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Old 09-07-2014, 09:33 AM   #1
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Refrigerator access panel, vented or not?

I just noticed this on a site selling RV parts. They sell a vented exterior refrigerator access hatch. Mine is a regular access hatch.
Should it be vented?
Whats yours?
I doubt the trailer makes a difference but mine is a 76 28ft with a fridge and freezer compartment.
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If you have a refer vent in the floor behind the refer, you don't need the vented door.
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Its vented through the roof. So I guess thats good enough?
Oh, I think I get it now. If its not vented out the roof it likely needs to be vented out back or via the floor.
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You must have two vents for proper airflow. One down low (intake), either a hole cut in the sub-floor and belly pan (typical for mid 60s to mid 70s) or the vented access door, and one up high (exhaust), typically a roof vent or another vented access door.
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Nothing in the floor, thats for sure, so perhaps I do need a vented door then.
Top, whilst I have your expertise here, perhaps you could also whey in on this thread I just started

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f425...ml#post1507311
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Nothing in the floor, thats for sure, so perhaps I do need a vented door then.
Top, whilst I have your expertise here, perhaps you could also whey in on this thread I just started

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f425...ml#post1507311
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A 76 Argosy should have a vent through the floor at the back of the fridge. Also a vent on the roof connected to the top of the fridge with a plastic chase that can be seen from the inside directly above the fridge.
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A 76 Argosy should have a vent through the floor at the back of the fridge. Also a vent on the roof connected to the top of the fridge with a plastic chase that can be seen from the inside directly above the fridge.
Yes, open your lower access door and you should see a hole in the floor with 1/4" hardware cloth over it (for critter control). Below that, in the belly pan, another hole with more hardware cloth covering it. I hope some PO has not covered them up. If so, uncover them.
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Yes, open your lower access door and you should see a hole in the floor with 1/4" hardware cloth over it (for critter control). Below that, in the belly pan, another hole with more hardware cloth covering it. I hope some PO has not covered them up. If so, uncover them.
Its there. funny, when you dont look, you dont see, even though I looked at it a dozen or so times when I had the hatch open!. Shined a flashlight from underneath and its all good and open.
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Refrigerator vents.

Hole in the floor is good! Several experienced airstream owners have told me that some of the ones with the vented door have problems with the pilot light blowing out.
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