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Old 08-01-2014, 11:58 AM   #41
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On our 8551 they are on the bottom too. Our 19' was built 8/13.
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:57 PM   #42
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V-e-r-y interesting. Here's what mine looks like. Guess unless I want to pull the entire unit out ...never gonna happen... there's no easy power access on the back side.

Well that kinda Tee's me off.
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Old 08-01-2014, 02:08 PM   #43
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3 options

1) Tap into the red wire visible coming in from the left and going up - see one of my previous posts.

2) Run a new wire from another 12V source - TV or radio power, new circuit from power distribution panel, etc. It is quite easy to run wires behind the bath. And there is access to the area below the fridge from under the bed.

3) Use the white wire from the interior LED light power. (I don't think this is a good idea but a number of others on the forum have done so. Again see previous posts.)
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Old 08-01-2014, 02:29 PM   #44
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It is very tight quarters up there, but your option #1 sounds best for me. If I succeed in unscrewing what that red wire seems secured by I'll splice into it, connect power to fan. Got front interior set up, room there for a second fan, and an on/off switch. Ya, it's all ugly, but it's mine.
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:33 PM   #45
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The dual fan I purchased from eBay uses a pair of alligator clips to attach it to the cooling fins. The clips are attached to the negative side of the fan motors so only one wire needs to be run to the refrigerator terminal. I added a switch so I could turn it off when defrosting...
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:02 PM   #46
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Here's another option for internal fridge fan that's considerably less $:

Dometic Norcold Refrigerator Fan for RV 12 Volt | eBay
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Old 08-02-2014, 04:52 PM   #47
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Just finished your option #1 Jamman, and it is a go! What's left now is to test for beer (I mean fridge) temps when it's in the sun and 98F outside. Can't do that until next week. Regardless, it's been fun. Only cost was $3.59 for the switch. Got everything else from my (-where else?) junk too good to dump drawer.

If needed, I'll add a second fan. Love them cool blue lights.
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Old 08-02-2014, 05:12 PM   #48
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Here's another option for internal fridge fan that's considerably less $:

Dometic Norcold Refrigerator Fan for RV 12 Volt | eBay
I'd be interested to see if these smaller fans would work as well. A few things I notice though right away -- they don't look as good installed, they have smaller fans so they may not move as much air, and they don't eliminate defrosting like the Fridge-Fix does.
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Pic 3 - Fridge interior with Fan and power cord
Doug, did you drill a hole from inside the fridge in the lower right corner? I'm pretty sure that's what I'm seeing, but want to be really sure before doing that. One of the other photos is labeled Fridge Power Hole, so I guess that's the case. Gutsy, but it appears to have worked! Like you, I would like to avoid tapping into the light switch.
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Doug, did you drill a hole from inside the fridge in the lower right corner? I'm pretty sure that's what I'm seeing, but want to be really sure before doing that. One of the other photos is labeled Fridge Power Hole, so I guess that's the case. Gutsy, but it appears to have worked! Like you, I would like to avoid tapping into the light switch.
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Yes - I drilled from the inside out.

I was careful to move the gray and the black wire bundles WELL out of the way. I measured 3-4 times before drilling. I drilled about 12" up from the bottom and 2 3/4" in from the side - measured from the OUTSIDE of the fridge. And I angled the hole slightly toward the front of the trailer.
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