What is a "Tropicalised" fridge.

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 21:56
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Hi all.

From time to time I see the mention of "Tropicalising" the 3 way fridges that are installed in Jayco off roaders.

My van is 12 months old. Is there any benefit in this, what is it, whi does it and at what cost?

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Reply By: navaraman - Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 22:18

Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 22:18
A tropicalised frifdge is "uprated" to cope with the harsher demands of the tropics. They may have modified flues for the gas and a larger amperage draw from the compressor which may necessitate upgrading the wiring and fuse to the fridge, Check with Jayco first.
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Reply By: Rick Blaine - Sunday, Jan 18, 2004 at 09:37

Sunday, Jan 18, 2004 at 09:37
You will find that "tropicalised" fridges have a fan that forces air over the condensor of the fridge rather that just the old hot air rises setup. It is a simple task to install a fan to do this... I did it in my jayco just by putting a "muffin fan" from Dick Smith behind the bottom vent and with some scrap alluminium sheet directing the airflow upwards over the frige hot parts..ie the condensor... works a treat...
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