Help with Engel SB70 install in '84 scamp - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-24-2014, 11:19 AM   #1
Senior Member
sarahspins's Avatar
Name: Sarah
Trailer: 1984 13' Scamp named "Ramblin Rose"
Posts: 158
Help with Engel SB70 install in '84 scamp

My scamp didn't come with the original icebox/fridge, but I'm assuming that it had an icebox since has no vents of any kind inside the cabinet. Do I need to add any external venting when installing the Engel fridge, or will the air it circulates from inside the camper be sufficient?

I don't have the fridge yet, I just ordered it yesterday, but I wanted to make sure I install it right the first time, rather than having to pull it out and fix something obvious like venting that I overlooked.

sarahspins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 05:32 PM   #2
Senior Member
kirkman's Avatar
Name: Jason
Trailer: 2007 Eggcamper & Homemade Tear Drop
New York
Posts: 657
No need to vent it to the outside. With a swing compressor

Sent from my iPhone using Fiberglass RV

If you think you are to small to make a difference just try sleeping with a mosquito - The Dally Lama
kirkman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 06:55 PM   #3
Senior Member
Bob Miller's Avatar
Name: Bob
Trailer: 1973 Hunter Compact II
Posts: 7,912
I'm sure that the installation/operation manual is available on-line. You may not need an outside vent but I am sure that there is a requirement for air flow over the condenser section.
Bob Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 09:13 PM   #4
Senior Member
sarahspins's Avatar
Name: Sarah
Trailer: 1984 13' Scamp named "Ramblin Rose"
Posts: 158
I did look over the installation instructions but there's really not much there - it appears that some ventilation happens from the bottom and top trim of the unit, drawing air over the back, but the only actual installs I was seeing were from people replacing older 3 way units, so extra ventilation was already in place.

If I don't need any, that's good to know
sarahspins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 10:14 AM   #5
Senior Member
Radar1's Avatar
Name: Dave (and/or John)
Trailer: Scamp 16 SD std layout 6
Posts: 796
The service manual shows that the venting circulates under the bottom, then up the back, across the top, and out the front vents, so no exterior venting would be needed. Sounds like a good little low voltage consumption fridge that could work well with solar power. Please let us know how you like it.
John-Dave and Marilyn
Sharpsburg, GA
04 Dodge Dakota V-8 and 17 Dodge Durango V-6
Radar1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2014, 07:29 AM   #6
Senior Member
Trailer: 2008 Oliver Legacy Elite
Posts: 877
Sarah, I got the opportunity to see an Engel in operation yesterday at the boat show. Salesperson was very keen on the swing arm compressor vs. the Danfoss often used in marine refrigeration.
How has your Engel worked out for you so far?
I looked again at the reno photos of your Scamp. Simply beautiful!

SherryNPaul is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
12V Engel Fridge Install mmcwhort Modifications, Alterations and Updates 16 04-18-2014 06:13 PM
Engel SB70 Evergreen Modifications, Alterations and Updates 22 10-27-2013 12:57 PM
Help with controller box install Hman66 General Chat 25 10-17-2013 04:07 PM
Need help with exterior 110 power outlet install Carol H Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 25 08-20-2012 12:33 PM
Need help with a Maxxair window vent install on a Scamp Carol H Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 13 11-02-2010 02:50 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.