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Old 08-29-2013, 10:25 PM   #11
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Well, our fridge is dead when on electric but seems to be working on gas. Something must be haywire with the electric portion. We stopped in to an RV service place this morning to have them look at it. The people there must have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed because they gave us attitude right from the start. After a few words, we decided to abandon that idea and we're going to limp home on gas supplemented with bags of ice until we hit a cooler climate. We'll have our local RV tech look at it when we got home.

We know for sure that the high temps and humidity definitely played a role in this issue. It may have also caused the demise of the electric side of the fridge trying to keep it cold. More later on this when we get home.

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Old 08-29-2013, 10:45 PM   #12
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Do y all think that 3.0 has less of a problem staying cool compared to the 4.3 refrigerator?
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:04 AM   #13
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Do y all think that 3.0 has less of a problem staying cool compared to the 4.3 refrigerator?
Wonder if the 30% smaller size makes it easier to cool down and keep cool....
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:07 AM   #14
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I do not know the answer, my old one had a 3.0 and no issues but if that is true, my new 6.3 may have trouble if size is an issue?
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:37 AM   #15
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Have spent the past week with similar issues. Drove from ID to OH with outside temps of 90-100 F in NE and IA. We have the 19 with microwave so the fridge is a smaller unit. Temps inside fridge were consistently 50 F +/-. I spoke with Reace several times and really didn't resolve the issue. If outside temps were 70-80 and inside of trailer was cool, temp inside fridge was 39-41. My impression is the unit is not capable of maintaining a temp differential of more than 30-40 F. If it's 100 outside, inside the trailer has to be as hot or hotter. I wondered about the amount of door insulation and think I will try hanging a sheet of bubble wrap from the freezer door extending to the bottom of the door. Will also try removing the freezer unit. We just went with an extra ice chest in the back of our TV and a 6 lb sack of ice every other day. We used propane when traveling and camped at Walmart with 110 V power every 3rd day or so. Also discovered AC works well but is unbearably noisy at night. Any tricks to keep trailer cooler inside when towing? We wondered about leaving Maxfan on low and having a window opened slightly to move some air through the trailer.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:01 PM   #16
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Have spent the past week with similar issues. Drove from ID to OH with outside temps of 90-100 F in NE and IA. We have the 19 with microwave so the fridge is a smaller unit. Temps inside fridge were consistently 50 F +/-. I spoke with Reace several times and really didn't resolve the issue. If outside temps were 70-80 and inside of trailer was cool, temp inside fridge was 39-41. My impression is the unit is not capable of maintaining a temp differential of more than 30-40 F. If it's 100 outside, inside the trailer has to be as hot or hotter. I wondered about the amount of door insulation and think I will try hanging a sheet of bubble wrap from the freezer door extending to the bottom of the door. Will also try removing the freezer unit. We just went with an extra ice chest in the back of our TV and a 6 lb sack of ice every other day. We used propane when traveling and camped at Walmart with 110 V power every 3rd day or so. Also discovered AC works well but is unbearably noisy at night. Any tricks to keep trailer cooler inside when towing? We wondered about leaving Maxfan on low and having a window opened slightly to move some air through the trailer.
I spent quite a bit of time with the Delorme installation & venting guide cleaning up the back side of my 5 cu ft refrigerator. I also added an interior fan that mounts on the cooling fins, added a layer of Reflex bubble wrap to the inside of the freezer door, a fan blowing out the top outside grill that I use when the temperatures are over 90°, and a layer of furnace filter to the lower outside access door which helped keep the flame from blowing out while driving. All in all, the improvements helped a great deal. I'm still not happy with temperatures over 100° while driving, but there are limits.

By the way, be sure you have enough air intake open if you are going to run the fan while traveling. I tried it & it quickly raised the refrigerator temperature - I suspect it pulled air out around the door seal. Shutting off the fan almost immediately lowered the temperature.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:38 PM   #17
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Sorry - I meant Dometic, not Delorme - a bit of a mind slip from a previous post...
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:31 PM   #18
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We removed the freezer housing in the standard 19' refrigerator and the fridge temp was 8 Degrees F cooler in 90 degree daytime temperature. The max temp was 37 degrees F. during the hot days.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:12 PM   #19
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do you mean the 6.7 unit now put in the 19'?
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:23 PM   #20
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