KEEP YOUR COOL: Ideas to help keep our food cool with the Refrigerator turned off on a travel day or on a HOT day.
FIRE SAFETY TIP: Do not leave your LP gas on while traveling. If an accident occurs, the LP gas will not be adding fuel to the fire.
- Use a Battery operated fan inside your refrigerator. This distributes the cool air to other parts of the refrigerator.
Install a Remote Digital Thermometer outside your refrigerator. Use a wire tie to secure the sensor to the top shelf. A 40 F degree temperature is the best. You can tell how well your refrigerator is doing without opening the door. Cool air falls to the floor when you open the refrigerator door. Hot air rises.
- Place a 12 VDC – 4” Fan under the refer vent – mounted on the bird screen with a wire tie.
- Add a 105F degree thermostat, ON/OFF switch, and certainly an in-line fuse to this circuit.
- Measure from the cooling coils in back of your refer to the inside surface of your RV wall. If this space is too great. Install a barrier on the top edge of the outside opening to force the air to flow across your cooling coils. We used a piece of vinyl siding. See the Refrigerator Manufacturers INSTALLATION Instructions for the proper spacing. The refrigerator is designed for a certain Air Flow (CFM) for maximum efficiency.
- Do not add uncooled, or unfrozen items until late in the day to allow your refer to catch up.
- The day before a move day, turn your refer to the coldest temperature possible. (Some models do not have this feature)
- Use Frozen Artificial Ice to lengthen the time the refrigerator section cooling may remain colder on a travel day. Leave this Artificial Ice in the freezer prior to your move day.
- Park your RV with the refrigerator is shaded during the hottest part of the day.
- Annually perform the maintenance duties prescribed in your owner’s manual.
- Close your slides to reduce the space you intend to cool, close off parts of the RV that don’t need cooling.