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Old 09-24-2008, 02:54 PM   #1
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Should this touch the top of the fridge....

Ok I pulled my fridge out, it is not original..... The top of the fridge doesn't touch to bottom of the vent.. Here is a pic.. The fridge is off to the right but is a good 6 inches lower.... I wanted to raise the fridge up of the floor about 4 inches or so....

SHOULD IT TOUCH the vent>>>>????? I can raise it all the way....
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Old 09-24-2008, 03:51 PM   #2
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The whole back of the fridge should be ducted to the upper vent. You are most likely getting combustion gas by products in the living portion of the trailer. Air should come in through the bottom or the bottom side and be able to pass around the coils taking the combustion gas out through the top vent. It looks like a good time to raise that fridge and seal the space. Good thing you found this.
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Old 09-24-2008, 03:56 PM   #3
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Yeah they had all that red tape around it to seal it in i think... I will make sure I seal it right... thanks...
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Ok I pulled my fridge out, it is not original..... The top of the fridge doesn't touch to bottom of the vent.. Here is a pic.. The fridge is off to the right but is a good 6 inches lower.... I wanted to raise the fridge up of the floor about 4 inches or so....

SHOULD IT TOUCH the vent>>>>????? I can raise it all the way....
You must use the reefer vent and it must be properly sealed so that the exhaust from the reefer burner does not come into the trailer.

Sometimes the old reefer scoops become very brittle and crack all over the place.

We have replacement reefer scoops made with fiberglass, and gel coated an ivory color.

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Old 09-24-2008, 04:02 PM   #5
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Hey Andy, it has a new one on the top do you have them for the inside.. Or was this what you were talking about...
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:17 PM   #6
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On mine the counter top is touching or laying on the top of the fridge. the cream colored duct is flush with the bottom of the counter top. Nothing is really sealed, off to the left side of the duct up against the back wall is a 3 -4 inch hole with a cover in the counter top. this is access to clean the flue pipe.Mine is not really sealed or ducted except by all the cabinets.
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:21 PM   #7
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Thats how this one seem to be.... cabinets touched the two sides and vented out the top
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Hey Andy, it has a new one on the top do you have them for the inside.. Or was this what you were talking about...
All the heat and fumes from the reefer burner, should exit the trailer via the reefer flue.

We have them made to fit the shortest of reefers. When used on a taller reefer, simply cut off the excess.

http://www.inlandrv.com/parts/83825-refridge-scoop.jpg

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I thought vendors weren't allowed to direct people to their website for sales on the forums?
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I noticed you have a very nice 2007 Airstream so you probably aren't in the market for vintage parts. My I please say that Andy is very helpful here on the forum and eager to share his knowledge and expertise about Airstreams.

We like others have an older Airstream and need parts. Inland RV carries many of the things we need and in some case's are the only ones that carry replacement parts. I could spend all day on the Internet searching for parts and end up at Inland RV anyway.

When he gives advise and tells you what you need to fix something you are not obligated in any way to by from him. You can go on the internet and try to find the part other places. Your option.

We haven't ordered anything from them yet but am always looking for things we will need in the future. I feel secure in knowing that Andy and Inland RV are here for us.
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Read the forum rules. "Commerical vendors may not use the forums to direct others to ANY pages at their commerical website in which they have a commerical interest." Seems pretty clear to me.
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Commercial vendors

I don't believe that the real intent of that rule, was to ask Commercial vendors, to spend time, money, and effort, answering hundreds of questions from hundreds of members, and to expect nothing in return.

The commercial vendors simply answer question, with perhaps a link.

Additionally, if members expect commercial vendors to spend tons of time, answering questions, researching answers to questions, providing years of technical knowledge so that some members can be a DIY, without letting them know at least to some degree what that vender has to offer in equipment or parts, then I think that every commercial member would drop from this Forums like a heart beat.

Soliciting is a horse of a different color.

Providing information, along with a descriptive link, helps answer questions.

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Just my opinion, but I've always felt that there is a large difference between spam, and legitimate posts.

I think that the post in question is certainly of the later sort. In my view as a reader Andy was explaining how the refer should be set up, and provided some information on a part that would do it. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and to me anyway, I had a better understanding as a result of being able to see the pic.

Again, just my opinion, but if the rules are written in such a way that useful help posts are disallowed because of concerns over spam, perhaps the rule should be modified a touch.

Lastly, I would like to touch upon Andy and his posts here.

I have an old trailer which I would be too intimidated to work on if it were not for this forum, but also, very specifically for Andy's Inland RV posts. I would very likely be paying someone to make small repairs which would be intimidating to me had Andy not posted something about them in the past.
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Hi craftsman; Why not, if someone needs help? Thanks, "Boatdoc"
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