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Old 01-30-2007, 07:57 PM   #15
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The approx 3" vent hole in the roof is correct (at least for an Ohio built trailer). And yes, it was designed only to vent the exhaust gases, not the heat...that went into the coach. When the refrig on my 60 Overlander was replaced many years ago at the Ohio factory they basically did the same thing that markdoane did on his '59 (above).

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Old 01-30-2007, 08:13 PM   #16
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Markdoanes ,venting setup is first rate ,a very nice job .It emulates the later
models venting setups.Scott S is right ,mine has the eyebrow vent (ohio)
and a small vent in the wall for the exhaust gases to exit .Rv cools vent
and fan setup vented into the vent cavity should work pretty good .Now
the fridge works well ,but it could be better for sure .My dometic is no
where near as big as markdoanes ,so Im not needing that capacity of venting
I don't think ,but surely a way to pull air up from the bottom .The front area
below my fridge is open (decorative screen ) so it can draw air from the front floor area also .well ,Ill get it figured out using the good ideas posted here .

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Old 01-30-2007, 08:49 PM   #17
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Yep,

This is the original ven that was only ment to vent the combusible gases. The rest of the fridge heat went back into the trailer from behind the countertop via a fancy metal trim.

So, the question is. Do I take this original vent out and buy a 2007 AS vent to put in? Or do I cut a large hole behind the fridge for a louvered vent?


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3 " hole ?????

The original reefer vent hole in the roof was about 5" wide and about 18" long with a cover.

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Tim,

I would recommend you download the installation instructions for the frig you plan to install. They are very explicit about the vent size and height requirements for optimum performance.

Of course you can "cheat" the requirements, that's when you start putting on fans and other convection aids.
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The recommended approved venting is exactly the way you did it. A lower side wall vent and roof chimney.

I called one dealer today for the fridge vent and they totally blew me off. The next dealer did not know but said they would call AS and see what they recommend.... argh! :-(
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There is no "certified" vent arrangement for a two door reefer that lets you put the upper vent in the wall instead of on the roof. If you want to use the side vent, you need to put in the fans.

Nothing against a wall vent, it's just a choice you need to make.
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