Baffle for 4.3 and 6.7 fridges - Page 2 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Community > Escape News
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-12-2014, 04:59 PM   #21
Commercial Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia
Trailer: All Escape(s)
Posts: 834
I am sorry for the delay on the baffle instructions. I recorded everything and now cannot find cord to get from camera to computer I will just take photos and post as originally planned.

Reace
__________________

reace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2014, 06:57 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Escondido, California
Trailer: 2012 Escape 19'
Posts: 947
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbryan4 View Post
Thanks for the info.

I read a very interesting article -- reads like a rant but the guy has some valid points, about how ammonia absorption refrigerators just don't last. He makes a point that a) rv refrigerator manufacturers don't provide the service needed, and b) that there would be a huge market for compressor type refrigerator manufacturers to make units designed to simply drop in and replace the absorption types:

RV Refrigerator Failures - RV Full Time
Wow! Great article. Thanks for sharing...I have a lot of battery capacity with 2 solar panels and just may do the unthinkable one of these days...
__________________

__________________
480 Amps 12VDC Battery Capacity,
350 Watts Adjustable Solar Panels,
2500 Watt Inverter;
"Want Some Ice Cubes?, "Want a Frozen Margarita?", Want a Jump?"
hotfishtacos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2014, 07:20 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Escondido, California
Trailer: 2012 Escape 19'
Posts: 947
That Whirlpool stainless 21 cu ft house fridge draws about 9 amps per day at 120 volts which I believe is the most energy efficient home refrigerator on the market....a real possibility for full-timers with multiple batteries, solar and an inverter.
__________________
480 Amps 12VDC Battery Capacity,
350 Watts Adjustable Solar Panels,
2500 Watt Inverter;
"Want Some Ice Cubes?, "Want a Frozen Margarita?", Want a Jump?"
hotfishtacos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2014, 10:38 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
dave macrae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: St.Albert, Alberta
Trailer: 21 ft November 17th
Posts: 847
Sorry , I have been away from wifi for several days . Reace did our baffle update while we were at the factory last Friday going over the build sheet for the new 21.
__________________
MacRae, 21ft
2016 GMC Yukon SLT
St.Albert Alberta
dave macrae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2014, 10:43 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Escondido, California
Trailer: 2012 Escape 19'
Posts: 947
Quote:
Originally Posted by dave macrae View Post
Sorry , I have been away from wifi for several days . Reace did our baffle update while we were at the factory last Friday going over the build sheet for the new 21.
Has Reace documented the baffle rework yet. He stated that he was going to post it here on the forum about 2 weeks ago. I am very anxious to see it..
__________________
480 Amps 12VDC Battery Capacity,
350 Watts Adjustable Solar Panels,
2500 Watt Inverter;
"Want Some Ice Cubes?, "Want a Frozen Margarita?", Want a Jump?"
hotfishtacos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2014, 11:07 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19, sold; 2019 Escape 21, Sept. 2019
Posts: 5,883
Ditto that. I was wondering if I'd missed it.

Ron
Ron in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 12:01 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
dave macrae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: St.Albert, Alberta
Trailer: 21 ft November 17th
Posts: 847
Not totally sure if he has documented it , all I seem to remember is that the clearance in the back of the fridge needed to be tightened up , by the time we had finished up with Tammy and gone for lunch they had it done . We were too busy with the build sheet stuff to pay attention to what they were doing with the fridge , it has helped a bit .
__________________
MacRae, 21ft
2016 GMC Yukon SLT
St.Albert Alberta
dave macrae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 06:33 AM   #28
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central, Pennsylvania
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 23,047
His last post was 7/12 here http://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f2...es-4161-2.html
__________________
Jim
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals....
Goethe
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 06:51 AM   #29
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Yellow Springs, Ohio
Trailer: 2013 Escape 19
Posts: 634
ETI sent me an email yesterday with photos of the step-by-step installation. I suggest contacting them to request a copy. I think it would be cumbersome to try posting it. Essentially, you pull the fridge, add some 1X1" strips for attaching the baffle (which is thin plywood) on the sides and bottom, attach the baffle, add fiberglass insulation on the sides and top, and reinstall. It looks like he has reduced the clearance significantly. He may do it an an hour, but it's going to be a half-day adventure for me, at least. I definitely plan to do it.
Parker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 07:02 AM   #30
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central, Pennsylvania
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 23,047
My question is how can one person remove that refer, alone, in such cramped space, work on it and then reinstall, all by themselves?? It would be nice if we had a table at the correct height, pull it out, work on and then slide it back it, but we do not have that luxury!!
__________________
Jim
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals....
Goethe
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 07:27 AM   #31
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Yellow Springs, Ohio
Trailer: 2013 Escape 19
Posts: 634
Exactly. It will take a second person to help pull it out. I'm thinking I'll put together some sort of stand for it to sit on. It would be nice to have the mattress off the bed (19' here) so I could put it there temporarily to get some working space. Maybe I can stand the mattress up on edge.

