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Old 08-14-2014, 12:59 PM   #1
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This thing works!

I've had a problem with getting the temp in my fridge down as low as my wife likes it. I've replaced the thermistor, moved it around on the fins, tried the temp setting on the front at different levels, but just couldn't get it the way I wanted. Then I saw this:

Product Listings for Snip The Tip

I installed it a couple of days ago, setting the temp on the fridge to "4", and setting the gizmo all the way clockwise to the "coldest" point. When I checked it the next morning, the temp inside the fridge was 31 degrees! I was amazed to say the least! I have to play with the settings a little bit since I obviously don't want things to freeze in the fridge section, but it looks like this may have solved my problem!

I noticed that the temp is climbing 3 or 4 degrees during the day when the sun is on the side of the MH where the fridge is. I have the fans mounted to the top of the coils and the baffle directing the air, but it seems I may need more airflow behind there. I remember reading about people installing fans behind the cover on the roof to suck the hot air out. I saw that Camco makes a solar-powered cover but it has some really bad reviews. Can someone point me to previous posts where people have made their own fans for the top?

I also installed one of these inside fan assemblies below to circulate the air within the fridge. I really like it. It's a well-made unit with three fans.

Fridge-Fix Rv Refrigerator Fan

As always, thanks for your suggestions!

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Old 08-14-2014, 01:11 PM   #2
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Joe, I found this real interesting Gas / Elect Fridge Mod

Adding a fan fixed mine but I'll keep this in mind


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Old 08-14-2014, 02:02 PM   #3
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Thanks Brock! I'll get up there and remove the cover to see how mine is!
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Old 08-21-2014, 05:54 AM   #5
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I installed both the Snip The Tip and the fan assembly last night and the freezer is at 10 degrees and the fridge is at 37 degrees. I hope both of these mods together will help keep an even temp which we never had before.
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I believe these same mods extended the life of my Dometic. But I finally had to replace it. And when I did I went residential.

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