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Old 06-01-2007, 08:11 PM   #15
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Leejirik, Here is the thread you want. This fix great! Jamie
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:20 PM   #16
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Nice job from that link, but there is an even BETTER fix that takes WAY less time to install. One of the Forum members is in the RV refrigeration business and has made a kit complete with thermostat, plastic plenum and silent fan.

You can find him under the name of 'rv_cool'. I have installed 4 of these kits, 2 on 16's, one on my 19CCD, and one on an SOB. They work great and completely eliminate the noise and poor performance of your OEM fridge! The 16 CCD owners could not believe how much colder the fridge ran and how QUIET it was after the install!
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:39 PM   #17
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I checked out RV Cool's products. Looks great. And it doesn't look like leejirik is veering off thread. It's about living with CCD's and fan noise is part of it. Veering off thread is pointing out that I've changed my aviator from surfer boy to camping boy. Looks good, eh? Jamie
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:49 PM   #18
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I always figured the lights in the CCD overhead cabinets were more of a designer touch for the showroom - I never use mine when on a trip with stuff in the cabinets.

I installed lights that are half the wattage of the originals - slightly less light, and way less battery drain and heat. I left a couple of circuits with the original wattage for when we are in a campground with hookups.

Also, I installed the Silenex fans in the refer compartment a couple of years ago, but without all the duct work that dbtw installed (I think the extra ducts are a good idea, just don't have the time). Even so, the refer stays much cooler, and the switch wiring for two speeds is very useful - high speed (and very little noise) during the day, and low speed (and totally silent from inside the trailer) at night.

A lot of the fun with these trailers is making these improvements - really good ideas on this forum!
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Old 06-02-2007, 07:21 AM   #19
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We love our 2004 22' CCD. We like the wet bath configuration because it saves valuable living space. It's sad that the 22' CCD has been discontinued. The new 23' has a dry bath. I expect alot of people prefer the wet bath as well.
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Old 06-03-2007, 01:55 PM   #20
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We love our 2004 22' CCD. We like the wet bath configuration because it saves valuable living space. It's sad that the 22' CCD has been discontinued. The new 23' has a dry bath. I expect alot of people prefer the wet bath as well.
You know, without any experience we wanted (and got) a dry bath. I gotta say I could wish for a wet bath option now. Valuable living space is right! You simply get more room to move around in the bath, and an extra closet outside the bath would be nice...

Don't get me wrong: I do love the little guy I have -- it's a keeper!

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Old 06-03-2007, 01:58 PM   #21
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Leejirik, Here is the thread you want. This fix great! Jamie
Oh, and leejirik: be sure to read through the whole thread -- "there's more than one way to do it"

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Old 06-04-2007, 10:59 AM   #22
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Thanks to all for the information re: my annoying reefer fan. I found RV_Cool's site and product info and will give his cooling kit a try.

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Old 06-04-2007, 04:12 PM   #23
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We love our 25 CCD!!!

Only one of our doors tends to move so I use a clothes pin to stop it. It works great during travel and it's useful for both the laundry and closing bags of chips/cereal

Since we only store kitchen stuff in the overhead cabinets we've never had an issue with the lights and the wine glasses look absolutely cool through the clear doors

The only detail I did not care for on the CCD was the plastic blinds so we replaced them with wooden ones that match the trim. Not only do they look fabulous but they added some needed warmth to the interior.

We would not trade our CCD for any other style.
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