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Old 07-02-2014, 10:30 PM   #81
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Yeah. I built a shield also out of roof flashing. I think the best thing would be a powered roof fan in place of the top vent.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:50 PM   #82
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Yeah the tan paint doesn't help. I know I can sure feel the sun in the morning if the nose is facing east. When I check the fridge it wa sitting at 37 so feel okay about things.
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:54 AM   #83
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Yeah. I built a shield also out of roof flashing. I think the best thing would be a powered roof fan in place of the top vent.
Shield? Do you have pics?
My temp varies from 33 to 38 on cooler days and mid 40's on hot days. Whats the purpose of the shield?
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:51 AM   #84
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I hear it directs the heat to the upper vent instead of letting it hang around the big cavity above the frig. I haven't noticed a difference.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:59 AM   #85
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Some folks have formed flashing into a gentle 90° curved sheet to smooth out the corner. Is that what you did dcheatwood?
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Some folks have formed flashing into a gentle 90° curved sheet to smooth out the corner. Is that what you did dcheatwood?
That's the way Palomino installed it in my trailer but it is also supposed to stop the hot air from building up in the gap from the top of the fridge to the roof.
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:45 PM   #87
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Some folks have formed flashing into a gentle 90° curved sheet to smooth out the corner. Is that what you did dcheatwood?

Correct oc. I'll try get a picture.
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:00 PM   #88
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Pics of two vents in slide. Three fans inside upper vent. And metal flashing above fins inside upper vent. Sorry so bad. Shooting up into sun.
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Pics of two vents in slide. Three fans inside upper vent. And metal flashing above fins inside upper vent. Sorry so bad. Shooting up into sun.
So you went from behind the fins of the fridge with a bend / radius to the top of the vent sort of? This stops the hot air building up in the cavity above the fridge. Im gonna look at mine and see what I can rig up.
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So you went from behind the fins of the fridge with a bend / radius to the top of the vent sort of? This stops the hot air building up in the cavity above the fridge. Im gonna look at mine and see what I can rig up.

Yes. I sort of cut some slots in it on each side so i'd have something to attach to the wood and the sides of the frig with staples, and the main deflector lies across the top of frig and curves up to the top of the vent where I stapled it to the wooden frame there. I'm not convinced it helps but definately couldn'd hurt. I feel like some of the heat was escaping into the living area from around and above the frig.
What I'm planning now is to get my hands on a white vent and try to mount a larger fan to the inside of it to act like an attic or exhaust fan that pulls from the bottom up and straight out the vent. I plan to cut out all the vent where the fan is and put a shallow roof vent over it to stop rain. Since I seldom dry camp, and when I do it's winter, I'll do it with a 110V fan if I have to.
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