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Old 07-06-2014, 11:50 AM   #1
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Fridge in slide

We are still studying fivers. My current question concern having the fridge in a slide. I think that I read somewhere here that a fridge's ventilation can be affected by being in a slide.

How about having the weight of the fridge in a slide especially if the slide is a large one? Does it cause problems for opening and closing the slide?

Just seems as though some layouts that appeal have the fridge in a slide.

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Old 07-06-2014, 12:13 PM   #2
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I had a floorplan like that- we liked it alot. If you like it, don't let it bother you. Most of the fridges in slides have an extra vent outside to help dissipate heat. I also installed an aftermarket fan back there but it hardly ever came on. Enjoy the rig!
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:18 PM   #3
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Regardless of what brand refer or where the upper vent is they all seem to benefit from additional airflow.
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:23 PM   #4
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Had a Dometic fridge in our drv on a slide. It did not cool good in summer. I had to add fans for extra ventilation to get it cool. I also had to turn fans off in winter to get it cool. Have a residential in our Teton and it is great. Doesn't require venting.
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Our '10 Montana has it's refer in a slide, but there's a fan built in. First time I noticed it was last spring and I heard this noise (AC wasn't running) coming from the thing. It's true that top vent ones will work better w/o any fans, but we've not noticed any difference in cooling with this one. They still take forever to get cold, but work great once there.
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:57 PM   #6
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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?
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all mine were the brushless type. They can be heard though. never heard a quite fan if it moved much air.
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The fridge in my Bighorn 5 th wheel is in one of the slides. It has two vents and has been working fine in the 2 years we have owned it.
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I should add we are full time also
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:55 PM   #10
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The refr there is no big deal. IF the manufacturer installs everything correctly, there will not be issues.
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We looked at a bunch of 5vers before we decided on our alpine. I think everyone that we looked at had the fridge in the slide out. Only had ours on a few trips, but no problems.

I always heard you didn't want your sink in a slide out, most are on islands. Good luck with your search, happy camping. Stay safe.

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Old 07-06-2014, 09:05 PM   #12
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We've got most of our kitchen (fridge, sink, stove, cabinets) on a slide, as well as our stacking washer and dryer. No problems so far.
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We also have our fridge and stove in the slide out.....No problems in 4 years.
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My Norcold is in the slide. It keeps ice cream. It has built in vent fans. Even on the beach in the Florida sum, May to August, sun beating on the side most of the day, it works perfectly.
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