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Old 07-30-2006, 08:40 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Vince Brach
I have to ask--why are you using shore power for your Dometic? Mine works so well and so cheaply on propane that I don't bother with AC. Besides, since I'm using a generator, I try to save every ampere I can.
The short answer is because the DamnDometic is SO Smart that when I plug in to shore power it automagicly decides that switching of to AC is the thing to do, even if the fridge turns into a hot box. If there was a manual control on the fridge then this would be less of a priority. I agree that there are circumstances where leaving it running on gas are desired even when you have AC available. The Dorky Dometic has absolutely no control. Even On/Off really isn't as the Climate Control will continue to draw down the battery, not only to 9V like the 'control" but all the way to zero. When plugged in to shore power the fridge switches to that even if the temperature in the fridge starts to rise. Mechanically I think the Dometic great; the electronics are another mater. Fortunately at least the saftey controls on the propane seem to be have been left to an enginner that had some practical experience. The same can't be said for the project manager!

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Old 08-01-2006, 02:46 PM   #16
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So can anyone identify my mystery part (2 or 3 posts up) and tell me where it belongs?

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Old 08-03-2006, 09:16 PM   #17
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OK I figured out where the part belongs.

I went to the dealership in Irvine. Of the four trailers I looked at, two of them also had the part popped off. Being the nice guy I am, I fixed them no charge. If you have a one-door Dometic of recent vintage I'll bet yours is AWOL too. I mean how far have these trailers travelled and it's already popped off?!
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:07 PM   #18
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My 60 has a dometic RM 660 in it ,works good on shore power ,no problems ,but it works alot better and colder on propane for sure.Stays lit
on all our traveling on the road.the freezer kinda freezes ,so not cold enough
on a/c power.i may need to check it out further.I have read that alot of
RV fridges work much better on propane ,mine does .It does get cold on
a/c ,but I don't think cold enough for ice cubes or ice cream .


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