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Old 10-31-2014, 06:02 PM   #31
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I was told my 2014 fridge had been sealed and texas fan'd.
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:15 PM   #32
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Has there been any more news on the fridge cooling issue or has Dometic said anything to anyone yet?

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Old 11-07-2014, 02:27 PM   #33
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Has there been any more news on the fridge cooling issue or has Dometic said anything to anyone yet?

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Don't know Doug. This was more about a new fridge model for upcoming builds. For the existing fridges I'd check with Reace.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:30 PM   #34
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That's not a current draw of 3.2 amps, it is

... which means 3.2 amp-hour consumption over a 24-hour period, or 0.13 amps (130 mA) average... just enough to run the electronics.

The other 12-volt spec is

... so at peak it can use 170 watts or over 14 amps. From this spec, the brochure available from the same web page, and the manual, this appears to be a three-way unit (capable of cooling on your choice of AC, DC, and propane power); the 3.2Ah/day number would be just for the controls, not cooling on DC power. 170 watts for the DC heating element is reasonable for this size of refrigerator; the AC heating element for this model is 190 watts. The 22 grams/hour propane burn rate corresponds to about 280 watts, but the propane heater won't be perfectly efficient or transfer the heat to the cooling unit as effectively as the electric heaters, so again the 170 watts (14 amps) seems reasonable.
I wonder if the 3.2Ah/day (Energy consumption 12V @amb temp 25C (Ah/24h) 3.2 ) is a misprint. I don't see the same spec for other models in the web pages. The manual technical specs show 3.2KWh/day electrical consumption, which is an average draw of 133W, which would include cooling. I don't see why the 12V control electrical draw would be dependent on ambient temperature.

The technical data for the RMD8555 appears to be the same as for the RML8555, which would make me think they use the same cooling components. The manuals from the Dometic web site are old, so specs for the RMD855 could be updated from what we are looking at.
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Old 11-21-2014, 01:36 AM   #35
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I wonder if the 3.2Ah/day (Energy consumption 12V @amb temp 25C (Ah/24h) 3.2 ) is a misprint. I don't see the same spec for other models in the web pages. The manual technical specs show 3.2KWh/day electrical consumption, which is an average draw of 133W, which would include cooling.
Interesting observation. Could be, but interchanging amp-hours and kilowatt-hours is a pretty big error for this type of company.

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I don't see why the 12V control electrical draw would be dependent on ambient temperature.
When the burner lights, it is electronically sparked and power is needed for the gas control valve; perhaps that is the explanation for the relevance of ambient temperature (and thus operating time).
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Reace is still waiting on Dometic - and will update the forum when he has more.

Again - *MAJOR* thanks to Reace and ETI. I do not believe the other manufacturers are being anywhere near this responsive to their customers.
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Reace is still waiting on Dometic - and will update the forum when he has more.

Again - *MAJOR* thanks to Reace and ETI. I do not believe the other manufacturers are being anywhere near this responsive to their customers.
Agreed.
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Thanks for the update Doug.
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Is there any news on the Dometic fridge issue.
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:39 PM   #40
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Give Reace a call on the replacement doors. Maybe Dometic has finally "retooled"? I think this issue cools off with the weather, but it'll heat up again pretty soon.
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