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Old 06-04-2016, 09:48 AM   #29
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Peter...

Interesting point about a fan in a flue-based installation may introduce conflicting technologies. Maybe I should simply shade the refrigerator area when there is direct sunlight.

I can't remember the inside temperature of the trailer during the hot spell in Arizona. But the AC was on and it was comfortable.

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Old 06-04-2016, 11:33 AM   #30
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Shade is good, is your fridge on the street side? Our old one was in the 25' and I always wanted to get an awning on that side. Hoping to get one on the new FC20 and on the rear too, at some point.
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Yes, my fridge is on the street side. I do have an awning on that side which does help a bit, although it doesn't extend as far as the curbside awning.
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Yes, my fridge is on the street side. I do have an awning on that side which does help a bit, although it doesn't extend as far as the curbside awning.
Then your set up is "as good as it gets" for really hot weather camping IMO. The potential benefits of adding a cooling fan balance out with the risks and costs, again in my opinion.

If it ain't broke don't fix it . . .

Wish we had the old flue set up -- really a no-brainer . . .

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Old 08-19-2016, 08:06 PM   #33
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Bill, nice blog on the other post re refer cooling thread. I'll have to spend some time there.

So as to not hijack that other thread like I'm going to on this one...but since both you and OTRA15 opened the door and both mentioned Blacks Beach (less is more) and since a minor hijack is only a misdemeanor here ya go.

I had to dig for a bit to find all the Homegrown albums and this was my final selection. The first still eludes me.



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Thanks, Bob, for the credit and notes on my engineering (clothes hanger... demonstrating less is more).

I also have memories of eating burritos at El Indio and going to Black's Beach (where less is also more)!

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Bill, nice blog on the other post re refer cooling thread. I'll have to spend some time there.

So as to not hijack that other thread like I'm going to on this one...but since both you and OTRA15 opened the door and both mentioned Blacks Beach (less is more) and since a minor hijack is only a misdemeanor here ya go.

I had to dig for a bit to find all the Homegrown albums and this was my final selection. The first still eludes me.



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Thanks, Bob, for digging in the sand and coming up with more homegrown nostalgia regarding Blacks Beach...

No buttons, bows, or refrigerator fans are needed at Blacks Beach!

(P.S. Additional ways to keep the refrigerator cool: Quick, easy and safe refrigerator defrosting)

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After several attempts this is what I finally came up with to quiet the refrigerator fan, for now anyway. It's the most effective thing I've tried.




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After several attempts this is what I finally came up with to quiet the refrigerator fan, for now anyway. It's the most effective thing I've tried.
Jukeboxfun, like silvergate's solution in post #11, gotta love the engineering. I little Rube Goldberg (that's a compliment) but a great idea/solution.


As some else in this thread has commented on more than a couple of occasions, form follows function.



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p.s. that's a new fan, correct?
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p.s. that's a new fan, correct?
That is not the stock fan, Picked it up on Ebay. The original fan is very loud!
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That is not the stock fan, Picked it up on Ebay. The original fan is very loud!
Thanks Jukeboxfun, I suspected as much. I swapped our OEM for a Silenex and mounted it back in the OEM bracket but added some foam and the rubber screws/holders.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f542...ml#post1774433

You can barely hear it and really have to be listening for it...borderline discernible. I followed Silvergate's lead and opened the exterior door...now it hardly even comes on albeit more often on gas vs. ele. However going silent, which I suspect your bungee solution would do, would be an easy swap.

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