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Old 11-05-2019, 07:19 PM   #1
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RV Refrigerator Evaporator Fan

Summer is just around the bend and that same old problem will be back. "my refrigerator that not cooling". This has been a problem for a few years so I've decided to install an electric fan in the refrigerator.

Looking on Amazon, I found several fan, I also checked into installing a computer fan on the cooling fins. Price and time are both factor in my decision to purchase a unit from RV Cooling Unit Warehouse. I selected a 00DL dual fan with an LED light. Cost /w shipping about $35.00.

The attached RV Hint is my instr sheet for those interested in a cooler refrigerator in 2020. The File is in 2 parts Page 1 & 2 and Page 3 &4
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:07 AM   #2
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Fridge not cooling?

Do you have the conventional 3 way RV fridge? 12V, 120V, LP.?
Does it have a freezer section?
Does it cool on one or two modes, but not the 3rd?
Do the cooling fins inside get cold?
Keep in mind that those absorption type fridges work best at moderate outdoor temps. They can only cool down to a differential degree (delta T) from ambient.
So, the hotter it is outside, the warmer it gets in the box.
You can help it by freezing water in a plastic jug, and placing it inside.
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Old 11-06-2019, 01:51 PM   #3
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This is Texas. It hot in the summer.
The circulation fan moves the air inside the refrigerator better than the battery power unit I have been using. Thus keeping a more even temp inside.

Refrigerator is Dometic RM2410 3.9 cu ft. AC / Propane /w freezer section.
As far as cooling in AC or propane. I run only propane when I'm on the road.

Your suggest of water jugs is great but than I would need a cooler with dry ice to store my refrigerated food.
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Old 11-16-2019, 12:06 PM   #4
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RV Fridge Cooling in Summer

The other thing to check is if you have a fan in the compartment behind the fridge which pulls in outside air through the access door and exhausts it out through a vent in the roof. If you do, make sure itís turned ON. This helps keep the cooling unit closer to ambient temp to maximize efficiency and allow that cooling delta to stay as low as possible.
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