Yarome Posted January 26, 2016 Report Share Posted January 26, 2016 Another thread got me thinking about reefer mods and thought I would throw these up. Probably not extremely beneficial for a week long get-a-way, but for long trips and full-timers with Dometic or Norcold reefers, to me, I would consider these two mods as "necessary". "Snip-the-tip" thermistor. It's intended as a easy to install thermistor repair kit, however, it's leaps and bounds above attempting to adjust the little fin slide and is not as susceptible to close proximity frozen item variations. I install one with every new rig. They also sell the same units on eBay for just a couple of bucks cheaper in order to compete with other similar products. $27.50 the last I saw. 12v fans. These are preconfigured in either their basic model or a deluxe model (oversized hi-speed low power ball-bearing fans). Ready to install with an on/off switch and don't require wiring into your interior light, but you can with all of the included hardware. The link is for the dometic, however, click the "see other items" link for other options. (basic, deluxe, dual switches, blue LED, etc.) They range from around $14-$21. They also sell ready to install condenser fans. Also very nice to have, but only as needed. The fans really aid in even cooling and nearly prevent having to defrost. Both are very reputable folk and have been around for quite awhile. I had one fan unit that need a switch replaced. I paid for postage to send it to him, he soldered on a new switch and sent it back at no charge. I haven't had a thermistor fail so I can't comment on their C.S., but I have used 4 units in different rigs without a failure. I have no personal relationship and don't receive any type of compensation from either of these guys. Just good solid inexpensive mods that pay back in spades. On edit: Thought I would mention that with the fans it's extremely easy to extend the switch to the exterior of your reefer with an led to indicate on/off. I generally switch my fans off overnight, and with the external switch I don't have to open my reefer to mess with them. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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