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Old 12-03-2015, 02:43 AM   #31
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And how did that work out for you? I'm probably going to do the same thing; that antenna that came with ours is pretty useless, but I was hesitant to replace it, the reason being I didn't want to mess with the integrity of the water-proof installation. For the time being we've just been using our portable satellite radio receiver, but I would like to be able to receive local FM stations.

What antenna is Rockwood using? The wire Jensen one with the spring base about 30" high? If so they usually work well. What I have seen is when they install them they do not push the connections in all the way. I have had that twice now on two different brands of RV's
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:39 AM   #32
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And how did that work out for you? I'm probably going to do the same thing; that antenna that came with ours is pretty useless, but I was hesitant to replace it, the reason being I didn't want to mess with the integrity of the water-proof installation. For the time being we've just been using our portable satellite radio receiver, but I would like to be able to receive local FM stations.
Works great now but you have to activate the antenna\TV switch. I forget that from time to time.
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Old 12-05-2015, 09:17 PM   #33
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What antenna is Rockwood using? The wire Jensen one with the spring base about 30" high? If so they usually work well. What I have seen is when they install them they do not push the connections in all the way. I have had that twice now on two different brands of RV's
My antenna is about 6-8" long when extended.
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my antenna is about 6-8" long when extended.

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Old 01-17-2016, 11:42 AM   #35
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Old 01-17-2016, 11:50 AM   #36
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Well I have been incredibly busy and have not had time to reply or update but here go's again..., sorry..My fridge is a DRM702 with the funky blue light, I had a Norcold in my Jayco, it had no fans and worked flawlessly even in subzero temps until finally the heating element went out, I replaced it and the board went out, it was a 2006 had very heavy use but never any issues.

The DRM 702 has two (I would call) CPU Cooling fans at the top of the fridge, they are not accessible without pulling the fridge, they are very noisy and you have to get used to the sound...its irritating. The cooling issues continue as I have not had the time to dig into it. The dealer thinks it’s a thermistor and ordered one from the factory, it has arrived, he stated I could carefully using a mouse (electrical term for string) pull it through the back, use the mouse to pull the new one through and hook it up. Unfortunately I cannot get any movement in the wire where it goes through the back of the fridge, I'm going to try again today and see what happens.
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ON LP fridge will cool

on electric it's intermittent, sometimes its cold (freezer 3 degrees fridge 34) but it will warm up to 45 degrees in the fridge while maintaining 11-15 degrees in the freezer, it will eventually cool down again but I can't tell how long the temps are remaining above 40 degrees which is not good.

The fans have also stopped turning on, this is something I can’t find any documentation on, currently outside air temps are not getting above 32-35 degrees during the day and overnight it's 28-30 degrees, I don't know if there is a temp range at which the fans will or will not turn on/off. In the summer, they were on every 30 minutes...or so

Another light has burned out and one in the bathroom is beginning to flicker so I know it’s only a matter of time.

Interestingly enough, I don't know if I can post pictures here but I have taken thermal images of my trailer, I'm waiting for the rain to stop to do the outside, very clearly you can see the support systems in the undercarriage and the insulated roof structure, the seals were better than I expected, I was looking for obvious places to plug and didn't really find any. Anyway, if someone wants to see them, private message me with an address and I'll send them along
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In response to some of the other posts I'll be a little more detailed about a couple of things,

all of the dirt I was speaking of was made during the manufacture process, there was no thought to clean up anywhere the customer "wouldn't normally see" but once you start fixing things, you sure find the mess.

Electrical, so, I'm 30 amps, I have one space heater I use, its a pelonis oil radiator type that I never use on high, only medium and the thermostat is set halfway. It's in the bedroom and does a great job.
In the morning if I have the fireplace with heater going and nothing else on but lights and that space heater and I start to use an iron, I lose power on the 15a breaker, I've tried to plug in in elsewhere bit does not seem to matter where I plug in. I have learned to live with it. you can't in the 30 amp coaches anyway, seem to run very much, not sure I can ever do anything about that.
If the fireplace and wall plugs are all on the same circuit and its only 15 amp I would expect to have a limited number of appliances I can use at one time, I can see arguments on both sides of this coin, Maybe it should have been wired differently however, it is a recreational vehicle right?

If I figure out the fridge I'll post it here..thanks again to all for the comments and I apologize for not replying right away, life takes over ya' know...
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correction, fridge is dmr702 not drm
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Old 01-17-2016, 12:55 PM   #39
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Why not add another dedicated circuit from outside to inside? In the desert at night here, it get cold. I'm in a 30 amp rv, water heater, tv, micro when needed, any light or combination of all lights (led's), vacuum cleaner, perc. type coffee pot.....not a problem. I use 1 dedicated circuit for 1500 watt heater, and the other to supply power to slide area that uses the pedestal ( both these do) 20 amp plugs. Also, on factory circuit, have an oil filled heater on high every evening and all night long, and fridge is on elec.
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Why not add another dedicated circuit from outside to inside? In the desert at night here, it get cold. I'm in a 30 amp rv, water heater, tv, micro when needed, any light or combination of all lights (led's), vacuum cleaner, perc. type coffee pot.....not a problem. I use 1 dedicated circuit for 1500 watt heater, and the other to supply power to slide area that uses the pedestal ( both these do) 20 amp plugs. Also, on factory circuit, have an oil filled heater on high every evening and all night long, and fridge is on elec.
I'll look into it, how did you actually add the dedicated circuits?
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