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Old 06-24-2014, 11:19 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 06-24-2014, 05:32 PM   #2
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No need to vent it to the outside. With a swing compressor

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Old 06-24-2014, 06:55 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:13 PM   #4
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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
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:14 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:29 AM   #6
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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!

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