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Old 04-29-2015, 02:35 PM   #3621
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Do those refrigerator fans that you put in the refer work well for moving air around


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Old 04-29-2015, 03:13 PM   #3622
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Do those refrigerator fans that you put in the refer work well for moving air around
Yes, they work great and the outside one's I used are much quieter than Dometics.
Check my posts for details about the fans I used and install details.

Think the posts are in the mods section.
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:24 PM   #3623
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Talking about small ones like this?

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Old 04-29-2015, 03:27 PM   #3624
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No the one's I used are all 120mm computer fans. They move much more air while being quiet
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:28 PM   #3625
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I use one like that and I haven't really noticed any difference in temperature at all. I think the comuter fan mods must be the way to go.
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:30 PM   #3626
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I have a spare fan so will have to try that, maybe the little ones can't move enough air around


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Old 04-29-2015, 04:28 PM   #3627
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I guess the bouncing around in the 5er just doesn't bother me much. But you have to understand before I started to RV I was sailing on Lake Erie and we were always bouncing about!
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Old 04-29-2015, 05:34 PM   #3628
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I have a spare fan so will have to try that, maybe the little ones can't move enough air around
Here is a link to the baffle I made for the outside condenser, third picture down shows the fans I used below it and there is a link to where I bought them.
The original Dometic 92mm fans were very noisy, but these are quiet.
Outside fans are pretty much a must for a fridge mounted in a slide, but help one's that aren't too.

Here is a link to the interior evaporator fan I installed, and there is also a link to the fan I used. The interior fans circulate the cooling from the evaporator fins, to give an even temp through out the fridge.

The only difference between the fans is the one I installed inside is slimmer in thickness, all are dual ball bearing. You can use 80mm or 92mm fans if you don't have room but low speed 120mm fans are generally quieter since they don't have to turn as fast to move the same or more air.

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Old 04-29-2015, 06:10 PM   #3629
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I guess this isn't really what we did to the 5er but what we did with it after a BIG STORM.

The solar system in the 5er paid big dividends after a big storm on Monday cutting the power to the house for over 12 hours and flooding the roads, knocked down very large trees. No power for a radius of over 30 miles in any direction. Roads were blocked with trees and water flooded over them which left no way out. So we made coffee, made breakfast, and watched TV all day in the RV. We do keep a 1/2 tank of water in the RV just in case so that also paid off. All and all it made things very very easy for us to weather out this small disaster and that evening the power was restored to the house. Love our new solar set up. We laughed and said, glad we are truly self contained in the RV with SOLAR.
The new solar system is coming in handy in more than just boondocking for pleasure.

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Glad you alright from that weather, never know this time of year, looks like quite a system you installed. Mud Yapster, I would be ready to get out of Dodge this time of year down there. Stayed packed and stay safe.......
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:27 PM   #3630
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Didn't do anything to the 5er, but my Sherline gauge came so I made an adaptor to fit the 5er pin. Just have to see if it will work tomorrow and if it does, I will paint the 2 pcs I made and put all of it on a shelf. Kinda anxious to see what my pin weight really is.

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