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Old 07-07-2011, 10:12 AM   #31
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I have to rely on my fans to circulate air and keep the fins mostly dry/frost free :-(.
I just ordered a pair of CPU cooling fans designed for installing inside a computer. There is a set of "instructions" floating around on the web for installing these as fans that move the air around the inside of the fridge, keeping temps more even, plus reducing condensation. They should be at the house when I return from this trip, so I'll get them installed, and let you all know how they work.

They also make a small "blue" fan (WalMart or Camping World) that runs on two C-cell batteries. They last a couple of seasons, before the condensation destroys the contacts and/or they just wear out.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:52 AM   #32
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I have a thermometer in mine so I know it is at temp or not - Camping world has these nice clip on skinny narrow thermometer's.
We have a wireless thermometer that we use to watch indoor and outdoor temperature of the trailer when we're camping. I usually place the outdoor transmitter on the tire or somewhere else that's convenient and shaded. When traveling, since I typically don't travel with the propane on, I'll throw the transmitter in the fridge or freezer and put the receiver in the cab of the truck so I can watch the temperature. I guess I could do the same occasionally when camping to make sure the fridge/freezer are within limits.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:56 AM   #33
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The fans I got I became aware of from these forums -- they're the ones from eBay for ~$15 (hook up to the fridge light and clip onto the fins at the back of the fridge compartment).

SORRY TO HAVE HIJACKED THIS THREAD....BACK TO TOPIC....
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:31 AM   #34
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herk7769, thanks for the info. My fridge is a Dometic DM2652RBFX, and doesn't appear to have the switch you indicate, and doesn't appear to have that feature. In my user manual, the "Climate Control System" is only indicated to apply to model NDM1062. (The manual you attached is for a model RM2652/RM2852, and has a 1995 date on it -- my manual has a 2009 date). Guess FR went for a cheaper fridge in my trailer, and I have to rely on my fans to circulate air and keep the fins mostly dry/frost free :-(.
Operation & Installation Manuals - Dometic

I could not find your manual.
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:49 AM   #35
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Please tell me that all of this "stuff" is covered in the owners manual so that I don't have to rely on the dealer for every detail.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:06 AM   #36
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I recently had an 'issue' with my water heater while trying to use 'electric mode'.

I don't remember them telling me that the WH switch that is on the main console inside, only controls the 'gas' mode. I was all 'wth' when the 'dsi flt' light kept coming on.

When I consulted the manual, there was very little information about running the WH and no mention of anything about using 'electric', let alone, how to run it on both 'electric and gas'.

We had no internet there so I had to wait until I got home to ask the guys/gals on here what to do.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:46 AM   #37
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Just recently camped with electric and wondered why the water heater kept running on propane as I kept hearing the exhaust come out the unit. Came on here to learn of the proper use of the electric and even pictures to show where the electric button with the wire through it was located. I found the walk through to be very basic and mostly information I already knew. I have learned far more from this forum and the knowledgeable people on it
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:32 AM   #38
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Where is thread about proper water heater use? I only use electric. Have I missed something also?
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:29 PM   #40
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Please tell me that all of this "stuff" is covered in the owners manual so that I don't have to rely on the dealer for every detail.
I am TRULY sorry to say, but this forum is pretty much your "Support after the sale." The "manual" is generic and the same pamphlet ships with all FR products Motor Home or camper.
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