I know there has been alot of discussion of adding cooling fans behind the refrigerator because of the heat build problem in the slide. So I ask, why do RV manufacturers use this in the slide design without trying to mitigate the problem of heat build-up ?
Here is a quote from the Dometic Vent installation Instructions, " When installing the refrigerator, the installer must block the space between the storage cabinet and the top of the refrigerator, otherwise heat will become trapped in this space, making the top of the refrigerator hot, thus reducing the efficiency of the unit".
In my case, why didn't CC install a baffle on the top of the refer box to help the air flow out the vent like Dometic recommends?
Also, CC blocked off 1/2 the height of the upper vent with paneling. I can only guess that they thought the cheap (noisy) pc fan blowing air, would funnel the air up to the evaporator coil. But because the upper vent is half blocked and there is no baffle at the top of the refrigerator, the air can not escape and it gets hot,,,,, Good job guys......
So this mod I'm doing, should have been a standard design.....
I just ordered two new quite, low amp (.08) fans to arrive this week. I think these, along with the baffle I made, my refer should be much cooler
Thanks, I feel better now......
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