For those with refrigerator issues…. - Page 2 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Problem Solving | Owners helping each other
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-22-2014, 05:27 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
padlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Southwick, Massachusetts
Trailer: 5.0 TA #6, 2012 F150 EB
Posts: 3,849
Acu-rite is made by Chaney, same unit.

http://www.ambientweather.com/ch986.html
__________________

__________________
Happy Motoring
Bob
padlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2014, 10:30 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Mike Lewis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Santa Rosa County, Florida
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21
Posts: 1,383
When I arrived home in the Florida panhandle at the end of May, I left my Escape 21's systems turned on and ordered the fridge thermometer that Jamman has. When it arrived I installed it and let the fridge run for several days. The trailer was parked facing east, so the fridge was on the north side. Nevertheless it got a few hours of oblique sun in the morning and late afternoon due to the time of year. The weather varied but it was mostly hot and humid, with highs in the low 90s, typical for June here. The fridge temperature varied from 34 - 45 degrees; the freezer compartment ranged from 2 - 12 degrees. This was under propane power. I had one fan in the refrigeration compartment.

One day I set the fridge to 12 volt power for about five hours, to simulate a typical day of towing the trailer. The fridge temperature climbed to 47 degrees; the freezer stayed within the previous range.

I think with two fridge fans and judicious use of "blue ice" blocks when traveling, I'll be okay.
__________________

__________________
Mike Lewis
She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie-- Propane.
Mike Lewis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 07:05 AM   #13
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,691
I just completed 18 days of travel with the refer on propane all but 5 days. I have the remote thermometers and one fan in freezer and one in the refer. The one fan died on the last day coming home due to batteries. My refer fluctuated from 38-48 degrees but my freezer stayed below 10, going down to 0 and up to 10. I kept the setting on #4 most of the time, turning back to #3 at night and up to #5 which seemed not to change so back to #4. Once on 120v I kept it #3.
IMHO the newer thru the roof design helps with the efficiency of the unit. I have the large 6.? in the Escape 21 with no Texas fan addition.
__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 07:45 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: _, Texas
Trailer: Escape 5.0 SA
Posts: 545
It sounds as if the new 6.7 is preforming well. I believe the 5.0 is a dog. Mine worked fine in the 65/40 temps of Minnesota/Wisconsin @ 3 on gas. But now that I am back in the 90/70 temps of Missouri it is struggling @ 7 on gas with the T fan on. The electric element quit one night a couple weeks back. We awoke to warm, thawed food. I need to figure out why when I get home.
daveandsandyclink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 08:01 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Jrn56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Trailer: 2013 Escape 19
Posts: 365
David, I hope you enjoyed your visit to Minnesota despite the mosquitos. They are really bad this year and we keep getting more rain.

John
__________________
John and Brenda
Cottage Grove, MN
Jrn56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 08:44 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: _, Texas
Trailer: Escape 5.0 SA
Posts: 545
Yes... you have a beautiful state. Very green and full of lakes & streams. The one thing that really hit home was just how free of litter it was. The roads and waterways are clean. People seem to take pride in the natural beauty! Not like down south were empty 12 pack boxes feed range fires and plastic water bottles float on shore by the tons.
Heavy rain drove us out of the Lake Superior region. Only to be greeted by more rain and violent weather in Iowa. Going south now through tornado alley with watchful eyes.
daveandsandyclink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 01:54 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
fudge_brownie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Janesville, WI, Wisconsin
Trailer: Escape 19 (sold) Escape 21 2014
Posts: 1,227
6.7 cu. ft. Fails While Driving

On the last day, of our post Chilliwack three week trip to pick up our 21, we experienced a complete failure of the refrigerator to keep the temperature in the freezer below what is necessary to keep things frozen while driving. We were questioning the cooling capabilities on other parts of the trip but with short driving distances we did not experience the complete melt down that occurred on the final day. While driving we use the gas with a setting of 4. The refrigerator is the RM8500 series, 6.7 cu. ft.

Being new to the trailer, we did not have an opportunity to install fans or a temperature monitoring system, thus conclusions are based on how frozen items were maintained. Our ice cream was our thermometer, specifically those frozen ice cream bars from the Tillamook Cheese Factory.

While parked, the cooling process worked fine on gas and on shore power electric. We did not try battery operation.

We do not have an idea of what happens when driving. Liz and Jay, we did not resort to riding in the trailer while driving. On that final day, we made several stops and found nothing amiss with the refrigerator, other than some soda we pulled out that seemed a bit warm. Not until arriving home did we find the freezer items thawed out.

I have ordered the temperature monitoring system so on our trip next week we will observe temperatures while driving. If we still see the problem we will have the pressure checked by someone with a manometer and adjust as necessary.
__________________
Paul and Janet Braun
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 now 2012 Toyota Sequoia V8
Escape 19' 2010 now 2014 Escape 21'
fudge_brownie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 01:59 PM   #18
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,691
Sorry to hear that, too bad about the frozen mess. If you do not get anything before your next trip, try this shortcut. Place a small bowl in the freezer that has frozen water. Place a penny on top the ice. Check next day to see if the ice melted and allowed the penny to become refrozen inside the ice. If not it may have been a freak blow out.
__________________

__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.