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Old 05-09-2012, 02:36 PM   #11
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Our new Crusader has the 8cu/ft Dometic 2852 fridge which is working fine, but the fan noise from the rear was excessive... especially at night.
After reading about fan replacement in other posts, I did likewise and ordered a pair (2) Gelid Silent 9 TC computer case fans. I found these at OutletPC for $7.98 each, so the order totaled $23.92 with shipping.

The back of the fridge actually had mounts for 2 fans.
The 290 has an extended thin plywood panel that acts as a cowl to channel the air from the single (and extremely noisy) Sunon fan located just below the upper outside vent.
This had to be cut away, but as the material is very thin, I was able to do it with just a box cutter. The Gelid fans came with rubber mounts, and the completed install was fairly easy. I brad-nailed the plywood 'cowl' onto a piece of wood and screwed the wood back into place.
It works great and truly is as close to silent as possible! The twin wire sets pigtailed together running up the wire at the top right are the thermal sensors for the fans, which adjust their speed depending on the temperature.
How thick was the wood, that you nailed to the "cowl"?
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:43 AM   #12
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Sounds like a good mod. Just ordered 2 fans and will install them with I get them. Cheapest shipping with the 2 fans only cost $19.00 total.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:15 AM   #13
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How thick was the wood, that you nailed to the "cowl"?
The plywood is only about 1/8" thick and I cut through it easily (but carefully) with a retractable box cutter. (you can see the plywood in my photos... I just used the piece that I cut off and brad-nailed it to a piece of wood 3/4" square and about a foot long, and then screwed that piece of wood into the existing wood in the wall... See pics in post #1 of the thread...

Sorry for not taking more pics... If more would help, I can take the plastic vent opening off and take a close-up of the way I reattached the plywood.
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:28 PM   #14
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The plywood is only about 1/8" thick and I cut through it easily (but carefully) with a retractable box cutter. (you can see the plywood in my photos... I just used the piece that I cut off and brad-nailed it to a piece of wood 3/4" square and about a foot long, and then screwed that piece of wood into the existing wood in the wall... See pics in post #1 of the thread...

Sorry for not taking more pics... If more would help, I can take the plastic vent opening off and take a close-up of the way I reattached the plywood.
No, the pics you showed were just fine. Thank you for sharing. I appreciate all the info on your mod, will make it easy for me to do now. Happy camping this season!
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