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Old 07-09-2014, 09:36 PM   #1
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Baffle for 4.3 and 6.7 fridges

Early spring of 2014, we started installing a new baffle design for the 4.3 cu.ft and 6.7 cu.ft fridges on the 19', 21' and 5.0. Unfortunately we had no way of testing this new design until it warmed up here. We have since seen 30 plus degree Celsius weather and have been able to test the fridges with the new design. We parked the trailers with the fridge side exposed to the sun and kept the door and windows closed. The 4.3 had no problem maintaining 2 degrees and the 6.7 could maintain 4 degrees (2-3 degrees with the rear 'Texas' fan installed).

We will be contacting owners with the 4.3 cu.ft and 6.7 cu.ft fridges installed on the 19', 21' and 5.0 with baffle installation instructions. I will also post the instruction photos on this thread shortly.

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Old 07-09-2014, 09:43 PM   #2
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Thanks Reace! This information will be very helpful!

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Old 07-09-2014, 09:48 PM   #3
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Would it possible to get instructions for this mod and have a local shop do it and install the fan? Chilliwack was great but I don't want to drive that far to fix the fridge. Thanks Reace for working on the problem. Wonder if you have any hair left.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:04 PM   #4
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Reace, thank you so much for this bit of encouraging news! I recall you looking into baffles last summer, which I assume proved inconclusive. THIS is why we bought an Escape.

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Old 07-10-2014, 12:50 AM   #5
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Reace, thank you so much for this bit of encouraging news! I recall you looking into baffles last summer, which I assume proved inconclusive. THIS is why we bought an Escape.

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Old 07-10-2014, 06:56 AM   #6
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Great news, looking forward to installing it. Now if we just could have gotten the new solar panels…….I guess being an early bird has it's advantages and disadvantages…..
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:50 AM   #7
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Reace,

We have the 4.3 ci fridge ordered for our 17B due in August. Will we have this upgrade?
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:24 PM   #8
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Hi Nick

The 15' and 17' models have a smaller cabinet which the fridge fits into and does not require a baffle.

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That answered my question too. Thanks Reace! Man, I'm glad we chose an Escape.
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:48 AM   #10
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Just an FYI to those attending the rally in Bandon, I will be bringing supplies so I can install the fridge baffles on site.

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