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Old 08-22-2005, 02:25 PM   #15
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Thay just said "to Dangerous". I just called Dometic Home Office. thay still make it. thay said that a new one to them "To Dangerous" then I told them that it was Camping World, all thay siad was "O-WELL"
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Old 08-22-2005, 03:44 PM   #16
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BY the way - are auxillary venting fans still recommended for gas reefers? When I use mine it takes the fridge down another 5 degrees or so. I recently replaced the still functional original fan. The old fan had just too much blade whir. A 4" PC from Radio Shack did wonders!
In hot weather, a vent fan is always worthwhile.

It doesn't have to be a big or noisy fan. After all, the refrigerator is designed to operate with thermal airflow only. Even the little solar fans provide a real cooling boost.

The boost you get somewhat depends on the individual trailer model, also. My 28' has real good thermal airflow while my 25' did not. The wood box around the microwave in the 25' badly restricted airflow while the 28' has notning mounted above the refrigerator.
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Old 08-22-2005, 03:47 PM   #17
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What did they say was too dangerous? The multiple system or gas operation?
Camping World is a poor place to go for advice. They push what they happen to have available and disparage anything else.
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Old 08-22-2005, 09:39 PM   #18
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Camping Wold going to the last place I go for parts. I called all over here it Bremerton and around Tacoma, WA. Ever one tells Me that there is no one Make a 3-Way Refrigertor that well go in the replaces of RM100 hole. Can you give Me the number of the 3-Way Refrigertor go's in the hole?? I have a 1982 31ft. Airstream.

Thank's for the help. I'm just lost on this one. It's getting to be a big deal. I was thinking that all I had to do was just call and it was a done deal but it's not!
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Camping Wold going to the last place I go for parts. I called all over here it Bremerton and around Tacoma, WA. Ever one tells Me that there is no one Make a 3-Way Refrigertor that well go in the replaces of RM100 hole. Can you give Me the number of the 3-Way Refrigertor go's in the hole?? I have a 1982 31ft. Airstream.

Thank's for the help. I'm just lost on this one. It's getting to be a big deal. I was thinking that all I had to do was just call and it was a done deal but it's not!
I had a heck of a time trying to figure out what you are saying here. May I suggest reading and editing your posts before sending. From what I understand most newer units dont offer the 3-way option. I suggest you find an older working RM100 if you really insist on the 3-way. Btw I have never found my 12 volt option to work that well anyway.
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:21 AM   #20
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I drew the black marble again

My trailer was supposed to be ready today with the replacement refrigerator. Only two things went wrong:
  • They sent the wrong refrigerator.
  • The shippers dropped the new refrigerator in the corner and bent it severely.

The refriegrator that came was the all-black model for the CCD line instead of the stainless front that I had. I suggested that the dealer simply switch the doors, but the new box was bent too severely to install. I wouldn't want the all-black model in my trailer, anyway.

The replacement is due at the dealer the 26th. They will install it that day, test it overnight, and I will pick up the trailer Saturday the 27th or Monday the 29th at the latest. Kind of tight for an 8/31 departure, but I have no choice.

If things fall through again, we'll take a cooler and dry ice. Big thing is to keep the insulin cool.
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:13 AM   #21
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If things fall through again, we'll take a cooler and dry ice. Big thing is to keep the insulin cool.
I rooting for ya that your new fridge will get installed in time.

If the fridge has been removed, skip this paragraph:
While we were waiting for our new one, I used the old one as an ice box, just put the ice in the crisper drawers, and put the stuff that had to stay cold on the ice. Dry ice is great if you can get it since it evaporates instead of melting, so you can put it up top.
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Old 08-23-2005, 01:57 PM   #22
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If the fridge has been removed, skip this paragraph:
The old fridge is still in place; they noticed the problems before they removed it. If the new one is late, I'll use dry ice on the top shelf wrapped in newspaper and run the little battery fan inside to circulate the air. The number of newspaper layers on the dry ice allows me to roughly adjust the temperature in the box.

This is a fairly short trip and the main thing is to keep some insulin cool and a few cool drinks for pit stops on the road. A bonus is keeping some breakfast makings cool since we will be eating most other meals out.
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Old 08-23-2005, 05:18 PM   #23
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Geez, for all the trouble some folks seem to have with these propane fridges, why not replace with an apartment sized 120 vac unit? I was disappointed to find one in ours when we bought it, but after reading all the complaints and problems folks seem to have with them, I am sure glad I have one in mine. They cool down a lot faster than a gas unit , too. If you want to get fancy, and are going on a long trip, just run the EU2000i in the bed of the truck and run an extension cord to the trailer.
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My 27 year old frig seems to be working fine; however, I lived in fear of it not getting cold on LP or electric. It also took such a long time to cool down that food needed to be stored in an ice chest until it cooled enough to be safe. I got two fans to put in the bottom of it, which has helped a lot. BUT, we also bought a small frig at Lowe's that is , of course, electric. It fits between the front couch and the cabinet, doubling as a little table when you sit on the couch. There is only my husband and me, so we decided to use the middle bed and put in this frig. for peace of mind. It worked wonderfully for us and even makes ice. We can still sit on the front couch with it in place, and could pull out the bed any time we wanted to move the frig out. We love it. With two refrigerators, we have lots of room.
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By the way, I found Camping World to be not helpful at all last week end when my A/C quit. They told me it would cost $700. to fabricate a new "pan" for an Airstream, PLUS the cost of the new Coleman. I called Inland RV. They told me to get a Carrier. Camping World would not install a Carrier. A small RV repair shop told me "sure we install Carrier on old Airstreams all the time". They had it done in one day. I was ready to pay for that new "pan" until I talked to Inland. I wonder if CW knew the answer to my problem and just didn't want me to know?
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I called Inland RV. They told me to get a Carrier. Camping World would not install a Carrier. A small RV repair shop told me "sure we install Carrier on old Airstreams all the time". They had it done in one day. I was ready to pay for that new "pan" until I talked to Inland. I wonder if CW knew the answer to my problem and just didn't want me to know?
I installed the Carrier AirV by myself. I even had to cut the hole in the roof. The pictures of my installation are n my Member Photos section. The modification that has to be made to the Carrier is MINOR. So minor that it should be considered an after-thought.
If you need a GOOD A/C at a very reasonable price check out this link: http://www.airforums.com/forum...ad.php?t=16177
If you need any help let me know!
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Old 08-23-2005, 08:40 PM   #27
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Sorry "jaiman" I just said as I see it and short. Next time I'll nake it longer.
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Old 08-26-2005, 05:14 PM   #28
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In and being tested

My (2nd) new refrigerator arrived at the dealer at 3:30 this afternoon and was installed by 4 PM. They will test it overnight and I will pick it up in the morning when they open at 9AM.

I saw the first replacement still sitting in the shop which had been dropped on a corner. It was the all-black model used in the CCD and I would not have been happy with it. My old (and new) one has the stainless steel front.

Now I can leave for Eureka Springs early next week with a functioning refrigerator.
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