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Old 07-15-2014, 12:20 AM   #91
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I may be wrong but so far the 17', the 15' and the 13' trailer with the fridge on the same side as the awning (for shade) don't seem to be having the problem with cooling.
Don't remember anyone with a 3.0 Dometic complaining about temperature; we never had a problem with ours- and used our awning once in 100+/- days. Bigger not always better of course.
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:29 AM   #92
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That's pretty much what I'm saying Rossue.
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:37 AM   #93
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It would be interesting to hear from any of the 17, 15 and/or 13 foot Escape Trailer owners on this topic.
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:45 AM   #94
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Does anybody think the fridge on the "no awning" side like the 5TA, the 21 and the 19 have more issues with cooling then the 17 or the 15 or 13?

Just asking.
Is it possible to run a forum survey maybe asking if you have experienced refrigerator cooling problems while camping in hot areas and then somehow add trailer type
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:11 AM   #95
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Hi lefttee,
Can you recall what your temperatures were, fridge setting, any mods? Any details might help us help you. There are some things you can do and check which might improve your refrigerator performance. The power of sharing detailed experience and knowledge on this forum is often priceless.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:47 AM   #96
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Traveling on 90+ days our 5 cf frig has no trouble maintaining 50 if I set the control all the way over.

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Old 07-15-2014, 09:52 AM   #97
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Good morning Dave and Sandy...
As of now everything is "stock"... just as it came from the factory except for the baffle in the back of the fridge that we removed per Reace's instructions. That made little if any difference. I picked up a small interior fan yesterday and may consider a fan for the coils and space behind the fridge. I haven't made time to get the manifold pressure checked yet. We are headed for Glacier and parts north next Monday and temps are 80+. I expect a rerun of our experience last summer. Appreciate the collective wisdom on the forum. I suspect the real issue is the technology. Always harder to find a cure when you have to treat the symptoms and not the disease.
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there seems to be two common denominators here. The cooling issue, so far, seems to be with:
1) the larger fridge...4.3 & 6.7
2) fridge on the sun exposed side ...opposite side of the awning.
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:31 AM   #99
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Traveling on 90+ days our 5 cf frig has no trouble maintaining 50 if I set the control all the way over.
Not exactly a ringing endorsement.
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