Compressor Replacement for Dometic RMDT 8505 Tec Tower Fridge Freezer Oven (1 Viewer)

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We are getting rid of our 12 year old Tec Tower which has been giving us grief for a while not to mention the top oven and the door.
Currently looking at Thetford units which will be direct replacements including a top oven.

https://www.jacksonsleisure.com/fridges/thetford/t2160-12v-compressor-fridge-freezer-for-campers-motorhomes


We have plenty of solar and batteries to run the Fridge on 12v, but would like any advice from Funsters who have either of these units installed.
 
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We are getting rid of our 12 year old Tec Tower which has been giving us grief for a while not to mention the top oven and the door.
Currently looking at Thetford units which will be direct replacements including a top oven.

https://www.jacksonsleisure.com/fridges/thetford/t2160-12v-compressor-fridge-freezer-for-campers-motorhomes


We have plenty of solar and batteries to run the Fridge on 12v, but would like any advice from Funsters who have either of these units installed.
We have both a Thetford 3142 fridge and a Duplex oven and grill.
We had them for two hard years without any problems.
A revelation after all the grief we have suffered with Dometic crap in the past.

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Hi sheddy, you don't still have the door for the oven do you on the Dometic Tec Tower? Mine has just recently shattered.
 
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Hi sheddy, you don't still have the door for the oven do you on the Dometic Tec Tower? Mine has just recently shattered.
Yes I do, but sorry it's not available for spares, the complete tec tower is still in working order and stored, I will probably bench test it sometime and maybe sell it but not until we've had a while with the new units.
Cheers Ed
 

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All the gear, and no idea!
Yes I do, but sorry it's not available for spares, the complete tec tower is still in working order and stored, I will probably bench test it sometime and maybe sell it but not until we've had a while with the new units.
Cheers Ed
Do you have pics of the new install? Although we have no probs with the fridge we hate the top oven with a passionđź‘Ť

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Do you have pics of the new install? Although we have no probs with the fridge we hate the top oven with a passionđź‘Ť
The install by the dealer was poor and that is being nice I am currently refitting both units and waiting for parts to finish it, when done I will definitely post pictures. Here is one as an example of what to expect from a Thetford approved agent.
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The new 12v supply fuse. It did have a tie wrap holding the fuse in !!!!
Cheers
Ed
 

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The install by the dealer was poor and that is being nice I am currently refitting both units and waiting for parts to finish it, when done I will definitely post pictures. Here is one as an example of what to expect from a Thetford approved agent.
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The new 12v supply fuse. It did have a tie wrap holding the fuse in !!!!
Cheers
Ed
Never trust a job to a professional you can do yourself.:giggle:
 
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Never trust a job to a professional you can do yourself.:giggle:
Absolutely, but because the oven is gas I was thinking about gas Safe and insurance. If I was doing it again I'd do it and get a test / inspection afterwards.
An interesting point, Thetford have not yet provided installation instructions for a gas oven on top of a compressor fridge.

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Do you have pics of the new install? Although we have no probs with the fridge we hate the top oven with a passionđź‘Ť


IMG_20220805_180031.jpg

I have now refitted both units, the agent fitted them with the fridge protruding out by about 50mm and the oven set back on a visible 12mm ply panel it was a mess. The oven is slightly lower than the Tec Tower. We used the fridge freezer while away in Germany a few weeks ago it performed very well in the 40°C weather. Cheers Ed
 

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