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Old 11-06-2014, 01:17 PM   #1
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Exploding Refrigerators

Exploding RV Refrigerators Spark A War Among Plaintiff Lawyers

I have a Dometic.......but saw this today and thought I might give a heads up to y'all.
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:29 PM   #2
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Doemetic here.

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Old 11-06-2014, 01:37 PM   #3
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Holy moly...I wonder if that statement was true about 3-5 burning up a week. (Mine have always been Dometic.)
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:40 PM   #4
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Dometic has had the same problems unfortunately.
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:02 PM   #5
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Dometic has had the same problems unfortunately.
The article even states that they have been the subject of lawsuits and HTSA recalls for what one is led to believe similar issues.
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:16 PM   #6
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Dometic has had the same problems unfortunately.
Please don't make blanket statements like this, unless you let us know where you get your information from. If you have reference material for Dometic owners to read post it here, otherwise be careful about making unsubstanciated statements. If, however you do post something here regarding Dometic refrigerators, I await your subsequent post to evaluate your statement. Thanks.
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:26 PM   #7
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I wonder if there is a periodic inspection that could be performed to determine if the weld area on the tubing is nearing the failure point. If I had one of these refrigerators, I would like to know that there is some preventative maintenance that I could perform or have performed.
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:33 PM   #8
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From the article:

Yet the company hasn’t changed the design that a Thetford employee acknowledged in testimony lies at the heart of the problem, a metal boiler tube that can crack, allowing flammable gases to escape. (Sweden’s Dometic Group makes refrigerators with a similar design, which have also been the subject of lawsuits and an NHTSA recall.)
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:42 PM   #9
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Please don't make blanket statements like this, unless you let us know where you get your information from. If you have reference material for Dometic owners to read post it here, otherwise be careful about making unsubstanciated statements. If, however you do post something here regarding Dometic refrigerators, I await your subsequent post to evaluate your statement. Thanks.
Are you serious?!?!

http://www.dometic.com/enus/Americas...l-Information/


Here is a hint, they ain't recalling them because they don't cool well enough.

Is that "substantial" enough for you?
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:28 PM   #10
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WOW I just checked my Dometic and it is on the recall list so now I guess I have to drag it to the nearest Dometic dealer and get it fixed...
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