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Old 08-21-2012, 09:31 AM   #21
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Re: Refrigerator not cooling on the road

Here are 2 more pictures of the screen baffle on my sold Lance trailer
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:35 AM   #22
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Re: Refrigerator not cooling on the road

Another option is a thermometer for your freezer and refer. It has remote sensors that will not only tell you current reading but also a min and a max reading. Thus it will record for you if your freezer starts to warm up while enroute. Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o06_s00_i00
Saves you having to do the penny trick. It also has an alarm which you can set for high/low- real nice and accurate. I mounted mine over the door (the display) and put the wireless probes in refer/freezer. You will need lithium batteries for the freezer, standard batteries will not work as well.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:46 AM   #23
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Re: Refrigerator not cooling on the road

Finally there is one more toy you can get, if you use your Iphone/Ipad on the road. Called IGrill and it is a application and a thermometer with 2 probes. Although it is advertised for grilling, I read where it will record down to -0-. Since it is blue tooth you may be able to monitor it from your tow vehicle. I have not tried the range on it to verify it can/will work. Here http://www.igrillinc.com
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:45 AM   #24
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Re: Refrigerator not cooling on the road

Although our 19 is at the storage place right now, I think the covers over the fridge vents are rivetted on. How do you get these off to attach screen baffles without doing major damage. I also don't have a rivet gun.

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Old 08-21-2012, 12:05 PM   #25
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Re: Refrigerator not cooling on the road

We had an issue with ours Dometic in our Airstream (Bambi).. After several attempts to get it fixed.. new controller board, adjusting the gas pressure in the line.. they had the fridge "condemned" and we got a new one.. that actually fixed the problem..

Our Fridge flame would actually go out in the middle of the night, not to mention while towing.. Our NorCal in the MH seems to be pretty rock solid compared to the Dometic..

I would ask the repair guy's what's the policy on "replacing" the whole thing..
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:11 PM   #26
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Re: Refrigerator not cooling on the road

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Although our 19 is at the storage place right now, I think the covers over the fridge vents are rivetted on. How do you get these off to attach screen baffles without doing major damage. I also don't have a rivet gun.

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The fridge vents are removable, the lower one has 2 plastic screws in upper corners. The upper have about 12 square head screws. I always install screening behind these vents to keep out insects and nest building. The screen may also help with other issues, try that before adding a baffle. They even sell screen kits for the refer vents, already precut. Here is one
http://www.amazon.com/Camco-42149-Fl.../dp/B0024E6UE0
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:25 PM   #27
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Re: Refrigerator not cooling on the road

Since I've had so much work done on the refrigerator, I can't be sure, but at the suggestion on one of the truck camper forums, I added a furnace filter to the inside of the lower vent. I used one of the 1/2" thick woven matt type. It seems to have helped in that the temperature is staying lower during driving. An inexpensive suggestion...
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:46 PM   #28
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great idea Jon, keeps the turbulence down and the refer stays on. Does it fit in the opening entirely to keep bugs out also?
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:55 PM   #29
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Re: Refrigerator not cooling on the road

I for one am real nervous about having my 5.0 with the 5.0 c/f Model RM2510 installed in it. I wonder how many there are in use in the world, not just in our Escapes. I sent Dometic service an e-mail about the history and performance of this model and as expected, received a vague reply that didn't match my inquiry. They indicated that there was no recall on this model. Although we have not had a problem yet with less than two months of ownership, I am expecting it. This is a problem that can add stress and take the fun out of a road trip. I have done everything possible to avoid a warm frig with extra insulation, cooling coil fan, inside fan, and temperature indication/alarm.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:06 PM   #30
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Re: Refrigerator not cooling on the road

sounds like you are on top of it, now enjoy it. hope to see one of those 5.0 one day
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