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Old 06-28-2016, 03:50 PM   #1
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just bought a 1986 sunline camper

Thanks for adding me i need lots of help with this sunline from someone who knows alot about these campers.
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:03 AM   #2
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Concordats on your new Sunny!

Any questions, just ask away. There is also lots already posted on the forum.

Happy Camping

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Old 07-02-2016, 09:39 AM   #3
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hey john b i was wondering if the camper has to be completly level in the driveway for the refrigerate to work properly it electric and gas the doren rm2500 i think the spelling is wront on how to spell the name of it.yesterday i had it set to electric and pluged in and the unit outside of camper did heat up on the unit like i was told it should but it still didnt cool the refrige.i know the camper is completly level right now just learning everything at this point.
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Hi jduhl,

on your older 86 fridge, yes the fridge needs to be level in both directions. Left to right and front to back. You can put a normal torpeo level on the fridge shelf or the camper floor in front of the fridge

It will take a good 8 hours to cool the fridge down. And when you open the door it might now feel like a bunch of cold air is coming out. Put a cup or quart etc of water in and it will be cold. Or put a thermometer inside when you turn it on. These kind of fridges work different then the home fridges. The RV fridge actually extracts the heat and leaves you with cold. Not like the home fridge that pumps cold in.

I did a hit on Dometic RM 2500 fridge on Bing and here is a manual for that fridge

DOMETIC RM2300 INSTALLATION & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL Pdf Download.

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Old 07-02-2016, 12:48 PM   #5
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Old 07-02-2016, 01:41 PM   #6
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is it normal for the boiler and pump area outside of the fridge to get very hot behind the outside cover when pluged in with electric
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is it normal for the boiler and pump area outside of the fridge to get very hot behind the outside cover when pluged in with electric


Yes. It's using electricity to generate heat to run the fridge just like it would with propane.

Double check your roof vent and make sure nothing is obstructing the air flow which would cause the compartment to get hotter than it should. Pull the cover and visually inspect for blockage. Yes, you have to get on a ladder to remove the vent but it needs to be done.

Newer RVa have fans up in the roof vent to improve air flow. Kits are available at RV shops and online.

My Cougar has the fridge in a slide-out so there is no roof vent. It has an upper wall vent and there is a fan in there controlled by a thermal switch it works very well.
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Old 07-02-2016, 06:56 PM   #8
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steve collins thanks for letting me know that i did see a vent up there in that area that isnt square it retangle shape and has duck tape all over it.
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steve collins thanks for letting me know that i did see a vent up there in that area that isnt square it retangle shape and has duck tape all over it.


Straight above the fridge. Most of them are maybe 8" wide and about 18" long (rough estimate,) The cover is usually held in place with screws buried under caulk. The tape suggests that plastic may be broken. You can buy replacements if you can determine the brand. (It's not a Sunline product, but a very common RV part used on RVs everywhere.)
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thanks for letting me know that steve i will climb up there tomorrow and untape it and see about getting a new one for it
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