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 6/24/2014 5:39 AM
 
 Modified By NorCalPoly  on 6/24/2014 4:41:09 AM

I think your problem is the dealer your talking to.

These fridges last a long long time..... There are simple causes of failure and simple maintenence and repairs..... If the magic smoke gets let out they can be repaired with the right knowledge and equipment.... but few technicians know how to do anything other than replace the whole unit and most rv places will just sell you a new unit.....

I have learned how to do the repairs and have started a business of repairing them because of the unscrupulous ones who take advantage of good people..... everyone knows rv'ers get fleeced because they are away from home and captive buyers.....

These types of refrigerators were the first ever to be designed and sold they last a long time if cared for properly and because there are no moving parts ..... soon I will be building replacement units from higher quality parts than those now available....

It's easier to do the right thing and being honest you don't have to remember what lies you told character is doing the right thing when no one is watching

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 8/29/2014 2:31 PM
 

The biggest problem is that really most of these Dometic units will not work at altitudes above 5500 feet. Manuafacturers and dealers know this but they are not required to disclose these limitations. It may not be a problem for those that camp a lower elevations, but for those that live or often camp in the Rocky Mountain states this is a real rip-off. In those places most of the camping is "dry" i.e. no electricity. So since Dometic does not provide anyway of adjusting for higher altitudes the refrigerators will not work. Since and manufactures do not disclose this during the purchase experience. If you buy an RV with a Dometic or Norcold refrigerator prepare to be screwed. You will not know until you camp at a higher elevation or happen to read the disclaimer deeply buried in a Norcold or Dometic manual that you will not see until you take delivery. Its almost criminal.

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