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Old 07-09-2014, 06:56 PM   #15
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I havd the refer in the slide. The humm of the fan is very annoying on a quiet night.

I may replace the noisy humming fan with a brushless fan from Radio Shack. Anyone else do this?
If there is enough room for a larger fan that would be the quietest choice. A 200 or 230mm low RPM computer fan will move more air and make much less noise.

I would not buy them from Radio Shack. Try Amazon.com or ebay or even tigerdirect.com.
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:58 PM   #16
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Fridge in slide

We have a residential 23 cu. ft. side by side fridge in a slide in our 5th and have no issues.
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I have a fridge in the slide also. Some have had problems with cooling. I insulated the walls with reflective insulation and built a baffle at the top to force the air circulation over the coils. Installed 2 computer type fans and also a fan in the frig itself. It now cools quickly and holds the correct temp in the 90's with no problem.
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Fridge in the slide here - Norcold N811FRT - 100 degrees today with 30 plus percent humidity - a nice 38 degrees inside the fridge - ice cream in the freezer and it's hard!

Yes the fridge has built in exhaust fans from the factory and they work as designed.

Fridge works great!!




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We have a residential 23 cu. ft. side by side fridge in a slide in our 5th and have no issues.
X2.
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Manufacturer should have accounted for weight , Cooling should not be a
problem and if it is a couple of extra computer fans to exhaust the air at the top vent or above the baffle in back of the reefer will help to eliminate your problem . This should not be a deal breaker if everything else is what you want in a fifth wheel .
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In Texas heat mid summer kitchen slide facing evening sun they will loose efficiency. How well it is ventilated will determine how much. Personally I despise typical rv fridges. Residential much better. I would not buy a camper today unless it had residential fridge.
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We have a Montana with the fridge in the slide and have no problems at all. Not noisy either. I love it! We also had a Prowler with the same set up and it worked great as well.
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X2.
With a fridge that big, I assume both of you have ice makers. Does the water line for the ice maker run under the slide, and if so, does it freeze if you camp in cold weather?
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Why don't you ask a dealer?
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With a fridge that big, I assume both of you have ice makers. Does the water line for the ice maker run under the slide, and if so, does it freeze if you camp in cold weather?
Never had freezing issue on any kind. We have been in the Dakota's too. All our water lines are inside. Only hose exposed is the water hose to the spigot.
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Why don't you ask a dealer?
Because even if a dealer knows there may be a freezing problem, he probably won't tell you.
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Because even if a dealer knows there may be a freezing problem, he probably won't tell you.
Why do you lump dealers, good and bad, all together, like all are hiding something and don't want to help you?
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I research units before I buy them or even go to dealer. I seem to always know more than they do. Sad but true.
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