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Old 08-23-2014, 08:42 PM   #1
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pantry gets really hot

On my 34REQS the pantry is located on the slide just next to the fridge. I have noticed it gets really hot on my top two shelves. Hot enough to melt chocolate bars and make food packages warm to the touch. What can I do to help keep the cabinet cool? Thanks
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:55 PM   #2
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We have a 31REDS and have the same issue. Bottom shelf mostly, water heater is underneath, right next to the fridge with the furnace underneath....
Not sure what can be done, short if moving the food elsewhere and move blankets & jammies in there ☺
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:07 PM   #3
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I'm thinking the heat is coming from the fridge which you probably already figured out.
This might help remove some of the heat in behind the fridge. Amazon.com: Camco 42165 Refrigerator Solar Roof Vent System: Automotive
Will have to look into this on my own our pantry is above the furnace and beside the fridge, haven't had to use the furnace yet.
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I would love to use the solar vent fan but not sure how it will work for us as our fridge vents out the side and not the top.
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:00 AM   #5
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I would love to use the solar vent fan but not sure how it will work for us as our fridge vents out the side and not the top.
Here's 2 other versions that I think is more for your type.
Solar
Amazon.com: Camco 42162 Solar Panel and Fan for Refrigerator Vent: Automotive
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http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-A10-2...ridge+vent+fan
hope one of these works.
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All of our upper cabinets get very warm. I saw a video a while back where a guy with a class c used and laser thermometer to show the temps in his upper cabinets, then he lined them all (sides and top) with reflectix (the foil bubble wrap looking stuff) and then used the thermometer again. IIRC the temp dropped at least 12* in those cabinets.

I'm going to do this, as soon as get a "round tuit". I'll just use double backed tape like he did.

Actually I have already priced a big roll of it at Home Depot. Gotta get Sneak to *force himself to go to Home Depot* (eyeroll) and pick it up for me.
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:14 AM   #7
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Thanks Mark, I will check these out.

Weezer, I'm assuming they mounted these inside the cabinet. I might try that as well. We were questioning if the issue was the sun beating on the slide.
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DUH....yeah....silly me, should have said that. LOL

I'll find that video when I get home.
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We mounted a computer fan ( with alterations ) to the freezer section and tapped a power source so when the fridge is on so is the fan. Works fine and also keeps the fridge temp down also.
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On my 34REQS the pantry is located on the slide just next to the fridge. I have noticed it gets really hot on my top two shelves. Hot enough to melt chocolate bars and make food packages warm to the touch. What can I do to help keep the cabinet cool? Thanks
Our pantry next to the refer (in the slide) used to very hot as well. The issue is the rising heat that can not escape in the refer "box". I built a curved baffle out of thin roofing flashing behind the top of the refer and installed two high cfm fans to push the air out of the top vent in the slide. It made a huge difference, refer and pantry is much cooler .

This instruction states how the refer is supposed to be vented.
http://bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/dometicventing.pdf
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Some good info in there, thanks ramblin recks.
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I just leave the doors ajar. Keeps things a little cooler and a lot less trouble.
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Unfortunately the dog would get himself in trouble with an open pantry.
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It get's me in trouble too because that is where the cookies are kept!
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Our pantry next to the refer (in the slide) used to very hot as well. The issue is the rising heat that can not escape in the refer "box". I built a curved baffle out of thin roofing flashing behind the top of the refer and installed two high cfm fans to push the air out of the top vent in the slide. It made a huge difference, refer and pantry is much cooler .



This instruction states how the refer is supposed to be vented.

http://bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/dometicventing.pdf

Page 7 shows how the fridge in my 832ikbs should be and it's not even close.


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Here is a pic from the upper side vent. Should that board be there? It is caulked in place. What is its function or can we remove that to get better airflow?
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Are you the original owner? The board doesn't look like it was factory installed. I wouldn't know why the board would be there. I would think it might restrict air flow. But I'm definitely no expert on this subject. I am curious about this though. Hmmm...
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Here is a pic from the upper side vent. Should that board be there? It is caulked in place. What is its function or can we remove that to get better airflow?

I have one like that in my trailer also. Doesn't seem to accomplish much IMO besides somewhat trapping hot air since there is no baffle in place.


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Here is a pic from the upper side vent. Should that board be there? It is caulked in place. What is its function or can we remove that to get better airflow?
Do you have a vent above the fins"
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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.


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