Hi All, haven't been here for some time. I guess I've spent more time camping and less time working on the camper! I'm working to improve the performance of our Dometic three-way fridge
in our 16' Casita
. I've followed posts from many moons ago and have done a fair amount of sheet metal work to help improve the convection past the fins. I think that helped, but I don't have any real data other than it's still not as good as I'd like on really hot days. I'm just finishing up the addition of a couple of computer fans to help pull air across the fins. I can't help but notice that the propane
burner chimney vents right beside the first set of fins. I guess if the Casita
installation had more vertical height to let the exhaust go on up, it wouldn't be such a big deal, but as it is, the hot exhaust has to pass directly directly over some of the same fins that I'm trying to cool. Has anyone added a baffle to help direct the exhaust around the fins on its way to the louvers? I've made one and am about to make it permanent. I'm leaving much more flow area than the opening of the chimney to ensure I don't choke the exhaust flow. Of course my luck will still result in this causing the flame to go out while towing....oops, I didn't mean to mention that.
Looking for any experience with this or other ideas. I know there are some real fridge