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Old 08-09-2017, 12:29 PM   #1
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Refrigerator Inside Cooling Fans?????

My Norcold #1210 does not cool items in the door very well.Found a company Smart RV Products.They have a two or three fan unit with LEDs,uses 3/4 watt power.Has anyone tried this product?A little pricey at 130 bucks.Looks better than most we have seen!
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:47 PM   #2
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I have one in my Seneca and am very pleased with how it works. Much more even interior temps (as reported by my wireless thermometer) and very little frost buildup on the fins. My only issue was that the supplied velcro pads would not stay stuck together on rough roads and I would find one end or the other dropped down. My final solution was to wedge it up into place with pieces of 1 x 4 white PVC trim, v-notched on the ends to fit the fridge shelf and the fan assembly. Never a problem since!
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Thanks for the tip living in Phoenix glue does not hold much of anything for long in my camper!Will order one later this year when its under a 120 in my camper.lol Thanks Again
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We use one of the cheapo Camco 44123 Fridge Airator's and it definitely made a difference in our tiny refrigerator.

I also use an Engel wireless thermometer inside to monitor temps.
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It's pricey but worth it. I also have a wireless thermometer and have found it lowers the temps by 6-8 degrees. And the fins don't frost up. Previously, when parked in 100 degree weather the fridge would struggle to get below 40. This device makes it easier to keep the temps below 38. If I'm parked in moderate weather I have to back off the temp control as it easily goes below 29 degrees.

I've also tried computer fans and the little battery operated jobs with no luck.

I also turn my fridge off (just for a second or two) every day to keep the auto defrost from warming it up.

I also had to prop up one end of it after the self stick stuff came unstuck. Not surprising that double backed tape didn't work very long as I've never had good luck with it on anything.
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Iv had problems with mine struggling to keep cool too. I'm going to look at this. People have also mentioned a fan in the vent to pull air across the cooling fins. I may try this too couldn't hurt


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Iv had problems with mine struggling to keep cool too. I'm going to look at this. People have also mentioned a fan in the vent to pull air across the cooling fins. I may try this too couldn't hurt
If you have both upper and lower sidewall vents, as compared to a roof chimney, it probably is worthwhile to consider increasing airflow. Might need to also check the baffles in the upper section to make sure they are in accordance with your refrigerator's manufacturer's specs. More airflow will help keep things cool when the outside air temperatures temperatures climb. Units with roof chimneys usually have better natural airflow, but sometimes they can use more airflow too.
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My Greyhawk came with a fan in the top of the stack. Apparently the thermostat that controlled it was defective because it never came on. I wired it to a switch and bypassed the thermostat. I run it if I'm in a hot climate. I have no idea how much it helps but between the fan in the fridge and the fan in the top of the stack I can usually keep the fridge where I want it.
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For outdoor fans we use the ARP dual fan kit, it makes a big difference in cooling performance during hot ambient periods.

https://www.arprv.com/purchase.php
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For outdoor fans we use the ARP dual fan kit, it makes a big difference in cooling performance during hot ambient periods.

https://www.arprv.com/purchase.php
Nice product, especially if it defeats the auto defrost. I see it's based on the price point of the internal fan by SmartRV Products; it's a bit spendy.
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