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  • #76
    Originally posted by Branog View Post
    Our 315RLTS with the Norcold refrigerator is not cooling as expected. When I removed the upper vent cover, there is the wood paneling which seems to be blocking the vent cover. Should this be removed?
    Norcold's guidance (at least at the '19 Rally) was to leave the baffle in place. Dometic? Didn't really make a difference (see post 61 in this thread.)
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    Howard, 2017 Ford F-350 DRW, '19 315RLTSPlus

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    • #77
      Branog That wood baffle is there to ensure airflow goes through the plates as much as possible. Removing the baffle could allow the airflow to bypass part of the cooling fins.
      Joseph
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      • #78
        I know this post is for the Dometic, but what about the Norcold 4 door? My fins measure just under an inch to the back wall. 1/2" to the baffle. I removed it (to replace the fans) but not sure if I should be putting it back now?
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        • #79
          Andi and Rudy

          Rudy,
          I know this an old thread, but since I'm in the middle of the refrigerator module at the RVSA school (and I know you went through last year) what, if anything, have you done to your refrigerator setup to address cooling issues? The baffle we discussed at length in this thread was directing air at the condensor, which as you know plays a critical part in the absorption refrigeration process.

          Howard

          P.S. Hope you didn't get caught up in the wicked early-season snowstorm around Rapid City!
          Last edited by howson; 10-13-2021, 06:48 PM.
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          • #80
            howson we had the Dometic techs come out again at the national rally this year. We were getting up to roughly 42° at times, they stated that was within specs . They did recommend adding an extra fan on the left side above the boiler by the top louver, which Rudy did. It seems to be helping, we’ve been in 90° weather this week, and the temps have been staying below 40. (He’s thinking about adding another one on the right side)

            We left South Dakota about 10 days ago, are currently on the Gulf coast of Texas. Avoided storms all the way down, we only do storm camping with you guys! 🌧⚡️
            Andi
            Brookings SD
            2018 Reflection 337RLS
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            • #81
              I wonder how something like this would work compared to those conventional blade fans.... https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail...RoCXacQAvD_BwE
              Joseph
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