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Old 03-01-2016, 08:28 PM   #29
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Old 06-08-2016, 10:25 PM   #30
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Insulation around your Nova Kool fridge.

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I had a Nova Kool NovaKool DC Refrigerator - Model 4500 in our 13' Scamp to replace the 3 way refrigerator that became unreliable. I did add insulation around the refrigerator once installed as recommended to reduce run times. . I used a single 100 watt solar panel to keep our group 27 battery fully charged each day during our travels to California, Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho, Colorado, Michigan and all places along the way, and it never failed nor drained the battery below 50%. I would recommend it. I now have a Truckfridge of the same size in our Lil Snoozy, but without additional insulation as there wasn't room for any. This set up requires two 100 watt solar panels to keep up with the power demands, as it appears that this unit runs more often and longer to keep things cold.
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Hi, I too have a small Nova Kool in my 2004 Trillium and am curious how you insulated around the fridge and what material you used? I am finding the fridge isn't cold enough when it's hot out. I plan to take it out and clean the coils as well.

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Old 06-09-2016, 12:03 AM   #31
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SAMiAM, I used styrofoam board where there was room, and reflectix where the styrofoam wouldn't fit. The Scamp still utilized most of the outdoor vents from the 3 way refrigerator, and the Lil Snoozy vents to the inside, so this is probably another reason one worked better than the other.
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Old 06-09-2016, 06:13 AM   #32
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On my Norcold 704DE I added a 1/4"of cork for sound and temp insulation.
I also added two layers of reflextix to both fill the gaps and added insulation.
My reefer vents to the inside, but I have designed in a large flue for cooling the rear coils and the clearance between the back wall and the reefer so that all of the air passes over the coils and not bypass them.
With the added insulation and ventilation the Norcold averages about 17 watts/hr or less.
Don't forget that the "hot" coils must be cooled by either outside air or inside ait.
To aid in the airflow I added a small quiet computer fan that runs when the unit is running on 12 volts.

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