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Old 06-12-2005, 11:45 AM   #15
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Here is a schematic dtbw sent me. Be sure to cut off the resistors on the fans or they will run too slow if at all. (first attempt at an attachment. Apologies if it doesn't work out)
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Old 06-12-2005, 12:04 PM   #16
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Old 06-12-2005, 12:07 PM   #17
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As for Airstream just putting an on/off switch... Come on! But then we don't get the pleasure and satisfaction of tweaking our trailers do we.

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Old 06-12-2005, 01:44 PM   #18
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Here's the link to the other thread related to the noisy frig fan:

http://www.airforums.com/forum...0&page=1&pp=20
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Old 06-12-2005, 06:01 PM   #19
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Fan Resistors?

I also have changed out the fan on my 05 16' CCD using the info that dtbw sent to me. I located the DPDT switch inside the under sink cabinet next to the refrigerator, so I can switch between off/low/high, as needed, when I check the refer temp.

I do have a question about the resistors on the Silenex fans - my fans each have a cable that goes to a connector. Where are the resistirs located? Can you post a picture that shows what they look like and where to find them? I know what conventional resistors look like, and didn't see anything that looked like that on the fans.

I ran tests to measure cooling capability vs. current (we dry camp a lot), and the system performance was outstanding in temps up to 85 F - the warmest it's been here in Utah so far this year. I had to back off on the refer temp setting to keep it from getting too cold. And, the noise from the original fan is gone.

So, even if I missed removing the resistors, the system performance is still awesome. But, if I could improve it more by removing the resistors, I'd like to pursue that.

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I thought I would bump this one up.This is a great thread and I know a lot of people would love to get rid of the noise in there new Airstreams.I am getting a fan for the exhaust above the stove and adding 2 more in the refridge compartment outside.Even though it has the roof vent It still seems that if I add the fans it would work better in the summer.
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Old 12-18-2006, 04:19 PM   #21
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Hey Devo, What fan are you replacing the stove exhaust with? Report back and let us know how quiet it is. Jamie
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Hey Devo, What fan are you replacing the stove exhaust with? Report back and let us know how quiet it is. Jamie
Me too! I'd like to know that as well.

Devo also in terms of the fridge, I think you and I have the same one and in the dead of summer...hot, humid, etc, my fridge worked great...real cold inside.

Based on the possible recall of these fridges you and I have, I'd be reluctant to modify the fridge in any way, if in fact our units are under the same recall for a possible fire hazard due to a leak developing in a weakened weld due to an oversized heater coil being used.
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HMMM...I did not know anything about a recall.Where would I be able to source out things like this to find out what items need to be fixed?If mine does have to be recalled I am going to get them to pull that RCA wire and run thru the wall while they have it out.

The fan I am going to try and use are the ones from eastluna.It seems they have the lower dbi's so I will be trying those.As for the fridge.You know when you look into the outside compartment and see the wood box that is in front of it.I figured I would angle the fans towards the fridges workings to get the full effect on them and it would force the air out the top.I am also going to try and fit a piece of aluminum on there so it can be removable if it has to be worked on also.I dont want the fans to be attached or near the louvered hatch because I would like them to last as much as possible without getting water when washing it and rain when it is pouring.Once I get these items and try to do something I will post.
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HMMM...I did not know anything about a recall.Where would I be able to source out things like this to find out what items need to be fixed?If mine does have to be recalled I am going to get them to pull that RCA wire and run thru the wall while they have it out.

The fan I am going to try and use are the ones from eastluna.It seems they have the lower dbi's so I will be trying those.As for the fridge.You know when you look into the outside compartment and see the wood box that is in front of it.I figured I would angle the fans towards the fridges workings to get the full effect on them and it would force the air out the top.I am also going to try and fit a piece of aluminum on there so it can be removable if it has to be worked on also.I dont want the fans to be attached or near the louvered hatch because I would like them to last as much as possible without getting water when washing it and rain when it is pouring.Once I get these items and try to do something I will post.
The cooling kit I manufacture is quieter and superior than the factory fan, plus if you got the double side vent, you don't have to remove the refer to install. The whole kit is less than the 50 some dollars one fan mentioned in this thread costs. I'm not busting on anybody's modifications, but just letting people know there is a kit available if they want it.
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Nice Price!

Thanks RV_cool,
I will definately look into this when I get our new AS 16' Bambi!
Thanks for the link,
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This thread is great! I just completed the install of the dual fan system with the DPDT switch shown in the image above. It works great, very quite even in parallel mode and the cooling seems quick. One quick question, I setup the fans to blow air over the condenser not pull air from it. Is there any reason why it would be better to pull air over it instead of blowing it accross it? It seems much cooler now but just curious. Anyway, thanks to all for helping me get a noise free evening in the trailer.
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Remember that hot air rises. The air you a sucking in from the top vent is blowing down over the coils. The air is heating up and wants to go where the fans are. Seriously consider have the fans blow out of the upper frig vent.
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:02 PM   #28
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alternative fan

I used a Scythe S-FLEX SFF21D (Scythe USA Inc.) replacement fan. At 8.7dBa and $15 a pop I think it's an excellent alternative.

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