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Old 06-13-2016, 04:20 PM   #21
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Hi: float5... For a fast defrost we used a blow dryer when plugged in. Just make sure your drain cup is empty so the defrost water can get into it rapidly. Alf
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Great idea, Alf! Where is the drain cup? We have the two-door which you must have.
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Old 06-13-2016, 05:52 PM   #22
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Old 06-13-2016, 05:53 PM   #23
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With the RML, we had sufficient luck with the shelf brackets. But as observed, the RMD has the darned plastic shelves and the shelf brackets won't work with them. I'm convinced those plastic shelves are going to break very quickly anyways. I'm thinking of replacing them with wire shelves bodged from something purchased from home depot.

The fridge guard looks interesting, but I don't see that it helps if you don't have your shelves full -- stuff can still rattle around and fall over.
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Old 06-13-2016, 07:19 PM   #24
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With the RML, we had sufficient luck with the shelf brackets. But as observed, the RMD has the darned plastic shelves and the shelf brackets won't work with them. I'm convinced those plastic shelves are going to break very quickly anyways. I'm thinking of replacing them with wire shelves bodged from something purchased from home depot.

The fridge guard looks interesting, but I don't see that it helps if you don't have your shelves full -- stuff can still rattle around and fall over.
I have always felt the RMD in our 5.0TA needed another shelf between the top shelf and the middle shelf to cut the 14" middle shelf height down to 7" which would better suit our needs. There is an empty slot at the 7" mark made to take another shelf so I ordered one thru Camping World that only took 2.5 months to ship to us. (It was delivered while we were on our trip.) We went thru Camping World because I could never get Dometic to answer their spare parts phone. However, within 200 miles of home last Thursday after being out for six weeks, the infamously rough I-5 in the San Joaquin Valley apparently caused the middle shelf to crack down the middle from the weight we had stacked in that large cavity. So I will be back to ordering another shelf (we want them all to match), and my better half is trying to figure out whether the cracked shelf can be glued or braced so we can at least keep it for a spare.

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Old 06-13-2016, 07:26 PM   #25
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Great idea, Alf! Where is the drain cup? We have the two-door which you must have.
Hi: float5... No; I'm a diehard RML8555 single door with removable freezer guy!!! I have lowered the thermistor off the metal fins, plugged the hole in the bottom of the door, and try to keep some water in the drain cup, located behind the fridge box, inside the exterior lower vent... clipped to the bottom black fridge pipe.
I find that the sloped roof on the 5.0TA helps the up draft chimney effect on all but the most still days and we limit the MaxxFan exhausting to keep the air from being sucked out of the fridge. I am determined to make it work!!! Alf
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:07 PM   #26
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I have always felt the RMD in our 5.0TA needed another shelf between the top shelf and the middle shelf to cut the 14" middle shelf height down to 7" which would better suit our needs. There is an empty slot at the 7" mark made to take another shelf so I ordered one thru Camping World that only took 2.5 months to ship to us. (It was delivered while we were on our trip.) We went thru Camping World because I could never get Dometic to answer their spare parts phone. However, within 200 miles of home last Thursday after being out for six weeks, the infamously rough I-5 in the San Joaquin Valley apparently caused the middle shelf to crack down the middle from the weight we had stacked in that large cavity. So I will be back to ordering another shelf (we want them all to match), and my better half is trying to figure out whether the cracked shelf can be glued or braced so we can at least keep it for a spare.

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I think the RMD plastic shelves are kinda flimsy. When I get ours made from ABS I'll post a pic. Need something fairly sturdy to hold a half gallon of milk and a 6 pack!
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:12 PM   #27
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I think the RMD plastic shelves are kinda flimsy. When I get ours made from ABS I'll post a pic. Need something fairly sturdy to hold a half gallon of milk and a 6 pack!
Does this mean you might be offering them in the future?
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Does this mean you might be offering them in the future?
Only if they work! I need to talk with my CNC guy about drilling a bunch of air circulation holes. Solid shelf would not be good for cooling.
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I like the idea of putting stuff in smaller containers, such as boxes and what-not. We have a Container Store a few miles from here and I'm there, oh, more than once in a while.
Container Store is Great, we bought a few plastic containers that are now drawers in our fridge
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Old 06-14-2016, 03:02 AM   #30
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I use the vinyl fridge guard. Works great for keeping item in and also helps keep the fridge cooler as you are only usually opening one section at a time.

I also noticed the plastic guards in the first link are for wire shelves. Don't know what year you have, but my shelves are plastic.
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