Cindy and I were camped in Death Valley last week where the temeratures reached records of 117 degrees
. I know, not too smart considering our Sunline has wheels and can be moved.
Our Norcold Refrigerator couldnt keep up, and when we brought it into Tropical RV Centers in Pahrump NV, they checked it out but said basically "In these temperatures, nothing is going to work right!"
What they suggested to do was buy a Solar Fridge Fan
to help keep the coils cool. This little fan is easy as pie to install, maybe taking 20 minutes total.
The hardest part was getting the caulk out of the fridge vent cover screw holes.
The whole package consists of a small fan, a very small solar panel, and 5 screws.
Once I got the vent cover off, had to cut through the screening that normally covers the opening. I plan to mount some new screen back on once I find a small sheet of it. I screwed the fan to the side of the opening where I felt most of the heat rising off the coils.
Once the fan is mounted, I fed the wire through the openings on the sides, and plugged the conector together. As soon as I did this, the fan started spinning and I could feel the heat blowing out of the opening.
I then screwed the vent cover back on and recaulked the screw holes.
Last thing to do was screw 3 small screws in the solar panel which I had also put some caulk down where the holes were going to pierce the vent cover
Once everything was set, it was time to grab a cold one out of the fridge!
Total time maybe 20 minutes, and the cost of the fan was $59