Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-08-2011, 11:57 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
kathyek's Avatar
 
2009 19' Flying Cloud
Salem , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 12
Noisy refrigerator fan

We have a 2009 19' Bambi. Our biggest complaint is the noise from the fridge fan. Does anyone have a tip on a good replacement fan, how to make this one less noisy, etc?
__________________

__________________
kathyek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2011, 01:33 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
2002 19' Bambi
Lafayette , California
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 708
There has been considerable discussion in the past about those noisy fans, so try a search on "refrigerator fan" or "noisy fan." You could start here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f425...fan-36897.html .

Tim
__________________

__________________
Tim A. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2011, 01:44 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
TBRich's Avatar

 
2006 19' Safari SE
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,483
Images: 64
Yes, it has been discussed much here ... you are not along......we replaced ours with the Snyder Fan Kit. See the link above. It helped a lot, but there are still times when we shut it off.
__________________
TB & Greg and Abbey Schnauzer
AirForums #21900 . Membership Chair, 4C
Unit #3954
Travel Log: AZBambi...On the Road Again
TBRich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2011, 01:55 PM   #4
TahoeStream'n
 
subfan1's Avatar
 
2012 20' Flying Cloud
La Habra , California
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 832
Images: 3
I used some of that pick packing material between the bracket and the mounting surface and it really helped. It has helped a lot.
__________________
subfan1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2012, 11:05 PM   #5
1 Rivet Member
 
kathyek's Avatar
 
2009 19' Flying Cloud
Salem , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 12
We bot the Snyder fan and it is so quiet we forget about it. Thank you Snyder!
__________________
kathyek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 12:11 AM   #6
3 Rivet Member
 
BAAMbi7's Avatar
 
2012 16' Sport
2016 25' Flying Cloud
Scottsdale , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 149
We just took ours in for the same concern. But we actually addressed the issue a few months ago when they simply tightened the support beam that was loose. Now, they installed a rubber gasket - or similar rubber material between the support beam and the fan. This may - hopefully WILL- absorb the noise it's producing. If not, we'll deal with it then and take other steps.
__________________
BAAMbi7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 04:15 AM   #7
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,193
You can try a 24 volt computer fan. It will not run as fast, and won't mae as much noise. You can also install a resistor or potentiometer ( electronic rheostat) to reduce the voltage to your existing fan. Less voltage = less speed, and less noise.
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 07:08 AM   #8
2 Rivet Member
 
bovk's Avatar
 
2011 20' Flying Cloud
Beaumont , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 78
Without checking previous threads, I wired second regular computer fan in series with the existing one, both hang on flex support, no noise.
__________________
bovk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 06:31 PM   #9
TahoeStream'n
 
subfan1's Avatar
 
2012 20' Flying Cloud
La Habra , California
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 832
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by bovk View Post
Without checking previous threads, I wired second regular computer fan in series with the existing one, both hang on flex support, no noise.
Can you define "Flex Support"? Is it something that can be bought somewhere? I've never heard of that.
THX
__________________
subfan1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 07:27 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
2008 23' Safari FB SE
Boulder , Colorado
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 510
Ours was driving us crazy too. I ordered two low decibel fans based on recommendations on this forum, fashioned a new aluminum mounting bracket and installed them. It makes a world of difference. I am mechanically inclined so the project was not too tough. At a minimum, have someone replace your current fan with a low decibel fan if you are not mechanically inclined...
__________________
bonginator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 07:38 PM   #11
Rivet Master
 
2008 23' Safari FB SE
Boulder , Colorado
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 510
We did the silenx iNstall ourselves. Here is the thread that gives input on how that is done.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f425...lly-11811.html
__________________
bonginator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 04:57 PM   #12
2 Rivet Member
 
bovk's Avatar
 
2011 20' Flying Cloud
Beaumont , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 78
Flex support

Quote:
Originally Posted by subfan1 View Post
Can you define "Flex Support"? Is it something that can be bought somewhere? I've never heard of that.
THX
Sorry but this is just an improvisation - a piece of rubber to fasten to where the first fan was and to fasten both the new one and old one to it. I am sure you can figure it out, there is plenty of space and all wires are 12 volt so no danger. I would show pictures but I am about 5000 mi from my camper.
The rubber "bracket" is nearly no cost and the computer fan is about $15. I think in series they run at lower rpm but for sure with no noise. I had this for a year or so.
I should measure the drain of the fans, so far I did not use the fans when on battery. Running of the fans only improves the efficiency of the fridge cooling (using less gas).
__________________

__________________
bovk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Should I be worried about a noisy converter? J5MM 2006 Safari SE 4 10-04-2011 06:12 PM
Noisy Air Conditioner gtc6452 2011 - 2015 International 10 09-30-2011 04:02 PM
'Rugged' styling of current full size pickup trucks tpi Tow Vehicles 45 08-28-2011 10:29 PM
Noisy pump? Check this out. zedex Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 20 07-23-2011 08:04 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.