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Old 07-04-2013, 01:39 PM   #1
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Help! What's a "sealing strip?"

I have a new Dometic rm2510 which just about fits in the hole in the cabinet where the PO removed the original fridge.

Question is, when installing - the guide tells me I need to place a length of sealing strip on the rear of the front frame and along the floor..


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Is this butyl tape? Foam gasket? Some RV-specific and surprisingly expensive part? Help!
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:41 PM   #2
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It was a foam gasket that came with my 2510, maybe 3/4" wide.

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Old 07-04-2013, 02:57 PM   #3
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There's some foam already stuck around the top and sides but not the bottom. Was there more with yours?


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Yes, it was a separate piece, not attached. Pretty sure it shipped to me with the foam strip inside the refer.

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Was that what you used on the floor as well?
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Mine did not come with a sealing strip either. Dometic said they do not provide this. I made my own using a piece of foam door weatherstripping. I installed it between the fridge and the cork floor. Details and photos in my fridge thread about baffling and sealing.

How is your new rm2510 doing?

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Yep, I just bought some door weatherstrip from home depot and stuffed that under the front.

So far fridge is performing very well - much better on propane than on 110v in fact. On our big two week trip we were in 100+ degree heat for most of the nights and it kept on trucking. I do think a fan to circulate the air might help it recover from opening the door though.

Did you add an exhaust fan to keep the air moving over the fins outside? I did notice the cupboard sides get kind of warm (hot) but not so bad as I was worried.

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No fan is needed- that means no fan noise and no battery energy used. My fridge is holding at 38 degrees while it is set on 2. It is running on propane. Warm cabinet is used to dry dish towels.

I love the efficiency of the rm2510. It uses no battery energy when running on propane. I know because I ran mine for two days last week with no ac or dc power connected.

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