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Old 09-11-2002, 07:58 PM   #1
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Propane fridge installation

I recently bought a 65 safari which had an electric fridge in place of the original gas/electric. I found an old magic chef gas fridge in an old 59 airstream. It works fine and I want to install it. My question is how do I ventilate the lower end to get good air flow to the top vent? the access cover does not have vents in it and the floor has had aluminum sheeting screwed on underneath where the fridge goes. Thanks in advance
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Old 09-11-2002, 08:51 PM   #2
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You will need to do some investigation but I think if you pull up the alumimum sheet that is screwed to the floor for will find the remnants of the air intake for the refer. Prior to 75 ( I think) intake air was drawn from under the trailer, later models had an external vent. You may have to pull another sheet of aluminum that will be obvious when you look underneath from the outside.
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Old 09-11-2002, 09:06 PM   #3
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My 66 has a vent of sorts under the trailer from the floor where the refer sits. It also has a lockable door right behind the refer to allow access. The vent has a grille to keep out stray dinosaurs and a PO installed a filter there. I assume to keep down the dust. There is a vent in the floor behind the refer, just keep looking.

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Thanks guys, A floor vent makes sense looking at the patch sheets of aluminum sheeting under where the fridge will sit. I will remove them and fabricate some sort of grill as it originally came with. Thanks again for the responses.
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When you make your grill be sure as Action said, it does not do much more than keep out stray dionsaurs (I liked that). The cooling is a convection flow and it needs lots of open space. Something like 1/4" hardware cloth would work.

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Old 09-12-2002, 06:34 PM   #6
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The discription of the vents given are pretty much what I have in my '71 Int. Wire cloth 1/4". My Frig is an original Dometic.
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