And to think I was contemplating building up some sort of baffle working between the top and bottom vents. Idle thoughts while driving along, not based in reality.....
Parker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 08:47 AM   #32
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: ottawa, Ontario
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19
Posts: 41
The question that begs to be asked is whether the fridge was installed as per
Dometic clearance requirements. My owners package did not come with the
installation manual for the fridge to check this. Also, I agree that the baffle
installation would be difficult for one person and definitely would require
more than one hour, at least for me and on the first time. Anxious to see how
this scenario develops.
robertg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 09:10 AM   #33
Commercial Member
 
tractors1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 - "Felicity"
Posts: 2,752
I'm in Chilliwack and I'll be at ETI in a couple of hours and see if I can get any pics to post...
__________________
Charlie Y

Need custom storage to your design? Don't drill holes!
www.RVWidgetWorks.com
tractors1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 10:10 AM   #34
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: N/A, Indiana
Trailer: Escape
Posts: 980
Can the frig fix information be separated from the poor cooling and baffle information ?
Reace's last post concerning the baffle performance, see post 20:
http://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f2...es-4161-2.html
__________________
"Never argue with an idiot. They only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." George Carlin
Jubal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 10:27 AM   #35
Senior Member
 
dave macrae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: St.Albert, Alberta
Trailer: 21 ft November 17th
Posts: 847
I don't want to speak for Reace here but the impression I got when we talked about it is that dometic changed or perhaps updated their specs and this baffle is to acomidate that
__________________
MacRae, 21ft
2016 GMC Yukon SLT
St.Albert Alberta
dave macrae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 10:52 AM   #36
Senior Member
 
Kountrykamper's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Middle, Tennessee
Trailer: 2017 Escape 19' #2
Posts: 1,442
I was going to post what ETI sent out but the file is to large (933kb) to upload to the forum (will only allow 400kb for PDF). I cant figure out how to reduce the size without lowering the resolution of the pictures and they need to be clear. It has several pictures and maybe that's why ETI has not posted it.

Maybe someone else that received it can do it.
__________________
Tom
Kountrykamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 11:00 AM   #37
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19, sold; 2019 Escape 21, Sept. 2019
Posts: 5,883
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kountrykamper View Post
I was going to post what ETI sent out but the file is to large (933kb) to upload to the forum (will only allow 400kb for PDF). I cant figure out how to reduce the size without lowering the resolution of the pictures and they need to be clear. It has several pictures and maybe that's why ETI has not posted it.

Maybe someone else that received it can do it.
I hope so, I'd really like to see it. My 19 is early 2014, about the time of the change, according so Reace's comment. I have no idea of whether or not my has it or doesn't.

Photos would be nice.

Ron
Ron in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 11:36 AM   #38
Senior Member
 
MyronL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: ..., New Mexico
Trailer: 2013 Esc19/'14 Silvrado
Posts: 3,451
"...My question is how can one person remove that refer, alone, in such cramped space, work on it and then reinstall, all by themselves??"

EXACTO-mundo! Easy my foot, and a great opportunity to seriously mar up the cabinetry.
__________________
Myron
"A billion here, a billion there...add it all up and before you know it you're talking real money." Everett Dirkson
MyronL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 12:26 PM   #39
Senior Member
 
Kountrykamper's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Middle, Tennessee
Trailer: 2017 Escape 19' #2
Posts: 1,442
I sent the file to Jon and he is going to post it on his website and supply a link.
__________________
Tom
Kountrykamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 01:43 PM   #40
Senior Member
 
Vermilye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oswego, New York
Trailer: 2017 Escape 21, 2018 Ford F150
Posts: 4,145
Escape Refrigerator Baffle Documents

I posted a copy of the Escape document in .pdf & .docx (Word) formats.
__________________

__________________
Jon Vermilye My Travel Blog
Travel and Photo Web Page ... My Collection of RV Blogs 2018 F150 3.5EB, 2017 21
Vermilye is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×