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July 19, 2017
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I am new to the world of camp trailers.  We have had our 2016 166 out a couple of times and love it!  One thing we did notice though is that the counter top over the refrigerator gets warm.  Seems to be really warm if stuff are on it.  Has anyone else noticed this?  I am thinking about installing a 12v fan in the compartment with the refrigerator but not sure yet.  Probably something like a computer case fan since they don’t use a lot of power.  Any thoughts on this?

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Robert

July 24, 2017
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Is it a three-way fridge? I have heard of such complaints with  3-way fridge. 
I guess it could be because of improper venting and leaks into the cabinet. A thermal switch that activates a fan behind the fridge would mighty help it cool down. I suppose it is not because of a block in the propane line between tank and regulator. 
Fortunately, I have never had such a problem. I have heard that it gets hot when running on electricity. I have heard plumbing repair services in Toronto suggest that they get the Q.C. “inspections”.
Also, ensure that you do not over stuff your fridge. Keep your fridge clean, dirt free and discard unwanted things. Get a cheap thermometer and stick it in your fridge.

July 24, 2017
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Im assuming you have the smaller fridge?

July 25, 2017
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I agree with Emy.  You may want to check the venting.  I assume there is some sort of fixture on the outside of the trailer that allows heat to escape?  We have the larger fridge which does have an access panel.  Perhaps you could check to make sure the fridge can properly allow heat to escape.  I have a smaller fridge in my basement.  It runs hot if there isn’t a little space behind and underneath.  

July 25, 2017
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Thank you for the replies.  It is a Dometic RM2351 (2-way) refrigerator.  It runs and cools the inside fine.  There is an access panel behind but it looks like there isn’t much ventilation.  I picked up a 12v computer case fan to put in there.  I was going to just plug and unplug it but the thermal switch is great idea.  I am thinking the fan should bring in enough fresh air to cool the space down so the counter top doesn’t heat up.

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