Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-10-2016, 06:25 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
duramaxlbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 104
Fans in fridge upgrade

Ok, guys I been doing some searching on the forum and found some OK info, I see lots of people are using a startech 80x25 ball bearing fans. The factory ones just make to much dam noise. So my question is can I just unplug the fans for my first trip till I get the new ones? Also what connector should I get the tx3 or the lp4?

Thanks
__________________

__________________
duramaxlbz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 06:45 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: East Berlin
Posts: 339
Are you having a fridge cooling issue or just want to get a less noisy fan?

Our new 33IK would not cool below the mid 40 degree temps. Had new cooling unit installed and did fan upgrade at that time.

I went slightly larger instead of 24 cfm output is 35 cfm. Did not worry about connector cut existing and wired new fan in. Also dropped to 80 degrees for fan temp sensor. Can just barley hear when fan is running. Fridge stays between 34 and 38 degrees irregardless of outside temperature. Freezer holds at 0 to -2.
__________________

__________________
Rich5117 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 07:05 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
duramaxlbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 104
The factory ones are just two loud. Not a cooling issue at all. The the fans are annoying I want to take the factory ones out and replace them.
__________________
duramaxlbz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 09:42 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: East Berlin
Posts: 339
Check the site rvcoolingunit.com. I was able to do a remove and replace of the fan I used because my fridge was removed for repair. Our original fan was so loud it made it hard to hear the Tv. If you can not get to the fan or do not want to pull the fridge there are other options as well on this site. Good luck
__________________
Rich5117 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 09:51 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
silver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 739
Quote:
Originally Posted by duramaxlbz View Post
Ok, guys I been doing some searching on the forum and found some OK info, I see lots of people are using a startech 80x25 ball bearing fans. The factory ones just make to much dam noise. So my question is can I just unplug the fans for my first trip till I get the new ones? Also what connector should I get the tx3 or the lp4?

Thanks
I added a couple of fans to aid in the frig cooling. Worked great.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	frig fans.JPG
Views:	272
Size:	76.0 KB
ID:	99353  
__________________
silver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 10:31 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
duramaxlbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 104
The fans are easy to get to. They are just below the top outside vent. I think I am going to pull the and replace with two dual ball bearing fans.
__________________
duramaxlbz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2016, 01:10 PM   #7
Canadian Member
 
itat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Eastern GTA, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,905
Do you have a Dometic or Norcold refrigerator? In a slide out or fixed?

Lots of folks seem to be doing this mod but I honestly have never had a problem with fan noise or fridge cooling in either of our trailers. (Our Roo had a Dometic fridge and our current Rockwood TT has a Norcold.) Of course, I don't camp in 100 įF weather either so maybe that makes a difference?
__________________
2011 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8293SS, 12K Equal-i-zer WDH
2016 Ford F-250 XLT SuperCrew, 6.2L, 4x4, 6'9" bed, 3.73, w/ snow plow & camper pkgs.
2010 Rockwood Roo 23SS (2012 - 2014)
2009 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew, 5.4L, 5'6" bed (2012 - 2016)

itat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2016, 01:22 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by duramaxlbz View Post
Ok, guys I been doing some searching on the forum and found some OK info, I see lots of people are using a startech 80x25 ball bearing fans. The factory ones just make to much dam noise. So my question is can I just unplug the fans for my first trip till I get the new ones? Also what connector should I get the tx3 or the lp4?

Thanks
I used to use a cooling fan over the cooling mechanisms on the outside of the fridge (in the back). I am not convinced that it did much. The main thing back there that seemed important was that the vent at the roof line was clear and free.

Lately I have used a battery powered fan in the bottom of my fridge when I first turn it on. I find that it cools the fridge down much quicker than if the fan is not on. Then when my fridge reaches 40 F I turn the fan off and the fridge remains at 40 F unless it is very hot out (~85-90F) then the fridge gets a little warmer but no more that 50 F. At night it goes back down to 40 F as it cools down some outside.
__________________
papakilo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2016, 01:27 PM   #9
CDR USN Ret
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Full-Time
Posts: 104
FYI - If noise is the only issue, a ball bearing fan will produce more noise than a sleeve bearing fan.
__________________
2015 XLR415AMP
2011 3500HD Duramax/Allison/90 Gal Aux
2015 HD Limited Low
DSQR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2016, 01:32 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
duramaxlbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 104
A duel ball bearing fan is what people have used. I will record the noise with the fans now and with the fix. They are just to loud. I have a slide out 8289ws and it has a domestic fridge in it.
__________________

__________________
duramaxlbz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fan, fridge, upgrade

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:12 PM.