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Solar-powered RV Fridge Vent System

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Add solar-powered ventilation to your RV refrigerator without drilling into your roof!
Solar Powered Refrigerator Roof Vent uses the power of the sun to ventilate the rear of your refrigerator. Additional ventilation allows your RV refrigerator to reach cooling temperature faster and operate cooler. The DC fan connects directly to the solar panel and mounts anywhere in the compartment behind the refrigerator to direct airflow upward to cool the condenser and absorber coils, increasing the efficiency of the refrigerator by up to 40%.

The fan will operate on solar power during the heat of the day, eliminating the need for complicated wiring with thermostat and switches. The vent cap is made from UV stabilized, durable polypropylene plastic and includes a fan and built-in solar panel to power it. This vent cap fits all Dometic and most Norcold vent bases with included hardware.

The fan can be mounted on the back of the refrigerator, being careful not to penetrate any vital parts. Mounting of the fan can be high in the compartment through the roof vent, or low through the outside access panel. Airflow should be directed upward, in either case. The fan is wired to the solar panel by a simple plug-in. For large refrigerators, and additional solar panel and fan can be added to the available space on the vent cover. Order the Kit below.

Technical Specs

Tech Specs

Weight: 4.2 lbs.

Manufacturer: Camco Mfg Inc

Mfg Part #: 42165

Tech Notes:

  • Solar panel is pre-mounted into vent cover. Functions even in cloudy conditions.
  • Maximize your ventilation by installing a second solar panel and fan system.

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    Solar-powered RV Fridge Vent System: Customer Reviews

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    (4 Based on 12 Reviews)

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    Reviewed by 12 customers


    Solar Powered Vent Fan

    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    August 27, 2009
    I installed one of these in my rv refrigerator condenser compartment and was surprised how little light it took for it to work. The refrigerator is in one of the slides on the trailer so I installed the collector on one of the awning brackets and it worked out very good. So far it looks very good.
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    works great

    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    October 08, 2009
    I thought the install was reasonable, about an hour with no special tools. Works great because the fan is fed by the solar panel and runs the most when it is the warmest. Great solution.
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    Great for short period

    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    June 23, 2010
    I installed five of these on various customers coaches over a period of a month. I also installed one on my personal coach. None of them have made it a year.. solar panel is garbage, cracks and splits in the sun. No replacement is available and no warrenty is covered. Difinitely not worth the money. Cut a hole in your roof vent and put in a solar powered boat vent. will be better in long run.
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    Can you buy just the panel and fan? or is it a complete Unit.?
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    Does it fit an older Norcold refrigerator?
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    Is this the one with the aluminum frame around the solar panel?
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