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EMD_Driver 06-05-2011 07:28 AM

Added another fan to the fridge
 
Last year, our fridge was having trouble getting cool and recovering from the door being opened. I installed a cooling fin fan last year and it helped distribute the cool air inside the fridge.

https://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/at...48318df7d8.jpg

Since the cooling unit was having difficulties, this fan couldn't do as much as it would have.

I finally decided to install a fan, in the back of the fridge and see how it went. JohnB installed a fan in his fridge, but I decided to use a slightly different fan. I also haven't yet obtained the thermostat, to control it. Right now, mine runs constantly. The fan I used, is mounted at the top of the outside of the fridge opening. It is only one inch thick and blows straight up. Here's a pic of the fan I used:

https://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/at...9128deb9a3.jpg
It pulls the air directly from outside and blows it up through the cooling unit. I forgot to take a pic of it installed https://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/at...ebfe26870c.gif but I'll get one soon..

After putting the fan in, our temps got up to 96* with high humidity. I'm happy to report, that our inside fridge temp was sitting at 33-34*! The difference is amazing!

JohnB 06-05-2011 08:57 AM

Gary

GREAT!!! It is amazing what the stack vent fans can do for these fridges. Seeing is believing.

One would think that Dometic would just plan install them from day 1. It enhances the operation so much.

Glad your on the cool side now :lol:

John

PS We will be patiently waiting on the install pics.... We want pics, we want pics....

mainah 06-05-2011 06:34 PM

Yes great ideal I put two small computer fans on my Toyota MH under the condenser coils made all the difference in the world most likely will do the same with the T1700 they draw very little current so it's great for off grid camping.

precorguy 06-13-2011 05:23 AM

A couple of years ago I also installed a fan in the outside coils of the fridge - when camped in very hot humid or very sunny locations it does help the fridge cool --- i agree with John B - why don't they simply add a fan unit at manufacture - please what would the additional cost be - $5.00!

I have one of those small battery operated fans inside the fridge as well - thought of adding a permanent fan - but not sure where to pull the power from without drilling through the back of the fridge and well not too keen on that.

EMD_Driver 06-13-2011 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by precorguy (Post 96279)
not sure where to pull the power from without drilling through the back of the fridge and well not too keen on that.

I installed a set of inside fans and pulled the power from the fridge's light.

HERE is the thread, where I installed it..

pwb01 06-13-2011 04:46 PM

I've seen ads for those coil fans which are solar powered. It sounds good and being a dry camper I'm interested. Anyone have any info?

JohnB 06-14-2011 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pwb01 (Post 96307)
I've seen ads for those coil fans which are solar powered. It sounds good and being a dry camper I'm interested. Anyone have any info?

Paul

Pat (EMAM) installed that Camco solar powered one. I can't find his post right now but I know there is one. It might be in the modification forum

John

MACK C-85 06-14-2011 11:08 AM

Quote:

Pat (EMAM) installed that Camco solar powered one
Emam's post:

https://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/f6...tion-9190.html

Mack


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