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Old 07-29-2015, 02:14 PM   #15
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I think the bottom line is air movement is key... In the box and out in back!
Moving inside air helps circulate cold around objects, moving air out the vents simply draws cooler air in, obviously making things work better!
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Old 07-29-2015, 02:52 PM   #16
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We have the little fan that uses "D" size batteries and it helps a lot with keeping the air circulated. I have a little computer fan that I would like to install inside the box when I get some time and figure out where to tap the hot wire and ground.

The absolute best thing I did was remove the refrigerator and install it per the instructions. I put new insulation board along the sides, insulation above the unit and built a false wall behind the unit. There is only supposed to be 3/4" of space between the rear wall and the coils. I did install a 6" computer fan in the roof penetration but I have only had to use it a handful of times - usually during the initial cool down before a trip. Cool down is 2x as fast.
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Old 07-29-2015, 02:57 PM   #17
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I installed bubble foil on the walls and ceiling of the compartment while the fridge was out to reduce heat transfer to the interior AS walls. Should've installed it on the sides and top of the fridge too, but didn't think of it. Not much room in my compartment sides for more than that.
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Old 07-29-2015, 03:19 PM   #18
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That wall is a must, but neglected by the factory! I did this and greatly improves the performance of the fridge
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Old 07-29-2015, 03:34 PM   #19
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I installed bubble foil on the walls and ceiling of the compartment while the fridge was out to reduce heat transfer to the interior AS walls. Should've installed it on the sides and top of the fridge too, but didn't think of it. Not much room in my compartment sides for more than that.
What do you think about lining it with Reflectix? I've been thinking about doing that.
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Old 07-29-2015, 03:35 PM   #20
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My 25fb Classic has the false wall between the shell and the cooling unit of the fridge. Above my fridge on the inside the cabinetry will feel warm. I'm guess it must be just a void but hopefully not open to the chimney area where heat from the cooling unit can collect and intervere with the airflow in the chimney. While the Flying Cloud versions of the 25fb have a shallow cabinet above the fridge the Classics don't.

Rich, in your Classic what is above your fridge? Do you have a cabinet door. Do you know what Airstream did to close off the space above the fridge from the chimney?

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Old 07-29-2015, 03:39 PM   #21
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No cabinet....thought about putting one in. Probably will some day, as I HATE wasted space. It is an empty cavity which traps heat and probably causes some unwanted turbulence in the airflow. I did Reflect-x it as well as the rest of the lower cavity. The deflector on the outside wall does need to stay. It helps hot air "rush" upward. A convection venturi effect. I did not insulate it as it is on the outside wall anyway and I didn't want to constrict that space.
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So the cavity is not open to the chimney. There is a wall between the chimney and the cavity above the fridge?

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So the cavity is not open to the chimney. There is a wall between the chimney and the cavity above the fridge?

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Nope, it's open to the chimney area, however the roof vent is more inboard than you would think, so much of the space above the fridge box must be open. You couldn't put a very deep cabinet in....how deep is the cabinet in the other model?
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What do you think about lining it with Reflectix? I've been thinking about doing that.
That's what I used, just had a brain fart on the brand.
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