A lot of folks that have Class Bs add a small fan on theirs on the back of the unit to blow upward and assist in dispersal of hot air. That seems to make them cool better on the Bs which by definition have small refrigs in a tight spaces.
But you with your fridge inside a slide-out can add a fan for better performance. I think Phoenix was adding a fan in there, wondering if that has been a standard for some time now.
I think the slide must be removed in order to switch fridges. I don't think the fridge will fit through the door.
Hi Dave,I thought the industry common 3-way fridge, one of the three was 100% 12V. Is what you seek a lot more energy efficient running on 12V?Ron
Ron,My understanding is the 3 way refrigerator does use more energy from your batteries when on DC as compared to the new 12 volt variable speed. After reviewing several online posts, the energy draw, when first turning on the Dometic 4104 may draw up to 8 amps but once the temperature is reached will drop down to ~1amp. The Dometic manual states that the system must be able to handle 15-20 amps when first turning the refrigerator on. At this point I am not ready to switch out by Norcold absorption refrigerator until I get a better handle on power consumption and gather more data from those that have switched to a 12 volt variable speed compressor refrigerator. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBB-QUwKmW4dave