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Old 05-06-2013, 08:57 PM   #81
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Here are two photos. I pulled out the insulation a little from the right side to show you what it looked like. The main insulation is about an inch back from the end of the reefer. Note that my upper vent is lower than the one on the 15, for what reason I don't know.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:06 PM   #82
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Yes, I can see the foam in first picture. Since mine is a 19, my upper vent is way up high, by the roof so the refer is right between the two vents and my arms are short>>>I'll give it a try though.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:37 AM   #83
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Does the cooling problem occur when using the LP or 12V mode ?
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:59 AM   #84
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It was on all three for me. Heading out to higher temps this week-end, we'll see how effective it was.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:40 PM   #85
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:46 PM   #86
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Left White Lake Prov. Park (n> Ontario) this morning headed for Thunder Bay. Temps in the low to mid 30'sC. The 5.0 cu. ft fridge inour 19 is having a hard time keeping cold at these temps. We have it set to 6 for now and it's holding its own, so far.

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Old 11-13-2013, 01:07 PM   #87
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I see one installation mistake already, Dometic states in the pdf that the space above the refer should be blocked off from the rear to prevent hot air being trapped. In the 19', there is about 6" of open air space all the way to the rear, open. .
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After having problems getting the reefer temp down in 93 degree (F) weather last week-end, even when put on highest setting, I came home and checked out whether the back was properly blocked, as above. Nope, about a 2 inch gap above he reefer. ?
Does anyone know if fridges are still being installed with these gaps at the top? Dometic says there should be zero clearance at top and sides. I haven't noticed any posts commenting on the side gaps? J
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:23 PM   #88
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Depends on the trailer and refer. I believe Escape is now installing a lot bigger refer with the roof exhaust and Reace assured me there is little room for any gaps as the entire space is enclosed and insulated. If you do not get the larger refer then check with Escape.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:34 PM   #89
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Depends on the trailer and refer. I believe Escape is now installing a lot bigger refer with the roof exhaust and Reace assured me there is little room for any gaps as the entire space is enclosed and insulated. If you do not get the larger refer then check with Escape.
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I spent an afternoon adding upper and lower baffles to my 5 Cu Ft refrigerator installed in a 17B. In addition, I insulated around the top & sides, and completely sealed the back of the refrigerator using aluminum tape so that there is no path between the cooling area and the actual fridge. I placed a furnace filter inside the lower refrigerator outside door - a very open mesh filter that does not block air, but seems to help with wind.

I also added a fan (a photo for the fan I purchased on eBay) that helps distribute cooling air inside the refrigerator. It also keeps down frosting of the fins.

Since these additions, the refrigerator has worked well, both in 90°F weather and while driving. I'll have more to report once I hit temperatures over 100F...
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