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Old 08-24-2014, 04:34 PM   #21
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Not a roof vent, just the second upper cover on the outside. The way they did it all the heat goes into a void above the fridge and hangs out.
I would look into finding a roof vent specifically made for a refer. They have a lip around the opening that extends up into the cover and the cover is open all around. Mine is at the very back of the roof and has a deflector in the front to deflect water/air over the vent while traveling and in the rain.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:48 PM   #22
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yes I am the original owner. the fiver was built in feb 2014 and I purchased it new last month.

oc- while I like the idea, I'm afraid to cut into the roof and DH doesn't have the right tools. also the fridge is on the slide further complicating matters. the fridge is installed with a outside panel at the bottom of the fridge and this vent at the top of the fridge. I'm thinking of trying to install one of the above mentioned fans for circulation. but if this board serves no purpose, I'm thinking of removing it or at least cutting it down some.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:53 PM   #23
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yes I am the original owner. the fiver was built in feb 2014 and I purchased it new last month.

oc- while I like the idea, I'm afraid to cut into the roof and DH doesn't have the right tools. also the fridge is on the slide further complicating matters. the fridge is installed with a outside panel at the bottom of the fridge and this vent at the top of the fridge. I'm thinking of trying to install one of the above mentioned fans for circulation. but if this board serves no purpose, I'm thinking of removing it or at least cutting it down some.
I would mount a pair of ball bearing computer fans down below just above the burner and fabricate a curved deflector the complete width of the hole up top and remove the board completely. Put a switch on the fans so you can turn them on at your convenience. With the fans below, you cool the air over the whole back of the frig rather than just the fins at the top. Heat on the coils/tubing is not good for cooling.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:58 PM   #24
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ah now I see said the blind man..... now to get DH to see.
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Old 08-24-2014, 05:36 PM   #25
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pantry gets really hot

I agree OC. I have the fans already done now also increasing cfm a little over the original with lower rpm and noise. We went to lake tawakoni a few weeks ago and that did little to nothing in 100 degrees. However, I sat a small fan on the pedestal blowing into the lower cover and it did wonders. I think the baffle will make a good improvement.


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If you purchased new last month take it to the dealer and let them fix the problem, tell him you shouldn't be able to cook dinner in the pantry and pass the buck to him.
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If you purchased new last month take it to the dealer and let them fix the problem, tell him you shouldn't be able to cook dinner in the pantry and pass the buck to him.
I plan on mentioning it when I call him about the slide seals tomorrow or Tuesday. 3 out of 4 of my slides have seals that are torn and pulling away from the trailer wall already.
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:13 PM   #28
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We had a issue with the cabinet above the fridge getting hot, found out FR didn't put and installation between the fridge and the bottom of cabinet, once installation was installed heat problem went away.
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