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Old 07-20-2011, 11:10 AM   #1
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Refrigerator Exhaust Fan While Driving

Lots of fridge posts here lately and kind of hate to start a new one but need some advice before we leave on a long trip next Monday.

Like several have done I installed a couple of 5" fans behind the Norcold 1200 to help pull air over the coil. Should I let them run while going down the road? They are individually switched inside the coach so turning them on and off is easy.
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I leave mine on all the time, I don't see any reason to turn them off. Am I missing something?
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Dave, the reason I asked is because I did not know if it would affect the flame since the fridge will probably be running on propane. Guess you answered my question.
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I did not read your post carefully and was too quick to reply, the fans I leave on are the smaller ones installed inside the fridge to to keep it from iccing up. After a second look it sounds like yours are a lot larger and with a different purpose so your question remains valid.
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Lots of fridge posts here lately and kind of hate to start a new one but need some advice before we leave on a long trip next Monday.

Like several have done I installed a couple of 5" fans behind the Norcold 1200 to help pull air over the coil. Should I let them run while going down the road? They are individually switched inside the coach so turning them on and off is easy.
If you have the Norcold 1200 double door frig it has two fans installed near the top vent that operate on temperature. When the weather is hot you can hear them running. They operate if the vehicle is stationary or moving.

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Old 01-12-2012, 09:48 PM   #6
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want to install fan on top vent , which 12v connections should i tap into on norcold
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I have 4 computer fans from Radio Shack mounted in the roof over the ref. I can control them when I desire, they help tremendously. I left the original fans from the factory in tact. We did the Amish Cooling Coils back in the summer and we are very pleased with the set up we have. We can flip the switch when the coach wall is facing the afternoon sun on a hot day. Makes a huge difference on a hot day.
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Leaving them on will not hurt, Not sure how much it will help, but it will not hurt so go ahead and do it, Worst case it will save you a bit of propane.
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jimmyjnr,
Enter "Norcold fans" in the IVR2 search box. You will find several threads related to fans both inside and outside of the fridge. Some enhance the existing fans others install fans in the vent cover with a manual switch. Point is, there are different ways to skin tha cat and you need to decide on what may be the best approach for how your coach is configured.

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JDT.....Lately I've been running my two additional fans from the minute I start the fridge before a trip until I get home and turn everything off. I think the Norcold knows that one more bad day and its getting replaced. Lately, its been running like a top and even keeping ice cream hard. I attribute it to the fans always running.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:54 AM   #11
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Like Don, I installed four rooftop vent fans because my two original ones went south while in Alaska back in 2010. They are wired to the OEM snap disc and I also installed a manual over-ride switch. Depending on the outside temps, those roof-top fans may be on 24/7, driving or not, LPG or electric.

You can read about my installation here, post #6.

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/norc...ain-93855.html

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