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Old 07-17-2011, 09:58 PM   #1
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What is anyone else opinion on installing a Frig fan? I thought it might help on wear and tear on my frig, also keep it cooler and I should be able to turn the temp down. Or am I waisting my time.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:40 PM   #2
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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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Old 07-18-2011, 01:40 AM   #3
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A fridge fan is a great mod and worth the time. Like above my previous trailer had trouble keeping up in the hot weather. I too was worried about the food keeping. The fan brought the temp down 8 degrees to where it was suppose to be.

Another time I notice that the thermister came loose from the holding unit and the fridge temperature started going haywire. I was just lucky I noticed it. I understand how the fridge works but my troubleshooting skills were limited when it comes to fixing them. Once the unit was back in place everything worked.
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What is anyone else opinion on installing a Frig fan? I thought it might help on wear and tear on my frig, also keep it cooler and I should be able to turn the temp down. Or am I waisting my time.
Its funny you mention about the fan in fridge.I just used my 330rlts for a first good run over the forth of July holiday and my fan in fridge started making a hell of a racket.I was able to look up behind refridge to see problem but nothing I could do while on vacation.I have to take unit back to dealer this Thursday.I did notice it does get quite hot behind refridge and maybe another fan would cool it down the temperature so the food in the side pantry closet doesn`t feel warm also.
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they sell the lil cheapy ones at rv parts stores,..i do think it helps.
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I have a dual fan inside and it makes all the difference in the world
it also helps keep ice build up off the cooling fins which increases cooling
i also put a fan inside the service door(outside) when it reaches 100F
it comes on this moves the heat up and outside which helps on hot days
all thes mods are worth the effort and cost
i can get the fridge to freeze bottle watter over night
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For you guys that have also installed and outside fridge fan - did you find it helped that significantly? I have always heard that the inside one is the big help and the outside one didnt do all that much - have you found this to be true or did the outside one really help?
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I also have the dual frig fan, it works great inside the frig. The trailer (330rlts) came from the factory with a coil fan to cool the outside coils on the backside of the frig. It works off of a trermostat.
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I haven't incorporated a frig fan mod yet (interior or exterior), but friends that have swear by them. IMO if you have a frig that is part of a slide (no outside roof vent) then I think an interior frig fan would be advantageous.

Also, if your frig "exterior wall" isn't protected from the sun by your awning, then I would recommend an exterior vent fan.

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Old 07-18-2011, 12:18 PM   #10
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what exterior fridge fan have you found to be the best one to purchase i have looked at some solar ones
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