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Old 10-31-2014, 08:54 AM   #11
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So, is the consensus this is a better model than our existing one we have been trouble shooting?
NO! Why was this fridge posted? This is simply a 2 door version of the rml8555 with identical power consumption and the same SN (not nearly good enough) climate rating.
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Old 10-31-2014, 10:09 AM   #12
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Why was this fridge posted?
-its currently under test by an owner here in Texas
-depending on the results, other things will follow
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Old 10-31-2014, 11:11 AM   #13
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I still think the 2 door is a much better option. If you want to get something out of the freezer your not opening the fridge and letting all the cold air out and vice versa. I hope I can get this unit as compared to the single door unit.

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Old 10-31-2014, 11:34 AM   #14
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I still think the 2 door is a much better option. If you want to get something out of the freezer your not opening the fridge and letting all the cold air out and vice versa. I hope I can get this unit as compared to the single door unit.

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I agree. But also agree with the statements that this seems pretty much the same fridge we have, with the same specs and same climate class. My hope is that it is better insulated or there is perhaps some other change that makes it more suitable. I am glad that someone in Texas is testing it. A few weeks ago Reace mentioned something about testing it in a compartment he has that is able to reproduce high temps. I hope it is being tested there as well.
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The double door is nice - if you want a freezer, which I do. You cannot make it an "all fridge."

It is still SN class performance - OK up to 89. MAYBE a bit better insulation, but the same cooling unit. I am not interested in less than a T rated unit.
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Old 10-31-2014, 12:26 PM   #16
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The Dometic sales person I've been talking to said we would be 'happier' with the RMD (2 door) models. How much 'happier' ... ?

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So, is the consensus this is a better model than our existing one we have been trouble shooting?
Jim, where did you pick that up?...same Climate Class rating, same manufacturer...even the power requirements are the same.
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But also agree with the statements that this seems pretty much the same fridge we have, with the same specs and same climate class.
I assumed that was the original point: for this unit, which is like other 8xxx refrigerators, the climate class is explictly given as SN... which is not adequate for some Escape owners.

The design with two separate doors makes sense to me, and the both of the larger RV refrigerators which we have are two-door models. That does change the cooling unit somewhat, as a practical two-door requires two evaporator sections (one for each compartment).
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Jim, where did you pick that up?...same Climate Class rating, same manufacturer...even the power requirements are the same.
Unless your installation is exactly how Dometic recommends you will never have peak efficiency. And I believe none of 'us' have it installed 'by the book'.

Dometic gives clear and detailed installation instructions. They also state that following their design, and using their OEM parts, is critical.

I pulled our refrigerator out a couple weeks ago and have carefully inspected the installation. I need to slide it back in and make more measurements after some work I'm doing.

As I said in a previous post the lower vent is not the recommended LS300 and, appears to me, to be too small to meet Dometic's specs for the 6.7. I sent a message to Reace but haven't heard back yet.

At this point it seems 'we' are comparing different refrigerators etc. but do you know if your installation meets or exceeds Dometic specs? I'm still gathering info on both our installation components AND how much we could gain by bringing it up to specs.

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That does change the cooling unit somewhat, as a practical two-door requires two evaporator sections (one for each compartment).
No it doesn't. They already have 2 sections - one for the freezer and one for the fridge.
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