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Old 09-25-2022, 08:26 AM   #1
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Refrigerator replacement

I have been looking at new refrigerators but it seems that the DM2662 is no longer made, replacement seems to be the Model DM2672, I haven't gotten a response from dometic on this yet.

Looked at replacing the refrigeration unit but can't be ensured its not from the X series so don't want to spend $750.00 on something that's going to fail in a few years again, any suggestions?

Has anyone installed an electric only unit in their camper?
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Old 09-25-2022, 09:58 AM   #2
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I have been looking at new refrigerators but it seems that the DM2662 is no longer made, replacement seems to be the Model DM2672, I haven't gotten a response from dometic on this yet.

Looked at replacing the refrigeration unit but can't be ensured its not from the X series so don't want to spend $750.00 on something that's going to fail in a few years again, any suggestions?

Has anyone installed an electric only unit in their camper?
I have a electric Dometic 35 liter portable compressor fridge/freezer in my Honda Odyssey van which gets transferred to the Pick up when we tow the Scamp on any trips. It has been working great for six years now. It lives in the van and runs every time we start the van up to go anywhere. We got it when we were RV-less and took the grand kids on a big trip to Yellowstone. When my 2006 Scamp's refrigerator dies (and it on it last legs) I definately plan on replacing it with a truck or RV compressor refrigerator. The ones they are making today don't use that much amperage. But not worried about that cause I running two 100 Ah 12 V LiFePO4 Deep Cycle Battleborn batteries.
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Old 09-26-2022, 12:34 AM   #3
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I had replaced our Scamp refrigerator with a Novakool 12 volt only. It had more internal space and did great with a 100 watt renogy solar panel and one marine battery. We now have a 12 volt only Truckfridge in our Lil Snoozy with a 160 watt Renogy solar panel and 400 watts of Renogy lithium iron batteries., because I run our microwave and electric water heater off our 3000 watt pure sine wave inverter as well.
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Old 09-26-2022, 09:20 AM   #4
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Just for extra information my paperwork on the 25RQ listed the dm2662lbx as the equipment onboard, it’s actually a DM2852, just saying check the information on the fridge.
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Old 10-01-2022, 12:41 PM   #5
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Yes,, I installed a Nova Kool electric-only compessor driven fridge in our 17' Casita. Best mod I ever made.
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Old 10-07-2022, 01:42 PM   #6
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What exact model Nova Kool refrigerator did you put in your 17ft Casita? Thanks
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Old 10-07-2022, 04:20 PM   #7
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R5810, 5.8 cu ft. I did a report on the Casita Travel Trailer Forum.
Search for New Compressor Refrigerator. Old Dometic R.I.P. on the appliances sub-forum.
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Old 10-10-2022, 05:32 AM   #8
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Now that Iím home Iíve had more time to check out the refrigerator. Sat morning I turned it on with using propone then disconnected the thermistor, Sunday morning it was 10 degrees. Doesnít this point to the thermistor being bad?
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Now that Iím home Iíve had more time to check out the refrigerator. Sat morning I turned it on with using propone then disconnected the thermistor, Sunday morning it was 10 degrees. Doesnít this point to the thermistor being bad?
You can check the resistance (ohm's) across the thermistor to see if it's good. For a RM2612 this is how you check it according to the Service Tips doc:

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Disconnect the thermistor harness from the P2,
2-pin terminal on the lower circuit board. Place
the thermistor in a glass of ice water, approximately
33įF to 35įF. Wait 2 to 3 minutes. You
should get a reading of approximately 7,000 to
10,000 ohms.
Which unit do you have? Can you find the Service Tips doc for it? Good luck.
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Old 10-10-2022, 11:36 AM   #10
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Yes

I have one Iím going to do the same thing this weekend with the AC side of power. I had tried this before but most likely didnít wait long enough. This is when Iíll get the multi meter out.
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