Originally Posted by aztlanco
Are refrigerator roof vents absolutely necessary? Or can they be avoided by installing large access doors with plenty of louvers for venting?
I think that if at all possible, this would eliminate roof leaks and problems up on the roof. Seems to me, I have seen some RV's without roof vents.
Thanks in advance,
"58 Traveler 18ft.
The taller the stack, the better the refrigerator cools. I have never heard of any roof leaks around the Airstream refrigerator vent; they occur much more frequently around the vent stacks for the plumbing where the penetrate the roof.
Many units with side louvers have a fan to aid in airflow. My experience with 2 trailers with side vents make me happy that mine has a roof vent.