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Old 05-18-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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I have a new 34reqs and the refrigerator is the worse I have ever seen. I have owned 2 jaycos and 1 forest river and I have never had one that the refrigerator runs almost constantly. The 12 volt fan they put in it sounds like a electric drill running. You can hear it in the bedroom with the door shut. I also took the cover off at the top where the ref. vent is, I guess for the fan and I noticed quite abite of moisture. Is this going to cause delamination??????
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:10 AM   #2
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I have a new 34reqs and the refrigerator is the worse I have ever seen. I have owned 2 jaycos and 1 forest river and I have never had one that the refrigerator runs almost constantly. The 12 volt fan they put in it sounds like a electric drill running. You can hear it in the bedroom with the door shut. I also took the cover off at the top where the ref. vent is, I guess for the fan and I noticed quite abite of moisture. Is this going to cause delamination??????
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Seems if its noisy people have been taking fan out and installing computer fans.
Someone will chime in with a link from ebay to get them.
I think less than 20.00
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:40 AM   #3
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Replace the fan. I get them at a local computer store, around $13.00 or so. Just get one with ball bearings.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:51 AM   #4
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You ever have a rv with a fan on refrig? I never have, sounds to me like it is a cheap product and they put fan in it to cover up the real problem.
And what about moisture in fan area,computor fan isnt going to fix that.
Also it takes 18 to 24 hours to cool down so you can put stuff in it.
All well maybe Forest River will put a cooler full of ice in it in case fan doesnt work
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The fan is there to help with efficiency. The coils don't always get the airflow they need, especially for people that open the refer door and and stand and look for 5 minutes thinking about what they want. Then there are the people that open the door, grab a drink, and leave the door open while they drink half of it. These refers aren't efficient, but they are light, and they work. Don't blame Forrest River, every RV maker uses them.
Now you can put in a "house" style refer, with compressor, and motor, and all the extra weight, but then you loose the option to operate on propane while traveling or dry camping, then you would need the cooler full of ice, and a place to get more ice.
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:06 PM   #6
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Is fan inside or behind unit?
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Chances are you Jayco had the same fridge as the FR unit. There are only 2 mfrgs of these fridges in RV's.
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:17 PM   #8
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Not sure other then the vent for it is in the top outside of tipout. All I know is that it runs on 12volts and it makes alot of noise, hard to go to sleep.
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I believe they put the fans in units like mine that don't have the usual chimney type venting. The fridge is in the slide out and has 2 plastic vents in the wall, probably inefficient air flow without them.
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You can get a quiter fan, but you may have to pull refrig forward to replace it. The moisture would be my biggest concern. Where does that come from? I don't think this is a problem exclusive to FR. I'm betting that neither of your Jayco's had the refrig. in the slide out. No other way to vent it, no matter who the MFG. is.
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I have the same Fiver as you and we hardly hear the fan. Even with the door open it's very quiet. I would contact your dealership and see what they say. What you are describing is not right.......
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:03 AM   #12
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Your correct,the ref.was not in the tip out. Iam going to put dealer on notice about moisture and keep close eye on it myself.delamanation is not good.
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The fan is mostly annoying during the night when you sleep because of the constant cycling on and off. To help this situation i installed a fan from a refrigerator ( the one that you have in the freezer compartment ) and now the built in fan does not start all the time and you can sleep at night. Have a look at my picture.
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Looks like you do very good work. however your missing my point,why should someone who doesnt have your ability have to put up with this problem,when a company that makes tons of money stands by a chooses to ignore it because it might cost a few dollars to make a wrong a right.
And still you have the moisture problem---which be a bigger problem then the noise.

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Where is the moisture coming from? Where is your drain hose? Does it drain to the outside? Does it have the cap on the end with holes in it? I hope you get this fixed. You are right, we shouldn't have to do all these add ons to make it work correctly, but yours seems abnormally bad. Good luck with this situation. Let us know how it turns out.
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I have a new 34reqs and the refrigerator is the worse I have ever seen. I have owned 2 jaycos and 1 forest river and I have never had one that the refrigerator runs almost constantly. The 12 volt fan they put in it sounds like a electric drill running. You can hear it in the bedroom with the door shut. I also took the cover off at the top where the ref. vent is, I guess for the fan and I noticed quite abite of moisture. Is this going to cause delamination??????
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This was my solution...
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Take the top vent off and there is a flimsy pc. of plywood across the opening. Behind that is the top of the refrig. and a silver pc. of foil and that foil and in that area is wet.
As for the drain hose for condensation it is there but I have never seen any water drip out of it yet ??????
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Just got a new Sabre 31CKTS yesterday and today the refrigerator strated making a load whining sound. Is that normal? Never heard a peep ot of my previous refer. in my motorhome. Any thoughts?
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Regarding the moisture, is the fridge drain hose sticking out through the vent cover? I am amazed how many are not.
Funny about the fan thing, as ours doesn't have one either, thankfully.
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My solution to the noisy fan was to take a $2 yard sale 12" box fan and set it on the shelf for the grill on the side of the trl. My shelf could set right below the frige vent on the side of the trl. I'd point the fan into the vent and set it on low. Once the box fan was on the fridge fan didn't come on again.
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