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Old 10-02-2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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Fridge Venting Systems

We have been looking at motor homes and 5th wheels for our retirement traveling. On many models, the fridge is on a slide. So instead of having a roof vent, the heat is vented though the side of the slide. I am just wondering if anyone here has had 2 campers with different fridge venting methods that can give me input if the side venting works just as well as the roof chimney. To me, the side venting does not seem as efficient.



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Old 10-02-2012, 09:25 AM   #2
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At the Tucson Rally it was (HOT) our top vent ref.worked fine,a slide mounted ref.member said his ref. would only go down to 42 deg. Youroo!!

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:34 AM   #3
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Our previous camper was an Outback TT with the usual roof vent. We now have an HW296 with the side venting. So far, the fridge has stayed cold in the HW, equally well, if not better than the Outback's fridge. Granted the fridge in the Outback was a 7 cu.ft., so had to work a little harder. Though, I agree with you, roof venting is probably a little more efficient, but the side venting, so far, seems to get the job done.

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