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Old 06-01-2016, 10:36 AM   #341
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I really don't have a issue with FR or Primetime, I have a HUGE issue with the Dealership network with I could care less attitude and I am not getting paid for my troubles attitude. I am realistic about repairs and the knowledge of how things work and repairs. But being a automotive technician for over 36 years and treating customers the way this industry does, we all would be in Horse and buggy still. Very sad.
I took my ASE Master card out of my wallet, put it on the counter in front of the guy and informed him that I could run rings around his "techs" any day, so they should stop screwing around.

Very sad indeed, it astonishes me.
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Old 06-01-2016, 11:24 AM   #342
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We are on our 3rd Rockwood RV. Our luck has been very good. All three are from different dealers and we have had no major complaints. Dealers are all within 50 miles. We will not buy anything but Rockwood, and all have been brand new. The quality and workmanship is in our opinion a couple steps above some of their other brands, as they say, "you get what you pay for"!
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:48 PM   #343
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Kinda..... Sorta Happy

So we just got back from our swing through the NW... Nebraska, Wyoming, Yellowstone for a week, Spokane, Portland, Oregon coast near Newport (which was amazing and we'll be back) then a week in Orofino, ID for salmon fishing and then home via Montana/South Dakota. Over three weeks on the road and no new issues to report.

Clocked 5500 miles, most of which were towing. Happy to report no tire problems. Wheels and brakes ran just barely warm to the touch. Tires got a bit warm but not hot. Yes, I'm that kook in the right lane driving 62 on the 80 MPH interstates. I have the "undersized" Constancy 14 inch tires and wheels on my outfit which others have raised concerns about.

My remaining unsolved issue is that the refrigerator will not stay cold as we travel from place to place. It cools like crazy on propane if we are stopped but won't while moving.

Major hassle to have to tote along an ice chest to transport perishables.

My first TT... a bit of an entry level model, had no such trouble.

Anyone else experience this problem? If so, what did you do?

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Old 06-01-2016, 02:28 PM   #344
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What fridge? On our maiden voyage in our Roo 23WS with the Dometic DRM702 leads me to believe they are a piece of junk. The temp fluctuates and the electric heating element on ours fried on our firsr trip. No wonder they are being used as they cost about $900 as opposed to others that are closer to $1500. Get what you pay for I guess. I never had any issues with Norcold or Atwood fridges we had. I am already having my doubts about this Dometic. You shouldnt have to add fans and make mods to get them to work correctly, especially if not in a slideout. I never had to with other brands.
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Old 06-01-2016, 03:06 PM   #345
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Yes,

I forgot to mention the large temperature fluctuations.

Well, it's probably what I was fearing..... this fridge is just not a good brand and even though I have the extended warranty, the problem is not one that can be fixed. Just junk.

Thanks for your comment, Mr. H
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Old 06-01-2016, 03:24 PM   #346
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My remaining unsolved issue is that the refrigerator will not stay cold as we travel from place to place. It cools like crazy on propane if we are stopped but won't while moving.

Major hassle to have to tote along an ice chest to transport perishables.
Are you turning off your propane when you get ready to leave a campsite? If so, that is your issue. Your Refer will only cool when underway by using the propane.
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Unless the burner is getting blown out. I have seen a few here that have their's get blown out while moving from the wind.

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Are you turning off your propane when you get ready to leave a campsite? If so, that is your issue. Your Refer will only cool when underway by using the propane.
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Unless you have a foldable camper or truck camper, you have a 2 way fridge.
The only way to keep it cool while traveling, is to run it on propane.
Our Dometic is not junk and it's worked perfect for nearly 10 years.
We often run it on propane while traveling.
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:06 PM   #349
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I took my ASE Master card out of my wallet, put it on the counter in front of the guy and informed him that I could run rings around his "techs" any day, so they should stop screwing around.

Very sad indeed, it astonishes me.
Just FYI, I re-certified on a few of mine and hadn't received my new wallet card (Im an ASE Master truck tech with an L2 Cert) and I was told they discontinued the wallet card. I'm telling everyone I know to call ASE and tell them just how valuable those cards are for THIS exact reason. I've done this multiple times.
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Unless you have a foldable camper or truck camper, you have a 2 way fridge.
The only way to keep it cool while traveling, is to run it on propane.
Our Dometic is not junk and it's worked perfect for nearly 10 years.
We often run it on propane while traveling.
That may be the case but the Dometic model I am referring to is the"Renaissance Series" Model DMR702. You can't make a comparison on anything made today to 10 years ago. I didnt do my homework. I probably would have taken issue with it if I would have. The Dometic DMR702 is made in China. You can't find much info such as a parts breakdown at Dometic, and when you take a good close look at the cooling unit and compare it to a Norcold, Atwood, or even the new generation Dometic it just screams cheap. I cant find much tech info on it but I sure can find plenty of complaints.

Its the first fridge I have had that after 2 days into the 1st trip the element shorts out. When something retails for over $500 less than its counterparts there is usually a reason and its not because they found some new technology which makes it work better. Maybe after replacing the element and if it works flawlessly for awhile, I may think otherwise but my initial experience leads me to think otherwise. In hindsight I would of gladly paid more to get the Atwood Helium.
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