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Old 09-09-2013, 02:03 AM   #15
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The external fan is not part of the refrigerator. Airstream added this fan on some models to improve airflow across the external radiator fins on the back of the refrigerator.

I am unsure whether the 25-foot Flying Cloud has this fan, since it appears to have a roof vent that draws hot air out of this compartment like a fireplace chimney.

Our 19-foot Bambi has lower and upper louvered doors instead of a roof vent; and this fan draws cool air from the lower louvered door over the radiator fins, and exhausts the heated air out the upper louvered door.

I am unsure whether adding a fan would improve the performance of your refrigerator. Perhaps, others with your Airstream model can comment.

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Old 09-09-2013, 04:14 AM   #16
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So far this has helped our cooling in fridge.

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Lewster recommends installing toward roofline as these fans work better that way by pulling rather than pushing air

My intent was to assist convection over coils, not pressurize the fridge area. That could cause other issues such as pushing combustion gasses inside AS.

The amount of heat coming out the roof vent is greater when fans running.

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Old 09-09-2013, 07:02 AM   #17
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Keeping ours cool, was as simple as keeping the interior fins totally unobstructed. Air movement inside is completely passive (unless you're using a battery-op fan), and I've found keeping the very top tray (on ours, it's right level with the fins) empty keeps it nice and cold.

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