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Old 07-08-2014, 11:05 AM   #21
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re: "...anybody else want to go first..."

But, my brief foray then suffered cold feet when it came time to cut wires for the tap-in. Red, white, black, blue---wires. ?? I don't know. Got to wait for my courage to return.
If you go to the Dometic website, download the installation manual for the RM8555; the electrical schematic is on page 22
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:09 AM   #22
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I do not think the fridge fix fans are blowing up, they are blowing out the rear and then down across the refer fins.[/QUOTE]

The main problem is the thermal chimney that moves ambient air across the heat exchanger on the backside or outside of the refer via the vent.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:15 AM   #23
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Not me. You go first, I'll watch. I like the idea of adding a little computer fan inside to assist cold air circulation. I have one that would work. Took apart the door light switch to investigate a potential power source. Uncovered a tiny -um- I think 4 wire connector supplying power to the door light. This looks like a good place to tap in. By the way that blue plastic shroud was really hard to snap out. Feeling very lucky I didn't break it.

But, my brief foray then suffered cold feet when it came time to cut wires for the tap-in. Red, white, black, blue---wires. ?? I don't know. Got to wait for my courage to return.
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You may find it easier to feed a wire thru the drain hole in back of frig and connect to 12v in the outside area.

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Old 07-08-2014, 11:27 AM   #24
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Hi: All... AZJack has already done the drillin' thing. Send him a PM. and I'm sure he'll explain!!! Alf
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:43 AM   #25
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I do not think the fridge fix fans are blowing up, they are blowing out the rear and then down across the refer fins.
The main problem is the thermal chimney that moves ambient air across the heat exchanger on the backside or outside of the refer via the vent.[/QUOTE]

Sorry I thought and answered re: interior fans, not the exterior fans.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:53 AM   #26
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The Dometic download is on the forum here under files
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:07 PM   #27
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If someone tries the hole drilling idea, you can plug the holes after if you're careful selecting the hole size.

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I'm having trouble finding the right manual now, the one the files isn't it and there must be 6 different Dometic 8555 manuals. Charlie, can you provide a link?
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:59 PM   #29
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>Does modifying your refrigerator void your warranty?
>The recommended refrigerator temperature is a maximum of 40 degrees F. Some of us may never have ideal fridge temps under the conditions we are try to camp or travel in.
>Dave MacRae, I can't speak for everyone down here, but we use our Escape year round. Going to cooler regions when it's hot and camping close to local lakes, rivers, and the third coast during other warm months.
>I own and use a high performance ice chest with a full 3" of foam insulation top to bottom to alleviate my 5cf's poor performance when needed.
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Old 07-08-2014, 01:25 PM   #30
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I was just getting the sense that some of our southern friends perhaps don't get that up here in the northern part of the continent do get some heat , in certain areas. all be it for a short part of the year
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