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Old 01-22-2017, 09:57 AM   #1
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Post Refrigerator ventilation

We plan on boondocking and using the propane to run the fridge for the first time. Does the ventilator fan need to be on constantly?

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Old 01-22-2017, 04:14 PM   #2
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The fan does not have to be running all the time, in fact, you may not need to run it at all. The fan is temperature controlled and does not run all the time anyway. When most needed is when the fridge is being initially cooled, the weather is hot, and when the fridge side of the trailer is sitting in full sunlight. It definitely helps the system work easier but if the temperature is staying at a safe level without it why run it. If you are boondocking you probably won't want to run it just to save your battery. We seldom ever run our fan and the fridge does just fine. It's noisy and will drive you nuts after a while.

I recommend you get one of the wireless indoor/outdoor thermometers and place the sensor in the fridge to keep a monitor on temperature.

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Thanks very much, we really appreciate the information!
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Their is several back posts about installing computer fans in the back of the refrigerator. Shishdog mods is the title. We are unable to install a fan. A cub fan inside the ref. helps.
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