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Old 05-31-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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While getting the 33rlds ready for a trip on the 24th of this month, I loaded food into the fridge [after it was cold] and getting other things ready. I was on the fridge side of the trailer when I was hearing some noise coming from where the fridge is. Took the doors off and while checking it out found out that there is a fan on the back side of the fridge and comes on when it gets hot in there. This is the first time that I have heard the fan. After looking at the manuals I did not see anything about a fan, maybe I missed it but glad it has one. Going tom save me some money cause I was going to buy one or two to put in the fridge compartment. Ernie
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:32 PM   #2
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I heard the same thing in my fridge. It seems there is a fan behind the fridge that cools the back of it so the heat exchanger works better on hot days. My other RV's that I have owned did'nt have that and on hot days over 110 degrees the fridge had a hard time getting cool.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:42 PM   #3
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If the frig is located within the slide it can't vent out the top of the roof, so the addition of the fan helps move the air out the upper vent located on the outside slide wall.

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Mine isnt in a slide but it was over 100 degrees today and that fan was working almost all day and the refer was at a cool 34 degrees.
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If Jayco is supplying fans with frig's that vent straight through the roof, that's a nice added feature. Does anyone know if Jayco now provides frig fan's on all their RV models?

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If Jayco is supplying fans with frig's that vent straight through the roof, that's a nice added feature. Does anyone know if Jayco now provides frig fan's on all their RV models?

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Well I have been on the roof 2 times and didnt notice that there was no roof vent for the refer. I guess as long as the refer works properly than I would rather not have anything extra screwed into the roof.
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rwilley,

I may be misinterpreting your statement..., but I assume your frig has the standard roof vent (based on your floor plan) with the fan mounted near the heat exchanger. If there isn't a vent on the roof, then there must be one on the upper-outside wall of your FW.

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My 351 did not have a outside circulation fan. I installed one in the outside fridge compartment. My fridge is just like the 321rlts with a lower and upper vent on the slide out. No roof vent possible.
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I may be misinterpreting your statement..., but I assume your frig has the standard roof vent (based on your floor plan) with the fan mounted near the heat exchanger. If there isn't a vent on the roof, then there must be one on the upper-outside wall of your FW.

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Yes there is no roof vent but it has an upper vent on the outside wall that looks exactly like the lower vent.
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I wonder if Jayco is getting away from the frig roof vents on some models..., which like you stated earlier one less thing attached to the roof is a good thing.

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