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Old 09-09-2015, 02:12 PM   #1
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Dometic RM211

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I've removed the Dometic RM211 from our 1978 Trillium. It is in good condition and worked on propane and 110. I did not have luck with it on 12V.

I found it to be fine at outside temps to about 75 or 80. When it got warmer than that, internal temps climbed to the high 40s. Because of this, I have decided to try a compressor fridge.

Make me an offer; I'd like it to find a happy home.

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Old 09-09-2015, 02:19 PM   #2
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It is possible to add fans, between the upper and lower external vents, that blow up. This will improve your high ambient temperature performance.
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:22 PM   #3
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California road trip, Dave?
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:41 PM   #4
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Maybe one day, but not for a fridge.

BTW, The fact that it doesn't work on 12 VDC would be of no consequence to me. I would not run it on 12 VDC.
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Old 09-09-2015, 04:27 PM   #5
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Thanks, David.

I had a small fan and I installed some baffles ... in my 80 degree garage, I still saw consistent high 40s, as I played around with it hoping to make some improvements. The freezer section was typically around 20 to 25 and sometimes as low at 10 to 15(degrees F). I did have some water in the fridge for thermal mass and even put a frozen quart bottle in it at one point.

The fridge worked great on two cool weather camp trips (Ore in early June and Utah in early November) but this year's trip to Idaho seemed to be too much for it.

Come on out ... she's in great shape and your'e just the kind of owner needed!
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:28 AM   #6
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Tom: Have you sold this refrigerator yet? I would be interested if you would be willing to ship.
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:46 AM   #7
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Just a quick note. Though my fridge worked on propane, results were not stellar; upper 40's to mid 50's in temps above 80.

Cleaned the jet. Made a huge improvement.

Yes the jet looked clean, but it doesn't take much of anything to dramatically reduce the area of a #45 jet.
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:49 PM   #8
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Thanks for your interest. I'm not sure about shipping ... seems like it would be pretty expensive and the ammonia might be an issue, but...

If you would like to look into the ammonia issue with UPS, I would be game to give it a try. I would think the weight is about 50 lbs. The fridge is 18.25" front to back, 19.125" wide, 21.75" tall ... so add a few inches in each direction for some padding and let me know what you think it will cost and if that's ok with you.

Thanks,

Tom

(Appreciate the jet cleaning tip, but I've got my eye on a compressor fridge that I hope I can afford next spring.)
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Old 10-30-2015, 01:43 PM   #9
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Tom, if you still have the fridge, I may be interested. How far from Sacramento are you?
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Old 11-02-2015, 11:45 AM   #10
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Hi Mark,

I'm in South Lake Tahoe .... sounds like we should be able to connect!

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I sent you a PM Tom.
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:22 AM   #12
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What compressor fridge are you looking at Tom... I've got a 211 in my '77 that has similar issues, i.e., 12v works, but draws the battery down in a day, propane freezes everything. Did you find one that fits your 4500?
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The fridges installed in a 4500 were either an RM36, then the RM360. According to an old Norcold conversion chart:
RM36 29¾" x 20½ x 21-3/8"
RM360-361 29¾" x 20½" x 21¼"

Their current replacements are: Norcold N305/N306.
They use to make: Norcold N300/N300.3/N302/N302.3
These are all 29¾" x 20½" x 21-3/8"

It looks like the Nova Cool R4500 is also similar dimensions.
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:57 AM   #14
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Fridge Sold

Mark came and picked it up. Great to see it in the best of hands!

David, the fridge in my 4500 was a 211. I guess somebody could have replaced it along the way but it sure seemed original.

As for a replacement fridge, I've pretty much convinced myself the only that will fit from a depth perspective is an Isotherm Cruise Elegance 49 qt.

I'll post up some pics when I finally get to it ... still thinking in the spring but a good deal may change that! I missed an opportunity to get one at Defender for well under $800.

Thanks, Tom
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