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Old 08-11-2013, 09:22 PM   #15
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I gues because my trailer is a different model (see avatar) all the windows have hold-open hardware, even the fire escape window in the back. It is annoying that the little knobs on the lift arms have a threaded place for set screws, but do not have the set screws in place. Apparently at some point Airstream stopped putting the set screws in the little knobs, as some older trailers have the set screws.
I have never heard my refrigerator fan. As long as ice cubes stay frozen...
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:38 PM   #16
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My fan runs ALL the time! (when hooked up to shorepower) even when I turn the refrigerator OFF. I'm going to call Airstream Monday.

PS How do you turn it off "manually" except by pulling a wire off?
On our new trailer the fan runs easily when hot outside. If your's runs when the switch is off that likely indicates the compartment is hot; refrigerator is probably working normally.

Your fan is trying to cool the compartment. You can help it by propping open the fridge vent door(s) to allow more air, and perhaps park it so the sun is not on it directly (that makes a BIG difference).

I did cut a wire to the switch and put a little inline lamp switch there so we can shut it off at night, but I do have the vent doors propped open when I do that.
There is a chance the compartment can get dangerously hot if not ventilated, a fire risk.

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Old 08-25-2013, 01:27 AM   #17
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I have the same trailer & mine came with a manual switch on the side of it. As for air in the galley, I open & turn on the fantastic fan & open the one above the bed. Air circulates really well with this method.
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:12 AM   #18
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Continuously running fridge fan

I just bought a 2013 25 Flying cloud and it's fridge fan is also running all the time even with the fridge shut off. did you get a answer from Airstream?
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:47 PM   #19
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I was told it's on a temperature activated switch (i already knew this) and will run whenever outside temp in compressor/condenser coil compartment is "high". If your refer is running this helps condenser remove heat. I didn't get a clear answer about why it runs even if the refer is turned totally off. I got the impression that's "just the way it's made". No reason for it to be running when not using the refrigerator system. I guess that's a rare situation in their minds. Wish the fan was quiet and area better insulated. I'm looking into some good rubber isolation mounts to reduce the sound transfer into the living space.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:16 AM   #20
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ok thanks for posting AS response. I'll install a toggle switch and perhaps install a quieter fan. Seems like poor engineering by Airstream. Happy with the rest of the unit so far!
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:41 PM   #21
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ok thanks for posting AS response. I'll install a toggle switch and perhaps install a quieter fan. Seems like poor engineering by Airstream. Happy with the rest of the unit so far!
To quiet the fan you may install a ball bearing computer fan in series with the existing one, that solves the noise problem and probably improves the vent. I have it running for several years. There is also I think 1 amp fuse in the space where the vents are.
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:45 PM   #22
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Take a look at this link...I put a computer fan in, in place of the stock fan and it is much quieter...my trailer is a 2013 23D although most of them are a variation of the same thing...usually close enough to duplicate this install. Hope this helps.


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f425...y-11811-7.html
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:52 PM   #23
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Our fan never ran - and we had it checked and the thermocouple was faulty. Once it was replaced, fan cycles on and off as needed, driven by how hot it is in the top of the compartment.
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