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The Dometic CFX3 Mega Thread

Discussion in 'Dometic' started by Dometic, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Mar 20, 2021 at 4:10 AM
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    littlefish

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    The one who dies with the most stuff wins.
    I wish their covers had insulating properties like their older ones did.
     
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  2. Mar 20, 2021 at 4:44 AM
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    Whaaat the fuck, you’re right, it doesn’t help. That’s dumb as hell. I didn’t even think to read the “features” since I assumed it would provide insulation. May as well cancel my order then since the fridge lives in the cab. I wonder if I could shove some reflectix or another insulator in between the fridge and cover to help.

    edit: already shipped, too late. Oh well.
     
  3. Mar 20, 2021 at 4:57 AM
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    When you get yours can you show how useful that side pocket actually is? I want to store some cooking utensils on the side somehow, but I'm not sure if I'd be better off just putting a ratchet strap around the outside, and hanging a tool-roll type setup on the side vs the pocket on the cover.
     
  4. Mar 20, 2021 at 5:00 AM
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    Yeah absolutely. It should be here mid next week.
     
  5. Mar 20, 2021 at 5:51 AM
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    I remember seeing your old set up, and I wanted a cover on my new fridge mostly for protection, didn't really take under consideration insulating properties all that much. Last summer while chasing issues with one of the compartments in my new fridge, I've noticed that it allows the heat pass through and then prevents the plastic on the lid (I checked the lid, didn't bother with the body) from cooling down quickly when ambient temperature drops already. I keep my fridge in the bed under a black soft topper. Not sure how hot it gets in there during a hot sunny day, but the one time I checked, it was already in the afternoon, it didn't feel all that hot inside anymore, but cover was ~90° and the lid was still way over 100° (I measured with my older Craftsman IR thermometer)
     
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  6. Mar 20, 2021 at 5:56 AM
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    I’m a little confused. Are you saying you found the new cover to provide some insulation or that it trapped heat and made it worse?
     
  7. Mar 20, 2021 at 6:01 AM
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    Sounds like it trapped heat. Yikes.

    I hadn’t ordered one yet, because like yours, mine is in the cab and it wasn’t a priority. Disappointed to hear they don’t insulate at all.
     
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  8. Mar 20, 2021 at 6:03 AM
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    Yeah sorry for making it confusing, but basically that's what happened the time I checked. The new cover it's basically a layer of material that managed to trap some heat under it (kinda like black jeans jacket) . Which now makes me wonder how hot was it under the soft topper midday...
     
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  9. Mar 20, 2021 at 6:04 AM
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    It gets pretty freaking hot in there. Thanks for clarifying. Hopefully it’s not as much of an issue being in the cab
     
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    I just bought the 55IM yesterday and noticed that when the ice maker is enabled it's a constant draw of 35W. The manual indicated it would transition into ice maintenance mode after several hours. Can anyone confirm what maintenance mode looks like? I would assume the compressor toggles on and off at regular intervals when it transitions to maintenance mode.
     
  11. Mar 22, 2021 at 1:47 PM
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    For ice or just general cooling, you should see compressor cycling on and off as it senses the need to cool things down a bit again after getting down to the needed temperature. :thumbsup:

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  12. Mar 23, 2021 at 1:50 AM
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    Has anyone else installed the Dometic hardwire kit in the bed side pocket above the wheel well ('07 AC here)

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    I'm looking to install it there for our CFX95DZW. I've searched this site and all over the internet and haven't really found any wiring installs (Dometic hardwire kit or otherwise) in that location...

    Wondering where to source material for mounting the outlet...Any advice on that and wiring to the main battery would be greatly appreciated! :thumbsup:

    I'm thinking of mounting the outlet flush on some kind of material so that it's not sticking out into the bed...and wires will be tucked behind the panel...

    Cross-posted in the Technical Forum: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...de-pocket-above-wheel-well-2nd-gen-ac.713751/

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  13. Mar 23, 2021 at 4:51 AM
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    Not there specifically, but I ran air lines into the bed side. There is a ton of room inside the fender for wiring and not much else you have to compete with. Have you popped that cubby out and taken a look?
     
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  14. Mar 23, 2021 at 7:08 AM
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    I've not seen detailed info shared on this particular installation location but I have run across a number of other bed installations using the hardwire kit. Like @Naveronski mentions, there is a ton of room for wiring.

    This isn't one of our videos but it should give you some ideas of how to go about doing the install.



    Hope this helps a bit :thumbsup:

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    I set mine in the little cubby next to the ac outlet.

     
  16. Mar 23, 2021 at 12:56 PM
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    It’s not ideal but it works. There’s these loops under the screen but the fridge handle is in the way of storing any utensils. Would have been better suited in one of the other sides.


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  17. Mar 23, 2021 at 12:57 PM
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    Sweet, thanks Randy!
     
  18. Mar 23, 2021 at 12:58 PM
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    No problem! I'm not sure if I'll end up storing anything there, probably not.
     
  19. Mar 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM
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    Yeah I can't see it being worth the money just for that. I'll probably rig something up with a ratchet strap somehow. Or maybe a daisy chain type strap like this https://tethrdnation.com/product/hys-strap/
     
  20. Mar 23, 2021 at 1:02 PM
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    Now that looks very useful. The cover would keep that from scuffing up the fridge but you're right that that alone may not be worth it.
     

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