Originally Posted by mcphee
What fan has anyone installed and how was it positioned to cool the fins for the refrigerator. It appears a fan of adequate size would block the AC/DC controls. I have a 2014 A122S. A picture of you fan in the compartment would be great.
It's a mod I haven't gotten around to. As is, I get adequate cooling, freezing everything inside after 24 hours if I turn up the gas or AC to max cool. So it's not an urgent mod for me.
If I were going to do the mod, first I would try to put some baffles in to get a natural chimney draft on the external cooling coils. You want the the natural draft to go in the bottom grill across the coils and out the top grill. I probably need to screen the inside of the grills to prevent insects getting in.
A 12 volt, 120mm computer fan (like Turbs suggested) would be the next step. I'm not at all sure the gains would be significant if a decent chimney was in place. If I did put a fan in, I would want to have it easily removable so as not to block air flow when not in use - we do a lot of camping with no hook-ups. I would install the fan near the bottom of the fridge to blow air up the chimney. This would not interfere with the fridge controls - my switches are all in the top half of the compartment. I would also install a switch to turn the fan on or off to preserve battery when not needed.
just my thoughts
2014 Rockwood A122
2008 Hyundai minivan with Equalizer 600/6000
camping Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico one weekend at a time