3 way fridge

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 15:13
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Hi all,I'm about to have installed a new dometic fridge model RM2350 into my caravan.Has anyone had any recent experience with this make and model?Would appreciate any opinions.
thankyou.kman
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Reply By: Member - Megan and Kevin D (AC - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 17:22

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 17:22
My advice is to check the latch or whatever holding mechanism it has. See if you can pull the door open without any effort - that is, without using any clip or latch etc that's provided. I am not sure if ours is the same model exactly, but ours does not stay shut on gravel roads. We are sometimes successful at keeping it shut by forcing a $2 coin in the gap near the opening clip/tab. Other than that, it works pretty well but we have a Waeco freezer in the car so only really use the fridge part of the Dometic.
Good luck.
Megan
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Follow Up By: kman1 - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014 at 12:45

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014 at 12:45
Thanks for that we also use a waeco as well.
kman
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Reply By: Erad - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 21:22

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 21:22
I have only recently installed a RM2350 into my caravan. It replaced a RM2330, which sadly died.

Externally and internally it is the same dimensions as the 2330 model. The gas pipe and all electrical connection lined up perfectly.

The door is arched outwards compared to the old model, and this slightly limits the opening of the door inside the caravan, but it is not really a problem. The catch on the door is a bit of a pill. It certainly is firm and would not vibrate open even if the caravan was flying upside down, but it is difficult for my wife to master one handed. She has to use 2 hands to open it.

The fridge certainly works better than the old one (even when it was working). It also flattened the battery in my tractor within 2 hours, so I have now bought a Frdige Switch to shut the 12V supply to the fridge down when the caravan is not moving. I am yet to fit it though.

Check the resistance of the electrical elements before you install it because it is a pain to do so afterwards if something is not working. From memory, it is 1 ohm on 12V and 300 ohms on 240 V. Note that on 12V, there is no thermostat - it goes all the time, whereas on gas or 240V the thermostat controls the temperature of the fridge.
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Follow Up By: kman1 - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014 at 12:49

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014 at 12:49
Thanks for the info.will advise installer to check the resistance of the elements.Also we have had a fridge switch fitted for several years and it has worked faultlessly.
kman
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Reply By: oldtrack123 - Friday, Jun 20, 2014 at 22:47

Friday, Jun 20, 2014 at 22:47
HI
Just make sure it is installed in FULL accordance with Dometic's INSTALLATION instructions
That includes :
Directly wired to the Crank battery with the heavy recommended cables

Correct gap,[as small as practical between the condenser fins & the Van wall.
No gaps around or above the fridge for hot air to collect
Bottom & top VENTS correctly located


PeterQ
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