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Old 03-07-2012, 08:16 PM   #11
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One question I wonder how loud those fans are? I have a circulation fan on the unit out side and when it comes on you can hear it and it is outside and it is still fairly anoying..
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:37 PM   #12
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Never thought of that. The outside fan says it can be mounted up in the top or down low behind fridge. Wonder if one location is quieter than the other? Where is yours mounted? Also how old is your fan?
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:26 PM   #13
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They mounted it just below the fins to the right where they have a sensor to shut it off when not needed it seems to shut off before the sun goes down and temp has dropped. It came with my trailer already mounted however because the refrigerator is in the slide the top vent is not on the roof like other campers it is on the side top of the trailer otherwise I would of put in one of the hoods that have a solar panel and fan built into it where it only runs with the sun out.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:34 PM   #14
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The write up said 24 dBA's, that is reasonably quite. The insulation of the refrigerator should mute the sound even lower.
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:18 PM   #15
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Anyone have any experience with this product
Valterra A10-2618VP Found here REFRIGERATOR FANS.

Specifically I was wondering if it works as advertised on off on demand (no need for switch) and the ease of intallation.
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:23 PM   #16
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That's the one I have on order and from what I understand they help tremendously.
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:38 PM   #17
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Here is the link for the fan I have DOMETIC NORCOLD REFRIGERATOR FAN FOR RV 12 VOLT | eBay
We've been using one similar, probably from the same vendor on Ebay, only it's blue. It works great, easy to install and you barely know it's there until you open the door. Highly recommend this over the battery type that have a tendency to flop all over the place and don't move the air directly to the fins. They just circulate the air within the fridge. They do help but not like the computer fan type which you can raise the temperature and maintain the cold. Just be sure to wire it to the hot side of the light switch so it constant runs. When you want to turn it off just release it from the refridge fin that the alligator clip is connected to.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:15 PM   #18
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Have seen quite a few use pc power supply fans mounted below the fins that were wired to run full time when the refrigerator was on. The pc fans are very cheap and most computer repair shops practically give the used ones away.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:20 PM   #19
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Got my fan and now I don't have any constant 12v in my fridge. The only 12v in there is when the door opens and the light comes on. Any ideas? It a new norcold refridge in a 2012 v-lite. Thanks
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Got my fan and now I don't have any constant 12v in my fridge. The only 12v in there is when the door opens and the light comes on. Any ideas? It a new norcold refridge in a 2012 v-lite. Thanks


To clarify if you will need the alternative hook up on newer models:
On the DOMETICS~~~ If it has a mechanical door switch @ light, 99% of the time its just putting the fan's 1-wire in the red spade at the light bulb. The switch works on breaking the ground, so YES the fan runs with the door closed.
On the NORCOLDS~~ same as above. IF it does not have a mechanical door switch on the 2007 and newer you may need the alternative installation directions. It's consists of running a 24 gauge wire down the drain tube to the back of the refrigerator to supply continuous 12 volt power to the fan. I need your email address due to it having pictures in the directions.
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