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Old 09-13-2016, 10:38 AM   #21
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My Norcold ref.in my Fleetwood Bounder didn't cool much at all (new 2016 Bounder) dealer found they had NEVER cut the roof above the refrig.to let it vent. after venting it works great.I did not install any fans behind the unit, but I do have one inside the refrig. Helps circulate the air throughout inside
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Old 09-13-2016, 11:08 AM   #22
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Here's a link to the webpage.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They are designed to cool computer towers. Silent and run (virtually) forever.
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Old 09-13-2016, 11:12 AM   #23
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Old 09-13-2016, 02:58 PM   #24
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Our Silverback had the same issue of not cooling from day one. Was in twice, dealer, said all test performed showed it was operating fine. Finally got tired of being stonewalled by them as I could not duplicate their results after doing those test myself, so I contacted a Rv refrigeration specialist (Carren RV). After first test told me it was poor performing cooling unit. He did all warranty contacts and put in a new cooling unit. He also built and installed a directional top vent from aluminum very much like the original post picture. He replaced the OEM fan with one the same size but 99% quieter. Don't need to set ours above 3 to properly cool even when it's in the 90's.
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Old 09-13-2016, 03:32 PM   #25
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We had a Jayco with the same setup, never cooled ever. I finally got Norcold to tell me "Norcold tells the RV manufacturers do not install the refrigerator in a slide out, if they don't get the measurements correct the refrigerator will never cool". I know that this is a FR forum but if this could help point anyone in the right direction to check the measurements of the opening.
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http://www.fridge-and-solar.net/fridges/Gvent4.gif

This the way it is supposed to be vented. The deflector, often installed wrong, must deflect the air towards the side vent. Moving the heated air is critical. Additional fans are also a big help.
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Old 09-13-2016, 07:28 PM   #27
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Baffles were incorrectly installed on mine...Dometic reps showed Cedar Creek techs what was wrong and they fixed it at the rally this year...fridge went from fans running all the time and ok cold temps at setting of 5 before fix to fans hardly on at all and 35 degrees Fahrenheit in fridge at setting of 3 after fix.
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Old 09-14-2016, 01:54 PM   #28
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36CKTS refrigerator upper vent

Tiggerdad that is exactly how mine was rebuilt after fix, insulation was also installed behind the deflector, foam on top of fridge then batted. Mine also has a small aluminum panel on the front said was to increase air velocity over fins. No baffles were installed as there was only around 1/2 inch to outside wall.
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Old 09-14-2016, 07:13 PM   #29
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My Dometic 2652 is not cooling properly. I contacted Dometic customer service and found out it is not properly vented, the necessary baffle is not in place, so the entire refrig compartment is heating up instead of the heat exiting through the roof vent. My unit has no fans. I intend to make a simple baffle and install it myself, even though refrig is still under warranty. I don't want to leave it at the dealer for 3 weeks for a simple repair. I figure I can install my own vent for next to nothing.

Below is a link to the Dometic Installation guide. Be sure to look it over thoroughly to make sure you have the correct model number and vent type. It makes a difference depending on the dimensions and on type of vent system installed. It can be roof vented, or side panel vented with either a single side vent, or double side vent.

I hope this helps.

http://bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/dometicventing.pdf
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Mr. K,

Yes that is supposed to be there it was built like that in the factory to try to help the design flow to go up and out. If you would like to do that it would be up to you. I can only advise that it was how it was manufactured here at the factory.

I appreciate the opportunity to assist you with your Cedar Creek product
Thank You,

Nick Hale
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Forest River, Inc
Office: 260-593-4000
Fax:574-343-5973
Email: nhale@forestriverinc.com
Just so ya'll are aware, Nick Hale is an incompetent boob. He delayed service for my rig for over five weeks for emergency service and is no longer working there.
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