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Old 07-19-2014, 05:06 PM   #81
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Found I have the new baffle setup in my TA, completion date early June. Also found there is an on/off switch and fuse inside the fridge access vent for the Texas Fan, shipped position is off (see below). Guess there was a good reason I did not hear it running when it got hot out. It goes to a single fan located at the top of the fridge, same area as what looks like the temp sensor.
Well Bob I guess I wasn't that lucky to find that I had a switch for the Texas fan option. Not that I didn't look because I did.. Did you order the fan option on your build sheet ?
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:13 PM   #82
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I think that the new baffle design was introduced much earlier than suggested by Reace. Our completion date was December 2013, with a Feb 2014 delivery, and we have the new design as shown in the email photo.
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:31 PM   #83
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I will have a bunch of material left over too like most of a 4X8 sheet of paneling and extra insulation so maybe I can talk my mod partner Parker into coming to Tennessee and we could have a fridge mod session.
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:26 PM   #84
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I think that the new baffle design was introduced much earlier than suggested by Reace. Our completion date was December 2013, with a Feb 2014 delivery, and we have the new design as shown in the email photo.
That is interesting. Our 19 with the 4.3 fridge was completed on 1/2/2014 and worked very well. Our return from Chilliwack lasted for 48 nights with highs sometimes around 100. We drove with the fridge off and food in a cooler without ice and transferred as soon as we got to our stops.
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:36 PM   #85
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Loews does sell 1x1 hardwood stock - it's in the moulding aisle in a rack with the round dowels. I think standard length is 36 inches.
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:34 PM   #86
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I just checked, my picture is same as MarkVt's, seems that may explain why our units have been able to cool better than others. No fan switch though
My build date was in October 2013.
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:02 PM   #87
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Well Bob I guess I wasn't that lucky to find that I had a switch for the Texas fan option. Not that I didn't look because I did.. Did you order the fan option on your build sheet ?
Yes, I did order the Texas fan.
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:28 PM   #88
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Our 2014 19' completed and delivered January 8, 2014 came with the new baffle.
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Old 07-25-2014, 12:05 PM   #89
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Ron, mine is a 4.3 and it has 2 fans screwed to the back of the refer under the top coils (stock setup, not optional). They were tied to a fixed thermostat clipped to one of the top coil tubes. It is supposed to go closed and turn on the fans when the coil temp reached whatever temp. I removed it and wired the fans to a switch inside the trailer.
I watched Reace do the fridge mod to mine at Bandon. It's a huge job and not for the faint of heart. He relocated the clip thermo to make it come on at a lower temp. It's driving us nuts at night. Maybe I'll get used to it, maybe not.

A switch on the fan so the user can choose to turn it on when it's hot outside and leave it off when cooler and not necessary is a great idea.

Fyi, the current draw on the fan is minimal, even running all day/night.

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Old 07-25-2014, 03:34 PM   #90
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Greg what size refer ? Did Reace raise or lower the location of the thermistor ? Is it fan running at night that drives you nuts ?
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