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Old 04-29-2015, 01:35 PM   #3621
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Do those refrigerator fans that you put in the refer work well for moving air around


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Old 04-29-2015, 02:13 PM   #3622
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Do those refrigerator fans that you put in the refer work well for moving air around
Yes, they work great and the outside one's I used are much quieter than Dometics.
Check my posts for details about the fans I used and install details.

Think the posts are in the mods section.
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:24 PM   #3623
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Talking about small ones like this?

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Old 04-29-2015, 02:27 PM   #3624
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No the one's I used are all 120mm computer fans. They move much more air while being quiet
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:28 PM   #3625
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I use one like that and I haven't really noticed any difference in temperature at all. I think the comuter fan mods must be the way to go.
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:30 PM   #3626
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I have a spare fan so will have to try that, maybe the little ones can't move enough air around


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I guess the bouncing around in the 5er just doesn't bother me much. But you have to understand before I started to RV I was sailing on Lake Erie and we were always bouncing about!
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:34 PM   #3628
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I have a spare fan so will have to try that, maybe the little ones can't move enough air around
Here is a link to the baffle I made for the outside condenser, third picture down shows the fans I used below it and there is a link to where I bought them.
The original Dometic 92mm fans were very noisy, but these are quiet.
Outside fans are pretty much a must for a fridge mounted in a slide, but help one's that aren't too.

Here is a link to the interior evaporator fan I installed, and there is also a link to the fan I used. The interior fans circulate the cooling from the evaporator fins, to give an even temp through out the fridge.

The only difference between the fans is the one I installed inside is slimmer in thickness, all are dual ball bearing. You can use 80mm or 92mm fans if you don't have room but low speed 120mm fans are generally quieter since they don't have to turn as fast to move the same or more air.

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Old 04-29-2015, 05:10 PM   #3629
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I guess this isn't really what we did to the 5er but what we did with it after a BIG STORM.

The solar system in the 5er paid big dividends after a big storm on Monday cutting the power to the house for over 12 hours and flooding the roads, knocked down very large trees. No power for a radius of over 30 miles in any direction. Roads were blocked with trees and water flooded over them which left no way out. So we made coffee, made breakfast, and watched TV all day in the RV. We do keep a 1/2 tank of water in the RV just in case so that also paid off. All and all it made things very very easy for us to weather out this small disaster and that evening the power was restored to the house. Love our new solar set up. We laughed and said, glad we are truly self contained in the RV with SOLAR.
The new solar system is coming in handy in more than just boondocking for pleasure.

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Glad you alright from that weather, never know this time of year, looks like quite a system you installed. Mud Yapster, I would be ready to get out of Dodge this time of year down there. Stayed packed and stay safe.......
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Didn't do anything to the 5er, but my Sherline gauge came so I made an adaptor to fit the 5er pin. Just have to see if it will work tomorrow and if it does, I will paint the 2 pcs I made and put all of it on a shelf. Kinda anxious to see what my pin weight really is.

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Didn't do anything to the 5er, but my Sherline gauge came so I made an adaptor to fit the 5er pin. Just have to see if it will work tomorrow and if it does, I will paint the 2 pcs I made and put all of it on a shelf. Kinda anxious to see what my pin weight really is.

Top picture is both adaptors, lower left picture is the gauge ready to weight a tongue trailer and the lower rh picture is the adaptor that fits my 5er pin.
What will you put that on to weight your pin? You would have to raise your landing gear right? That's nice work I hope it works out. Another invention, do you ever rest your brain?....
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:12 PM   #3632
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What will you put that on to weight your pin? You would have to raise your landing gear right? That's nice work I hope it works out. Another invention, do you ever rest your brain?....
Will just set the floor jack in the bed and jack it up to lift the pin enough to get the landing jacks off the ground and make sure the trailer is level front to back. Depending on what it reads, I may have to just sell the 5er where it sits as the wt police are all over me now.
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Will just set the floor jack in the bed and jack it up to lift the pin enough to get the landing jacks off the ground and make sure the trailer is level front to back. Depending on what it reads, I may have to just sell the 5er where it sits as the wt police are all over me now.
I wouldn't post your pin weight, plus pulling it with that 1/2 ton you will probably be thrown off the forum...... I'm sure you will be endangering the USA public and have no insurance protection....
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:36 PM   #3634
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Just got a call from Woody 01 and he just blew the tranny out of his truck at mm 79 on I 77 S in NC. May have to go get his rig and take it to where ever he was headed. That will be at least 1-1/2 hrs from here. His dry pin wt is in the 1500# range. Probably blow the springs, tires and rear end out of my poor old broken down Chev.
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:36 PM   #3635
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I extended the crazy short gas line for the RVQ so that I dont have to crawl under the trailer to connect/disconnect it. Had to fab up a bracket to support the longer pipe,although I dont think it really needs it. I also put some armour on the LP line where FR had it up against the edges in two places. The gen fuel lines were the same way too.
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One more showing the LP line armour. In the previous pics you can see my supervisor isnt really very interested!
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I extended the crazy short gas line for the RVQ so that I dont have to crawl under the trailer to connect/disconnect it. Had to fab up a bracket to support the longer pipe,although I dont think it really needs it. I also put some armour on the LP line where FR had it up against the edges in two places. The gen fuel lines were the same way too.
That was one of the first things I did on our 5er after we used the RVQ the first time.
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Just got a call from Woody 01 and he just blew the tranny out of his truck at mm 79 on I 77 S in NC. May have to go get his rig and take it to where ever he was headed. That will be at least 1-1/2 hrs from here. His dry pin wt is in the 1500# range. Probably blow the springs, tires and rear end out of my poor old broken down Chev.
Well, Wood 01 with his 3/4T Dodge Cummings literally blew the transmission case in two. Scattered case and parts all over the interstate. I will go get his 5er and see if I can drag it 50+ miles to a campground tomorrow morning.
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Old Coot - Have you thought about validating the weight you measure using the Sherline gauge compared to readings from CAT scales? I'd be interested to know how close they come to being equal.
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Old Coot - Have you thought about validating the weight you measure using the Sherline gauge compared to readings from CAT scales? I'd be interested to know how close they come to being equal.
Not being snide or rude, no ,I wouldn't take time to find a Cat scale and unhook and go to all the trouble. I just want to have a ballpark idea of how badly I am overloaded. It really isn't going to change anything I'm doing.
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