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Old 07-14-2014, 07:29 AM   #31
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Reace, would it help to direct some of the air conditioned air from the interior of the trailer onto the back side of the fridge to compensate for the high exterior temperatures via a small louvre or a powered vent? If it was feasible, then at least those who had 120v power and air conditioning could maintain the fridge while parked.
I think that would be tricky when running on propane. There would be too many opportunities to get combustion exhaust in the living area. If these operated on 120V only, it might be helpful....but then we could just use 120V fridges which would be way better to start with.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:01 AM   #32
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How many folks are having fridge issues

I'm new to the single door fridges and have been reading all the diverse threads on cooling problems and the associated topics. Not to belittle the problem that some folks are having, obviously to them this is a huge issue as it would be to me. I'm Just wondering if this has gotten blown out of shape. So far we have add on fans behind the unit, up in the roof vent, battery jobs inside the unit as well as more or less permanently installed fans blowing on the fins.

Also wondering if we suffer from too much info. Thermometers that minutely measure and report highs and lows and our striving to get these to equal FDA suggested specs may be looking to get these units working better then they are designed to be. Kind of like striving to get my truck to meet the government standards of 23 mpg when I get 17.

Limited testing and a couple nights camping don't show one here, if I don't worry about staying at 38 degrees like the residential one does. 2014, 6.7

Polls don't work too well here but I'd like a show of hands one way or the other as to if you have an issue, please state fridge size and trailer year if you know it.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:25 AM   #33
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We've only had the frig for a month and for three weeks it was pretty cold outdoors. However, the last week has been very hot in Montana-- nineties, and the nights have not been cooling down so much. I've been watching the frig carefully and everything has been as cold as it should be and the stuff in the packed feeezer has stayed frozen. We have the "Texas" fan and we can't figure out if it has turned on or not in the heat, but so far so good.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:40 AM   #34
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:44 AM   #35
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I talked with Reace regarding an electrical isuue not related to fridge last Friday. He told me that there is a call on Dometic fridge related to 19 ft. He will send emails and video to those involved. Stay tune.

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Old 07-14-2014, 09:50 AM   #36
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I forgot to add that my heater chimney has been extended near the top vent to help prevent heat buildup.

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Old 07-14-2014, 10:08 AM   #37
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So far my 6.7 has been fine. No spoilage and the beer is always cold, but I'm adding the fridge fix not to make it cool better, but to enable it not to work so hard to keep it cold.
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:29 AM   #38
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I forgot to add that my heater chimney has been extended near the top vent to help prevent heat buildup.

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Dave, looks like you've done more to fix this issue than anyone I've seen. Maybe it's just a bad cooling unit? Hate to think of the cost of replacement, especially if you get the same problem.
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:32 AM   #39
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I forgot to add that my heater chimney has been extended near the top vent to help prevent heat buildup.

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Thanks for the very thorough description Dave. Perhaps we'll get a better test when we hit 100/100... that's 100 F & 100% humidity...

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Hi: padlin... I'm in the no issue camp too!!!
My Dr. says "one bottle a day" so I don't over fill the 6.7 cu. ft. in our new 5.0TA.
Ice is nice in a soda... and the only thing spoiled is ME!!! Alf
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