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Old 06-05-2016, 10:35 AM   #51
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I tried thermostatically controlled fans for the condenser, and while they work well, they didn't solve the problem. The Wildwood trailer I have has two exterior vents for the refrigerator one low and the other high. Even with the fans the grille over the top vent restricts condenser air flow so much that the refrigerator will not cool in warm weather. Removing the top grille when camping is ugly but it lets the heat out and solves the problem. It is also a quick and easy test to see if inadequate condenser air circulation is causing the reefer to work poorly.
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Old 06-05-2016, 10:41 AM   #52
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If the shelf covers are solid so as to limit air circulation, they will have some impact on temp stability as areas closer to the cooling fins will be cooler while areas further away can be warmer. An internal fan will help some.
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Also, wonder if the plastic shelf covers and fin cover is making things worse.
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I tried thermostatically controlled fans for the condenser, and while they work well, they didn't solve the problem. The Wildwood trailer I have has two exterior vents for the refrigerator one low and the other high. Even with the fans the grille over the top vent restricts condenser air flow so much that the refrigerator will not cool in warm weather. Removing the top grille when camping is ugly but it lets the heat out and solves the problem. It is also a quick and easy test to see if inadequate condenser air circulation is causing the reefer to work poorly.


I have two vents in the sidewall slide and it cools fine .
On fan at the bottom one at the top.
My lower grill will hold a piece of paper to it with all the air flow.


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Glad you've got a better vent design than mine. Haven't tried the paper test, what are the current draw and cfm of the fan? Mine pull well with the top grille out, but block up pretty tight with the grill in. I'm using 12v 120mm and 140mm computer cooling fans that move roughly 40 and 60 cfm, draw about 1.2 and 1.7 watts respectively and are very quiet. With overlapping ranges on the thermostats they are light on the batteries when boondocking. Reducing grill impediments to airflow will be the answer for me. YMMV. Without airflow restrictions convection cooling as it was designed may well be enough. It's really sort of irritating to have to re-engineer something as straightforward as airflow over a refrigerator condenser.
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Old 06-05-2016, 01:37 PM   #55
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130 cfm upper 75 cfm lower both 120mm


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No pressure Turbs! Were you able to get more pictures of your wiring? I ordered some of the things you posted to use. Just curious on how you wired thing. My things are to come Monday. THANKS!!!!
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No pressure Turbs! Were you able to get more pictures of your wiring? I ordered some of the things you posted to use. Just curious on how you wired thing. My things are to come Monday. THANKS!!!!


I will tomorrow when I get home if ok?

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Thats fine! Be safe!!!!
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I'm going to glam onto those pictures also Turbs..
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