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Old 02-18-2014, 06:20 PM   #21
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I think RV fridges are sort of like a pet that needs constant attention....
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:59 PM   #22
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I have noticed highs and lows on my thermometer that sometimes have a 20 degree differential in both freezer and refer sections.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:52 PM   #23
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Obviously we're doing something wrong ..... or right? 35 degrees celcius today, fridge on setting 5, awning down to shade fridge side, works just fine. Everything is cold, frozen stuff is still frozen. No thermometer, no cooler.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:23 AM   #24
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Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
35 degrees celcius = 95 degrees Fahrenheit
Where in the northern hemisphere could you be in Febuary at that temperature? Thankfully not Texas
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Very interesting thread. Made me go to my Dometic Model RM8551 users manual and that's when I discovered addendum #210 6513 97, date 2008-02-27, titled RM 8505 UL Forced Air Circulation.

Says, "Additional fans... the refrigerator is equipped with two fans for better air circulation. Fans are controlled by a thermostat so they switch on and off automatically." There's also a picture of the refrig. rear and arrows pointing to the two fans, which face the tubes.

Thus far no issues with cooling but have yet to deal with summer heat. Just in case, adding auxiliary fans is in my bucket ... but now... in light of this discovery ... hmmm.

Mine is the RM8551, Escape's standard model. The manual is same one for 6 different RM's, including mine. So why did I get this addendum. Must look into confirming if I got fans or not.
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:00 AM   #26
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Our fridge has a mind of its own. We barely kept food cold and had some spoilage at 88-92 last week with the sun on the door side of the trailer, running on propane.

We have moved twice since then and also bought a fridge thermometer at walmart.

Today we are at Saguaro NP outside Tuscon and the fridge on AC is at 38F, set at 4, with an outside temp of 86.

At least we can now monitor it, but it seems like it is all over the map.
We were in the same area over the weekend, Picacho Peak State Park. Fridge was set on 4 and running on AC and the temperature stayed in the mid-30's. At least in our case, performance has been pretty stable on both AC and propane and we've had no problems yet keeping stuff cold in the frig and frozen in the freezer.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:42 PM   #27
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We were in the same area over the weekend, Picacho Peak State Park. Fridge was set on 4 and running on AC and the temperature stayed in the mid-30's. At least in our case, performance has been pretty stable on both AC and propane and we've had no problems yet keeping stuff cold in the frig and frozen in the freezer.

Thanks Don,

Ours is working better now too, as it has been gradually emptied. I am wondering if we didnt over fill it.

Still not sure...
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Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
35 degrees celcius = 95 degrees Fahrenheit
Where in the northern hemisphere could you be in Febuary at that temperature? Thankfully not Texas
El Centro, California. Imperial Valley, just east of San Diego.
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:26 PM   #29
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Our fridge has continued to be all over the map temperature wise on LP, but stable on A/C.

Since returning home, our favorite trailer repair place told me dirt often gets where the propane flame is, remove the cover and blow it out with compressed air, then test it before spending any money on a thermostat or other repairs.
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