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Old 05-23-2015, 07:11 AM   #1
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RV Fridge Add-On Fan

I've been looking at these add-on fans that are supposed to make your fridge run more efficiently..

We have a small trailer with a Dometic RM2351.

It looks like some of them hook up to the interior light for power. Ours does not have an interior light.

Does anybody have any experience with these??

Thanks, Joe
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:52 AM   #2
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Wondering what you mean by more efficiently? Our last 2 fridges would cool to 40 in the fresh food area and keep ice cream pretty hard in the freezer. That's about all
you're going to get. There is an aftermarket thermostat upgrade you can buy/install that
will let you adjust the cooling temp but the factory setting is pretty much gonna
be 40. We have a little slider in the fresh food area that is supposed to adjust the
temp but again- with it all the way up (coldest setting) we get 40.....

Have you put a thermometer in the fresh food area and checked??
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I guess I'm always looking at things to make stuff work better..

To be honest it's a new camper and may well be just fine..

I'll buy a thermometer and see where it's at..

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I added computer fans to the top of my refrig. They run constantly and prevent the factory fan that was very noisy from running. That was the main purpose of me adding the fans. But the added benefit was the refrig seemed to stay cooler in warmer temps and when the refrig was being opened more often.
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:17 AM   #5
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I added computer fans to the top of my refrig. They run constantly and prevent the factory fan that was very noisy from running. That was the main purpose of me adding the fans. But the added benefit was the refrig seemed to stay cooler in warmer temps and when the refrig was being opened more often.
Camper1999.. Could you give more detail on your install?? Where did you mount the fans and where did you hook them up??

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Look up ebay seller "dforce1029" for accessories. Also search "Dinosaur electronics" dometic thermistor adjuster. I have added the adjuster and double fan inside and fridge gets down to 30 now. Too cold and had to adjust higher to stay around 37.

Fans wire runs down drain tube and connects to hot 12v wire behind fridge. Ground is a clip attached to fins.

Factory was 40. After opening the door a couple times in morning, it would shoot up to 45 and not drop until evening. Too warm for me from the factory.




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I've been looking at these add-on fans that are supposed to make your fridge run more efficiently..

We have a small trailer with a Dometic RM2351.

It looks like some of them hook up to the interior light for power. Ours does not have an interior light.

Does anybody have any experience with these??

Thanks, Joe
If this Fan is what you are referring too,they come with a LONG wire for external 12V power,it is a (Cut to Length) wire! They should come (Standard Equip.) Youroo!!
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Check out this link.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/181208057633?nav=SEARCH

This is what I use inside.


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I've been looking at these add-on fans that are supposed to make your fridge run more efficiently..

We have a small trailer with a Dometic RM2351.

It looks like some of them hook up to the interior light for power. Ours does not have an interior light.

Does anybody have any experience with these??

Thanks, Joe
I believe they run the power wires through the drain hose of the fridge. Or there are fridge fans that run off of batteries.
Start here.battery operated rv fridge fans - Bing
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