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Old 05-13-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
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No Cabinet Over Fridge on 2008 Classic 25fb

There seems to be some unused space over the refrigerator of my 2008 Classic 25fb. It seems a small cabinet could've been created over the fridge.

What is above the fridge that prevents AS from building a cabinet above the fridge or was this a cost cutting measure.

I hope it isn't a big open void that heat from the fridge condenser and absorber coils isn't allowed to collect in. AS has built wall dampers between the aluminum wall and the back fridge coils to create a chimney affect to the roof fridge vent. Did they close off the top?

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Old 05-13-2013, 12:26 PM   #2
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Mine is built the same way. I see what you mean. I was wondering about that too, but just got used to it over time.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:05 PM   #3
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That is for venting the heat from your fridge up and out the rooftop vent opening. Don't mess with it as these type of fridge's can get plenty hot to ignite something if not properly vented.

Some models (like mine) have something over the fridge, like a microwave, but use a second louvered door for cooling. I don't think it works as well the the rooftop vent and Airstream knows this, providing a cooling fan to help.

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Old 05-13-2013, 01:12 PM   #4
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Microwave and a roof fridge vent. Guess no two are alike.

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Old 05-13-2013, 01:40 PM   #5
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Microwave and a roof fridge vent. Guess no two are alike.

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Nor are the floor plans. I believe your 2003 fridge and microwave are mounted in a deeper cabinet allowing cooling space behind it to reach the roof vent, than the o.p.'s later Classic 25FB which is set in a shallower cabinet?

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Old 05-13-2013, 07:46 PM   #6
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I've got my AS in covered storage with the fridge on with AC. It's about 82F inside the tailer. The fridge is on setting 5 and the fridge temp is about 32-33F. The fridge is empty.
I was able to look up the chimney but couldn't tell what was immediately beyond the condenser fins. The wall baffle seems to be built has high up the wall as the condenser.

Inside the trailer I can feel the side wall where the TV is mounted next to the fridge and its warm. You can run you hand up to the ceiling and still feel the warmth. Moving my hand towards the front top of the fridge the warmth dissipates. The panel above the freezer feels warm but not like the wood adjacent to the chimney so I don't believe the space on top of the fridge is open in the back to the chimney area.

I'd love to learn what is up there. I think they could've built a shallow cabinet like they have under the fridge. This youTube video shows a 25' AS Flying Cloud with the rear dinette and couch and it has a little cabinet above the fridge.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f366...ml#post1295523

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Old 05-13-2013, 09:02 PM   #7
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Kelvin, I don't have a FB model but I think I remember that "cabinet" over the fridge being only a few inches deep. Whether you could adapt that late model change to yours I wouldn't know, or whether it would be worth the effort, or whether it would restrict your fridge compartment cooling.

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Old 05-14-2013, 07:50 AM   #8
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I've looked at several examples in the Classified and it seems the Flying Cloud versions have the cabinet over the fridge. I wonder if its just a Classic thing?

We are also missing the drawer under the curb side dinette but I guess its because we gain the storage cabinet next to the door and behind the dinette seat.

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