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Old 08-17-2012, 09:59 PM   #21
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I'm think mine will end up yonder yet to !
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:30 AM   #22
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We have the 18EC as well and live in Florida and haven't had any issues with the Fridge keeping food cool. You probably already power up the fridge a day before leaving for you destination, but if not this helped a lot. We did notice that the propane cools better than when on electric...not sure why?
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:11 AM   #23
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We did notice that the propane cools better than when on electric...not sure why?
One possibility: Perhaps propane provides more BTUs than
the electric heating element. More heat input = more ammonia
boiled = more cooling in fridge.

Propane definitely provides more heat for the water heater than
electric; wouldn't surprise me if the same is true for the fridge.

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Old 08-18-2012, 11:55 AM   #24
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Yes they are at the bottom of vent.
I'm goin to play with placement as I go to see if I can get even better air flow .
Right now when fans are on I can suck a napkin up to the vent.
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I may try to mount my new 120mm fan(if it ever gets here) just below the vent cover on the roof. That way I will have one below blowing up and one on top blowing out and helping the lower fan. Depending on what I find, I might even make a shroud.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:51 PM   #25
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Installed my radio shack 4 inch computer fan at the intake vent pointing up to the coils. Seems to move a pretty good amount of air to the top of the compartment. I could not find a 12 volt source that was switched with the refrigerator so I hooked to a constant hot and added a toggle switch. My thinking is I will turn the fan on when I turn the refrigerator on and off when I return home. I left the original temperature controlled fan just below the upper side vent as it was. I guess as it gets hotter that fan will turn on to assist. I can see how a top vent would let the heat escape much more efficiently.

Attaching the new fan was fun as they really don't give you much room to work in.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:33 PM   #26
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What is wamer than you want as long as it isn't above 42 degrees or below 34 degrees all should be good. Ours runs right about 40 and everything is plenty cold, even the milk. This keeps the freezer right about 8 degrees.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:37 PM   #27
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Best place to install would be to take roof cover off and instal in vent stack .
Yup. That is where my fan booster is going.

The solar powered fans are on my "To Buy" list.
The only mod I want to do is to figure out a way to only power the fans in sunlight and when the fridge is powered.
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:30 PM   #28
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If you want to run the solar powered fans only when the fridge is on,then run the 12v fridge "on" to power a relay to switch the solar power to the fan.
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Yup. That is where my fan booster is going.

The solar powered fans are on my "To Buy" list.
The only mod I want to do is to figure out a way to only power the fans in sunlight and when the fridge is powered.
Shouldn't be to hard. Just run 12v fridge on power to a photo cell that pulls in a coil and powers your fan.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:27 AM   #30
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If you want to run the solar powered fans only when the fridge is on,then run the 12v fridge "on" to power a relay to switch the solar power to the fan.
09grizzly1

Maybe I am over thinking this.
It all depends on how noisy the solar fans are.
I don't want to hear a noisy fan at night.
Anyone have one installed?
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