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Old 07-18-2011, 03:15 PM   #11
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I just installed this one:http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-A10-2.../dp/B002N5YDG2
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:36 PM   #12
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Hey Norty - does that Valterra have a thermal cut on/off so it does not run 24x7? Also - where did you install it, at the bottom or from the top?
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:30 PM   #13
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If you get a good one, they are awesome! I have a dual fan setup that blows quite a bit of air and made a huge difference. I was really struggling when it was in the 90s to keep mine cold....put this baby in and I can now keep popsicles in the freezer. The upper fridge was in the mid 30s and the lower in the mod 40s.

I will paste the link below to where I got mine, but be warned - it does take some install work on the newer Norcolds. Not bad, but I had to snake a very thin wire down the drain tube, around the fridge wiring and down to the fuse load center. Anyone who likes to tinker should have no trouble installing it.

Not sure it would save much on wear and tear, but as a side benefit it gets rids of most of the frost on the rear cooling fins.

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Yep thats the one I ordered this weekend and by all the recommendations it sounds like it can do nothing but help my frig. My Frig does have a built in exterior cooling fan but this interior cooling fan does look like a good investment.
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:42 PM   #14
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We have a very small battery operated fan which we bought at an RV store and it works great. The fridge is nice and cold and the temperature is even throughout. I think it cost us about $15 Canadian.
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We have a very small battery operated fan which we bought at an RV store and it works great. The fridge is nice and cold and the temperature is even throughout. I think it cost us about $15 Canadian.
Before we got this battery operated fan, we tried to order the ebay fan recommended by tafisch. We found this ebay vendor would not sell outside USA, so we were disappointed. The one we got seems to work just fine though.
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Hey Norty - does that Valterra have a thermal cut on/off so it does not run 24x7? Also - where did you install it, at the bottom or from the top?
Yes, its supposed to come on when the ambient air is 80 and the thermal switch on the heat tube reaches 100 deg. I installed it blowing upward.

Here is a shot of the completed installation: I powered it from the same 12v source as the fridge, so it does not have voltage when the fridge is off.
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Yes, its supposed to come on when the ambient air is 80 and the thermal switch on the heat tube reaches 100 deg. I installed it blowing upward.

Here is a shot of the completed installation: I powered it from the same 12v source as the fridge, so it does not have voltage when the fridge is off.
I like that - I have been looking for one that fits in that small space and that look promising. I had a computer fan I was trying to rig up, but it was just too big. For the money I think I might try it. Thanks for the link!
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:08 PM   #18
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snip.......Here is a shot of the completed installation: I powered it from the same 12v source as the fridge, so it does not have voltage when the fridge is off.
Norty1,

That's a slick installation, compact as well . If you get a chance you may want to post your fan mod with some pics/details, etc., over in the "Jayco Mods" forum so it can be easily found by members.

I might just consider the fan as a future mod as well, especially considering that extended desert camping is on my bucket list.

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Were do you hook up the wire to 12v in the back of the frig?
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Yep thats the one I ordered this weekend and by all the recommendations it sounds like it can do nothing but help my frig. My Frig does have a built in exterior cooling fan but this interior cooling fan does look like a good investment.
Ok Guys, I just installed the inside dual frig cooling fans I got of Ebay. Tell me am I expecting to much, when I put my hand in front of the cooling fans I can't feel alot of air flow. Tell me am I expecting to much out of these little frig fans? Oh by the way the install was very easy it might have taken maybe 10 min to get power to them.
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