Originally Posted by Skelshy
According to dometic, my model has the feature, it can't be turned off, and is expected to draw 3.5 to 4A. There is no way to retrofit a switch.
This is going to be fun to explain. "We bought a generator to power the propane fridge"
They might be giving you their "standard" answer.
If there's no switch cut out they're gonna say no way to add a switch.
The heater is located behind the metal strip that separates the
top of the fresh food opening and the bottom of the freezer.
It's the area that's visible between the doors when they are closed.
We've never had a problem with condensation there but I can see
it might happen if you were in a very high humidity and not running your AC.
IF I were you and wanted to dry camp I'd not give up on Dometic.
I'd keep calling until I got to speak to an engineer not just some phone
That heater has wires and one of those wires can be cut, disconnected
or tapped for a hidden switch. You just need to talk to someone who
actually knows the location of the heater and routing of the wires
and where the heater is connected into your 12v supply.
I've NEVER had mine on so I would not hesitate to disconnect it if I were you.
The most you'll get is a few drops of condensation that you can wipe off
every once in a while when you open the door.
IF enough people complain about this issue they might revise this design.
But they will for sure help you around it if you are persistent and get the
right person on the phone.