yes, the blue led light is stock. Our unit is 16.25" wide at the inside top. Mike, the president said he will cut the stock units down to this measurement and make a 10 unit production run. The unit is 4" deep and 2" thick with 2 fans that will increase the efficiency. It also has an on/off switch and is wired to the interior light. It will look factory made once installed, not a bolt on modification. The unit comes with a unconditional money back guarantee. The price for Escape owners will be $70 plus shipping. Canadian shipping will be higher than US. So if we can get at least 10 purchases, he will make the special cut to the units. If you do decide, mention it is for the Escape Dometic model# 8555. Mine will be the first, so 9 more.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:32 PM   #43
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I was hoping the performance of the 6.7 would be stellar. It sure looks like a great refrigerator. I guess not if people are quietly searching for solutions for improved refrigerator performance and getting in line for a limited production of this additional fan. You would think Dometic would install an inside circulating fan on every unit as a standard feature with their pretty blue light.
Catchlight you may not need the Texas fan if you travel and camp up north. Maybe this Fridge Fix would be sufficient. The Texas fan pulls ambient air through the lower vent across the coils as it pushes the warmer exchanged air out the upper vent. It does help mine after I boxed in the air discharge. I have not seen how it is mounted with the new roof vent.
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Catchlight you may not need the Texas fan if you travel and camp up north. Maybe this Fridge Fix would be sufficient. The Texas fan pulls ambient air through the lower vent across the coils as it pushes the warmer exchanged air out the upper vent. It does help mine after I boxed in the air discharge. I have not seen how it is mounted with the new roof vent.
I don't even have my 21 yet, but want to set it to be anywhere, anytime. Once wifey joins me in retirement I don't want limitations - so I'm also adding a solar vent fan once I have the rig. Very cheap insurance against hassles in my opinion.
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I just sent a message also. Unit #3 ? I also have the Texas fan. Anxious to see how
this all works out.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:57 PM   #46
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I just sent a message also. Unit #3 ? I also have the Texas fan. Anxious to see how
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Wow - Ontario is a LONG way from Texas!
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:05 PM   #47
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I don't even have my 21 yet, but want to set it to be anywhere, anytime. Once wifey joins me in retirement I don't want limitations - so I'm also adding a solar vent fan once I have the rig. Very cheap insurance against hassles in my opinion.
Tractors, you may want to re-think that solar vent fan. I was very interested in it so I did some reading and I've read mostly very bad reviews on it. I've heard that the units last 2 years max and the solar panel or the housing cracks or both. Maybe they will work on the quality but I would never buy it.
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Well, I built a solar powered fountain for wifey, so substituting fans for pumps can't be hard. I work with the plastics every day!
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I was hoping the performance of the 6.7 would be stellar. It sure looks like a great refrigerator. I guess not if people are quietly searching for solutions for improved refrigerator performance and getting in line for a limited production of this additional fan. You would think Dometic would install an inside circulating fan on every unit as a standard feature with their pretty blue light.
Catchlight you may not need the Texas fan if you travel and camp up north. Maybe this Fridge Fix would be sufficient. The Texas fan pulls ambient air through the lower vent across the coils as it pushes the warmer exchanged air out the upper vent. It does help mine after I boxed in the air discharge. I have not seen how it is mounted with the new roof vent.
Yeah Dave, I saw your pics of that mod for the air discharge. Very slick.
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I do not have an inside light but may be able to get power inside my refrigerator through the thermistor hole as suggested by the Fridge Fix website. Access to the back is limited. And that's what I am trying to learn from others.
I had no problem getting two additional wires through the thermistor hole - the first time for a pair of #24 wires for the LED strip I added & the &20 single wire that is attached to the fan.

While the fan doesn't prevent the need to defrost the fins, it lengthens the time between defrostings, and evens the temperature in the refrigerator.
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