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Old 10-16-2014, 10:13 AM   #141
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This is probably one or the best mods we ever did. The old fan was so noisy we couldn't sleep.
Totally agree.
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:55 PM   #142
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Very interesting thread. Just came back from 2 nights in my 2015 25RB FC. The fan noise was horrible. I just disconnected the thermistor for the the trip, the plan is to replace the fan and improve the mounting isolation. Last resort will be a thermistor that comes on at a slightly higher temp.
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We have the same model. It makes huge difference on cooling of that fridge compartment if you prop open the upper fridge vent door. It helps a little bit more to prop open lower fridge vent door.

If you park that side of the trailer in shade or away from the sun, or have a street side awning to shade the compartment, then prop open the vent doors, the fan will come on much less, if at all. Also ventilate the inside of the trailer so it does not get hot, and the fridge compartment will stay cooler.
Hi, I didn't know that 25'ers had the fan system, mine doesn't.
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:54 PM   #143
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Hi, I didn't know that 25'ers had the fan system, mine doesn't.
The 2012 - 2015 Rear Bed model introduced in 2012 has the upper door to allow a shallow fridge compartment (more interior space) with a convection /microwave oven over top of it, so the roof vent space is not available.

Actually in use, it is a very convenient setup for the kitchen. However the fan attempts to reroute the natural flow of warm air out the side instead of the top, with so-so success.

We fashioned a prop inside the upper door that we use to hold the upper fridge vent door open whenever camping in hot weather (which we seldom do) so the fan does not run often, if at all. We have a street side awning over it for rain protection. I suppose bugs and bats could find their way in but haven't yet. I am in the market for a better, quieter fan though for when we need it.
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:44 PM   #144
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Fan arrived today Looks like I have a project on for Sat AM
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:49 AM   #145
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Fan arrived today Looks like I have a project on for Sat AM
Have fun. You will find this project very satisfying when you are done
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Old 12-07-2014, 11:05 AM   #146
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Well, we just parked our new A/S in the driveway last night, a 2015 International 23D. An hour or so after emptying the fridge and leaving the fridge door open, we noticed the fan was still running. This does not make any sense! It is mildly noisy inside, but more so outside (on the street side). My first concern was battery draw. I still think something is wrong, and will take to dealer to file a complaint.

But, now I find this thread where users have been complaining about refrigerator fans for over ten years and implementing their own fixes! Yikes! Does Airstream take some perverse pleasure in reading these forum threads? Why can they not devote the same efforts to fan and water pump noise as they do to interior fabric colors? Take a page from customer-oriented Apple.

Sorry for the rant, but this strikes me as rediculous.

Having said that, we do love our cool new trailer, except for three or four disappointing annoyances. And hooray for you wonderful people on the forum!!!

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Old 12-07-2014, 11:13 AM   #147
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This was but one of the deciding factors that led us to get a 25FB. In my SOB the fan on the converter would run for long periods of time. Even though it was "quiet" it still drove me crazy, especially at night.

Robert, the 25FC has a microwave above the fridge taking away the space that is used for the vent. They have to vent it out the side like the 23 and thus, the need for the fan.
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Old 12-07-2014, 11:58 AM   #148
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Was it still hot at the top of the vertical heater tube? That may be why it was still on. Also, we had a bad thermostat that needed to be replaced under warranty... it is a pretty quick check and fix... J
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Old 12-07-2014, 10:29 PM   #149
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In our case, there was little heat that I noticed, and outside temp was upper 40's. The fan was off the next morning. Will troubleshoot when time allows.
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Well, we just parked our new A/S in the driveway last night, a 2015 International 23D. An hour or so after emptying the fridge and leaving the fridge door open, we noticed the fan was still running. This does not make any sense! It is mildly noisy inside, but more so outside (on the street side). My first concern was battery draw. I still think something is wrong, and will take to dealer to file a complaint.

But, now I find this thread where users have been complaining about refrigerator fans for over ten years and implementing their own fixes! Yikes! Does Airstream take some perverse pleasure in reading these forum threads? Why can they not devote the same efforts to fan and water pump noise as they do to interior fabric colors? Take a page from customer-oriented Apple.

Sorry for the rant, but this strikes me as rediculous.

Having said that, we do love our cool new trailer, except for three or four disappointing annoyances. And hooray for you wonderful people on the forum!!!

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Thanks, interstate flyer. Was this a response to a warranty complaint?
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:58 AM   #152
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Does anyone know the proper temp range for the external thermostat that operates the fan? I need to replace mine and can find no numbers on the current thermostat.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:43 PM   #153
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Thanks, interstate flyer. Was this a response to a warranty complaint?
I called AS Tech Support a few weeks after purchase and mentioned that our 2013 International 19 had the switch on the curb side, outdoor socializing side and that we'd like to see the feature on all Airstreams that required fridge fans.

I told Randy that 2014 23D should have the same option to ensure a good night's sleep. He agreed and sent an email to the dealer.

This probably fell more under the catagory "keep the customer happy" than warranty claim.
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With warm weather already here in Arizona our fridge compartment fan kicked on the other day and of course it is noisy. I have a little in-line lamp switch going to it but I thought it needs a quiet fan.

So I put this one in its place, seems to move near as much air as the original but you can't hear it inside and it's real, real quiet outside.
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