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Old 06-21-2014, 07:48 PM   #1
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dometic rml 8555 6.7 liter fridge

Our Escape 19 recently arrived.
The owners manual for the above fridge refers to a gas valve and
winter cover for the exterior opening. The unit does not come with a winter cover, ( to be used below 10 degrees C., 50 degrees F. ), and where is the gas valve located ?
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The manual is for both US and European installs. I call Dometic, there is not winter cover for US installs. As far as gas valve, there is none, you turn on the stove to bleed the air out and then turn the refer on propane, it will light.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:36 PM   #3
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Jim, reace gave the same response. Cover not available in north america. I guess maybe in south america where the weather is colder.
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Surprised there is no cover for the Canadian winters !
I assumed there was no valve as I checked. I bled the lines by running all 3 burners on the stove and the fridge pilot would still not light. I will try running the stove longer tomorrow
and see. Thanks for your help.
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robertg, i just filled my tanks tonight and will try tomorrow to check on the stove and fridge operation. good luck
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on the 19 try the water heater - it is beyond the fridge on the gas line.
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:34 PM   #7
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I bled the lines by running all 3 burners on the stove and the fridge pilot would still not light.
One minor detail that can be easily overlooked (especially after just taking the trailer out of storage) is that the battery disconnect switch must be in the on position for the refer to work--even on propane. (Or you must have shore power.)

As others have stated...don't ask me how I know that.
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Surprised there is no cover for the Canadian winters !
I've never noticed any significant amount of snow drifted into the refrigerator compartment of my RVs while they're parked in the winter. If the RV is use, with the refrigerator operating, the vent can't be blocked.
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Brian,
The purpose of the cover is to keep the combustion area warmer, not to prevent snow intrusion. The absorption refer needs some contrast in temperature to operate, something that is hard to do in real cold regions.
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6.7 dometic in a 21

I tried every thing I could think of with our refrig when the temp was over 100 F. and still needed some blue ice when going down the road. I have fanS, extra insulation inside and outside to help control flow up the back side. It worked ok as long as the night temps dropped down to the 50 or 60 area and then we could handle the 90 degree day for the few hours. I guess we'll live with this and just use blue ice or dry ice to supplement the desert type heat of 70+ at night and 100 during the day.
Right now I see 6 and 34 readings but we are at 6000' at 5:30 a.m. and the outside temp is about 50. My fans are on and 5 bars selected. In a few hours we'll be at 100 and it will be there until tomorrow morning at 2:00 when it will cool to 70 but we will be home.
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