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Old 07-10-2014, 04:04 PM   #141
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Got an email from the fridge fix people, mine was shipped today. They want some pictures for their website, so I'll be posting the install.
On another note, I plugged mine in yesterday for a 2 day trip this weekend, just went out and checked, 42 in refer, 8 in the freezer, set on #3, 91 outside and 86 in the camper. I installed the batteries in 2 of the little blue fans and put one each in freezer and refer. Will report back. There is absolutely nothing in the refer right now, other than the fans.

Checked again today, holding 41 and 6 in refer and freezer. The low last night was 38 and 3 respectively. Will report back once filled with food and on propane.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:26 PM   #142
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For those with a 21 on order, I received an email from Reace today that ETI is going to install the "Texas Fan" on all new 6.7 fridge trailers. I'm assuming this is in addition to the new baffles. If I add my solar powered vent fan I should be able to pull a vacuum behind the fridge!
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:27 PM   #143
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David,

I looked didn't see any switch. This fan is part of the 4.3 frig and listed in the parts sheet. I didn't know about the Texas fan option when ordering. I did see what might be a thermostat in the fins when I looked from above this am. Maybe it's never been hot enough........yeah right!
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With the new baffle installed, it will force all of the air through the cooling fins...past the heat sensor for the fans. When there is insufficient air flow causing heat build up, the fan(s) will definitely come on. The fan sensor switch is set to come on at 105 degrees and shut off at 90 degrees.

I will be making a video of the baffle install and putting it on youtube, then a link for all to see.

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Can't get more attentive customer service - well done Reace!
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:04 PM   #145
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So the reference to the heat sensor and the fans is for the Texas fan mod or prior installed 4.3 fridge ? Our Escape 19 was built 7/13 with the 4.3 fridge was a evaporator installed during production ?
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:18 PM   #146
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I intended to inquire about the evaporator fan. Must avoid posting when fatigued !
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:19 PM   #147
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Hi Bob

All of the 4.3 fridges come standard with a fan installed on the exterior. They are just not effective without the baffle installed.

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Old 07-10-2014, 08:29 PM   #148
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I hope we get this fix too . Haven't had much experience yet because coming home it was cold . Camped in March and it was mild . This weekend will tell a lot it is hot here and we do live in Southern California .
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Been traveling across Canada for 6 weeks now... wrt to fridge... seems to be working very well.

Here is what we do... We travel about 4 -5 hours a day (350 km average). Stop for lunch, special sites, etc... Travel speed... 90 - 100 km/hr... on open road. Fridge & LP is OFF!!! In the freezer compartment we carry frozen jell packs. Fridge & freezer are filled to limit movement (mainly supplemented by cans)... Beer & Soda Water... really cool... oh, yes milk & coffee creamer (half & half) cool as well. Same with lunches, meats, veges, mayo, etc...

The freezer does ice up, but after travelling over the day, it's clear again. Takes about three days with the fridge on before the icing becomes somewhat heavy. When we were caught in this situation once, we simply removed the frozen jell packs and the icing nearly disappeared.

Just been through 30C temp & the fridge worked the same way...

Hope this helps...
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Old 07-13-2014, 04:29 PM   #150
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My refer fan will arrive on Tuesday, Mike at the factory emailed me that only 4 on the list have ordered: Here is the list I posted awhile back I just sent the list, if you want to order contact them direct. The following will need to email mikeb@smartrvproducts.com and include your contact info:Check your spam but you need to email Mike Bakker <mikeb@smartrvproducts.com>
Mel Kossen-Washington State
Bill and Mary Richardson-Iowa
Mark Tiem-Wisconsin
Vicki Andrews-Texas
Charlie Young-Oregon
Robert G-Ontario
Doug and Karen Smucker-Arizona
Dave Macrae-Alberta
Paul W-Washington
Dave and Sandy Clink-Texas
Bob Phillips-Pennsylvania
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