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Old 07-23-2008, 07:10 PM   #46  
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you should contact dometic and ask them if you should have been billed for any part of that. it does sound as though camping world ripped you off.
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:27 AM   #47  
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I can't get the link to work so I
can check mine.
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:06 AM   #48  
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They changed things and extended the recall thru September 2006 units
http://www.dometic.com/enus/Americas...l-Information/
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:32 AM   #49  
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Thats what i needed!
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:47 PM   #50  
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Sorry Guys I havn't been keeping you updated very well.

The recall does indeed extend through September of 2006 (I didn't know this since Dometic didn't send my shop the updated recall info) They have also added serial numbers to the list so if you have an old unit that had a serial # outside of the recall chances are it is under the recall now.
http://www2.dometicusa.com/recall.php

For those of you who have not had this done DO IT. It is free to you and shouldn't take the shop very long at all. If the shop charges you to do it notify dometic because that is highly illegal to charge you extra for a recall.

Sadly Dometic is no longer replacing the Cooling units when they fail, last time I tried to replace one for a customer I got told that they should have bought an extended warranty. So if you have a unit that is under the recall I would be building a nest egg to replace the unit because from what I've found its not a matter of if but when.

If anyone has any further questions feel free to PM me because I've been hiding lately due to school.
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:44 AM   #51  
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My cooling unit died and they wouldn't replace it. They told me the same thing, that I should have bought an extended warranty. So I bought a rebuilt cooling unit on line for $550 shipped to my door. It works real good, but do you think I should have the recall chimney guide done?
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:08 PM   #53  
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the recall is a bandaid for a problem that should be addressed by dometic, defective product..... all the recall does is install a shield to keep the leaking gasses away from the flame when the boiler tube cracks... if you want a good boiler assy i hear the amish are building a much better unit for less money than a replacement from dometic
http://www.rvcoolingunit.net/servlet...%3E/Categories
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:08 PM   #54  
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I just heard Dometic is changing the company that makes their units for them from China to somewhere else (forgot where). I guess they got the hint. I just checked the TT I bought and its on the list.
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:43 PM   #55  
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I know the thread's 3 years old, but I have some useful information.

I just replaced the cooling unit on an 88 rm3600. Bought a rebuilt from rv cooling unit warehouse, which sells product from Pines RV refrigeration.

In the discussion of whether to buy new or rebuilt, Dave told me to get the rebuilt. The later models were not as well built, and the new unit both lasts longer and is more efficient than the original or a rebuilt.

Anyway, I got the rebuilt. Looks like new. Spec says it should get to operating temp in about 5 hours. Mine answered the thermostat and shut down after 2 hours. Water in the ice cube tray was already half frozen.

So if you need to replace the unit, it can be a DIY project for under $600 and you'll have a fridge built to Amish standards. It also gets rid of any concern for boiler cracking type nonsense.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:00 PM   #56  
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Buy a new fridge its cheaper and comes with a 3 year warranty
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:03 PM   #57  
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:30 PM   #58  
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Buy a new fridge its cheaper and comes with a 3 year warranty
So $400 is more than $1200.

Oh, and the rebuilt cooling unit carries a 5 year warranty against leaks. 3 year replacement warranty.

BTW, it's pretty easy to kill one running it off level and burning the coolant in the boiler.

Another thing is I didn't have to take a chain saw to the RV to make a new one fit.
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:34 AM   #59  
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When I looked at repairing mine the core replacement they wanted 800.00 and i had to install it and they would only give a one year warranty. Replacement was pull it out push the new one in used the same model
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When I looked at repairing mine the core replacement they wanted 800.00 and i had to install it and they would only give a one year warranty. Replacement was pull it out push the new one in used the same model
I know. There's a few "rebuilders" out there. That's why I was bragging up the one I found.

They use heavier metal than stock, and they have a way of optimizing the charge for efficiency, which can be quite dramatic over stock.

The welding and metal work on the one I got is fantastic. There was a minor manufacturing goof, in that one of the heater tubes was the wrong tubing, making it a few thousanths too small to install a heater. Mine is a 3 way, so I needed both tubes. They said send it back, they'd take care of it. I asked if I could attempt a field repair, and under their direction slotted the small tube and spread it slightly to take the heater. If I had somehow messed it up, they said they'd warranty it anyway. I have to say I don't think I've found anybody easier to work with.

Cost was $495, with $100 back when they get the core back shipped on their dime. Needed a new heater and t-stat. Their prices were good and the parts were good.
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