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Old 04-10-2014, 04:28 PM   #1
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Location of fan fuse on Palomini 142CK

We have a new Palomini 142CK. It has the noisy refrigerator ventilation fan problem described here multiple times. I have contacted who said that the fan for the RM2354 is an after market kit they sell or gets installed by the manufacturer. I have talked to Palomino parts dept. and they said they get the kits from Dometic however the schematics from Dometic do not match what I see on the trailer. I can't get anyone from Palomino service dept. to call me back.

Does anyone here have any idea where the fan fuse it located?

Looking in the easily accessible lower compartment I only see a 15A and 30A fuse. I would expect a 1A for the fan. I plan to open the not so easy to access upper vent after we return from a weekend outing but would like to be able to disable the fan so we can sleep uninterrupted. Thanks.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:40 PM   #2
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Thought I would update this with information I have found.

I eventually received a call from Palomino but after having opened things up to try and resolve the fan noise. It turns out they use the Dometic after market fan kit but do not install the switch for liability reasons. They were helpful in determining why the fan was reinstalled incorrectly by the dealer and the location of J2 on the control board. They are also helping to setup some other repairs I won't do myself at another dealer. So all in all things seem to have turned around.

First the location of the inline fuse for the fan in my trailer is in the lower left hand side of the refrigerator. To remove it requires disconnecting connector J2 in the control box and threading to the front to gain access. If you have small hands this might not be necessary. Pics of the control box and lower end of fuse holder follow.






Here is what I found when I opened the upper refrigerator vent. It turns out the fan was reinstalled by the dealer and NOT Palomino. Not only does the hack job make the fan noisier but the straps attaching to the lines risk damaging them and causing leaks. I reinstalled the fan correctly using rubber grommets but is was still too noisy for me so I have ordered a different brand and will report on it after I've had a chance to use it. I've also installed a fan switch inside the trailer so we can turn it off while traveling and at night.

The fan specs are 12VDC 120mmX120MMX38MM at 105 CFM. I went ahead and ordered a thinner model so I can also isolate the fan from the factory mounts.

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Old 04-24-2014, 09:16 AM   #3
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Received the new fan and have installed it. I don't know what it's lifespan will be but it is much quieter. When it is running all you hear is a slight whine inside the trailer which should be easy to sleep through (I'm a light sleeper). The new fan is 120mmX120mmX25mm at 103 CFM.

I installed the new fan in the normal factory location using the factory brackets. The only modifications were the addition of rubber grommets to isolate the mounts and fan. There are three on each side and can be seen in the picture. In addition to dampening the sound they should provide some vibration isolation while traveling. To make it easier to replace the fan in the future I wired in a connector on the trailer side connection. I also added an on/off switch inside the trailer to turn the fan off when traveling or for other times we might not want it running.




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