Fridge vent covers

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  1. Welsh girl

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    If I bought fridge vent covers would that stop the draughts coming in from the top of the fridge? It only comes in when the wind is blowing in that side,I can't move pitch unfortunately as I'm on a site where you are put on one for the duration of my stay.
     
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    Can you turn round and face another way?
    The fridge should be completely sealed from tbe habitation area so no poisonous gasses enter.
    Perhaps this needs to be looked at?
     
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    No they won't let me turn around as I'm on a grass pitch and can't drive uphill on this wet grass, Warden helped me get on wooden chocks facing downhill as he said if I get stuck he can't pull me out.
     
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    We have the same issue with our fridge. Colin intends to take the fridge out and replace the seal, when and if he ever gets round to it, I will let you know if it works!!

    In extreme cold, i.e at a ski resort, we have cut out a piece of that silver bubble wrap stuff to the shape of a fridge vent cover, leaving the vital bit open as a proper cover would and stick it to the outside of the vent.

    Of course, I suppse we could stop being so tight and buy the proper covers but we so rarely need them it seems a waste of money.
     
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    I'm the same £20 for 2peices of plastic seems a lot so I might do the same.
    Thank you
     
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    Had a similar problem ours was the vent behind the grill. As we never use it I took the vent off and fitted some kinspan insulation behind it and refitted now no problem! (just have to remember not to use it).
     
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    I've stuffed a spare quilt on top of my fridge, and a big blanket underneath!!

    Don't look posh, but works a treat!! Lol.
     
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    Yes, we have a bubble wrap cover for that too when needed. Our van looks so classy when it's really cold, lots of silver bubble wrap and duck tape everywhere!
     
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    Big blanket underneath??? Where on earth does that go?
    Or the spare quilt I wonder??
     
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    @Welsh girl , just seen where you are on another thread. If you want covers, try Webbs Caravans about 5 minutes drive from you. They might well have them. Out of the site, turn left, at (large) roundabout take 3rd exit (not park & ride). Ignore road closed ahead sign! Next roundabout, 2nd exit, you'll see them in front of you. Castlegate Business Park, Old Sarum, Salisbury SP4 6QX. Tel 01722 326111. Friendly, helpful staff, good shop. I get my hab checks done there.
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    Thanks Chris.They only do caravans but I guess the vents are the same.
     
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    Try giving them a ring. They have quite an extensive spares / accessory shop. Chris
     
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    I think it's worth buying the covers. You are advised to fit them when the average temperature gets below around 10°C anyway, though some folk don't bother with them. You can also drive with them in place and they are good to have fitted when washing the van.
    Sadly, you may not be able to get them in time for today's gales. :(
     
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    Yes John,not looking forward to those gales.I might pop up to Webb's to get them then or just get the bubble wrap on depends on my legs,if they want to go or not. So it's. A bus ride for me as I can't move the van.
     
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    @Welsh girl before you buy, put a photo of your vents and their dimensions on here. Someone may well have a spare from a previous van they no longer use and be willing to send them to you.

    In the meantime I think it would be safe to Partially cover the external vents ( proper vent covers usually allow some air to pass) but please don't stuff blankets around the fridge inside. That really does not sound safe
     
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    My thoughts on the blankets too!!! I don't have any vents covers to take a picture of to send , oh I get it a picture of my fridge outside vents . Ok .
     
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    If the fridge has been fitted properly there should be no draughts getting in when the wind is blowing onto the side of the van, if there is the combustion gasses from using it on gas will also be entering the van.
     
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    Hello , Make sure you measure up as the vents are various sizes as I have found out :)
     
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    I think it will be coming in from, well now where the covers should be but isn't there a vent underneath the fridge in the floor as well?
     
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    Thanks. That reminds me to measure before I buy.
    It's a dometic,aren't the all the same size, except for the ones with a separate freezer compartment?
     
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