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Old 04-20-2014, 01:39 AM   #1
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Computer fan to help cool Fridge

Has anyone done this to help bring down the temperature?
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:43 AM   #2
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Hey there is a cool aftermarket gadget that does it. I think Grandpa got one and tried it in his Norcold and really likes it. Hopefully he will step in.
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:58 AM   #3
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I have found a roof mount kit, but I don't think will work on the RW's since the fridge is in the slide out.
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:15 AM   #4
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Here is the thread started by Grandpa on the aftermarket fan kit. http://www.redwoodowners.com/forums/...hlight=norcold

Would like to hear from him on how his retrofit is working???
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:14 AM   #5
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That actually looks pretty good. Thanks.
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:28 AM   #6
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I've been using the smart rv fridge fans for about 6 months. It helped immensely. I literally lowered the fridge setting a few numbers (9-7) after installing and the fridge stays the same temp as before. Probably takes about 20-30 mins to install.

I would do it again in a heartbeat!
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:44 AM   #7
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Love it! We live in South Texas where the heat and humidity can be ferocious. This gadget was a life saver for us. One tip... We tend to overload the fridge. Just remember to leave room for the air to circulate.
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Old 04-20-2014, 04:22 AM   #8
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Now that I have the residential fridge, I don't need this fan any longer if you want it...

helped a lot on my dometic in the previous 5er...
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Now that I have the residential fridge, I don't need this fan any longer if you want it...

helped a lot on my dometic in the previous 5er...
Johnboy, send me a PM so we can talk price.
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:46 PM   #10
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no need for a pm --- you pay shipping and it's yours
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:15 PM   #11
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Johnboytoo, where are you located. More than willing to pay shipping. My current zip code is 36312 Ashford AL and my home zip is 49022 Benton Harbor MI. I see by our profile you are from Central IL, I was born and raised in Decatur IL.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:41 PM   #12
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We were camped next to the guy who invented this. We had a proto type on our Dometic and loved it.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:47 PM   #13
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Hmmm. I'm no YANKEE, How dare ya suhr ! in my best Rhett Butler voice

I take it back - it will be $400 shipping from 76063


kidding of course !
paypal the postal shipping to me at jdadamsjr "at" hotmail.com and pm me your address...
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:37 AM   #14
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Johnboy, I have all afternoon having my computer scrubbed. Thank goodness for Office Depot Online. It will be a couple of days before I send that to you, I don't have a paypal account. My wife does, but she is taking my mother in-law to a funeral and will be out town for a couple of days and I don't want to both her with this now.

I don't understand where that information came from in your profile maybe that part of the problem I was having with the computer. I did not mean to offend you sir. ( I am sure my Rhett Butler is worse than yours)
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We replaced our Dometic with a Res frig. Found out switch on Dometic was corroded, once I started cycling thru setting, switch started working. Worked great for the last month before we replaced unit. Any one looking for a 2 yr old Dometic 12 cubic ft RV frig? Works great now! We are in Dallas, Tx.
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Arctic = check your private message when you get back on...
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