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Old 01-03-2019, 04:30 PM   #1
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Expected Fridge Temps?

I got a fridge thermometer with remote and havenít liked what Iíve been seeing.

High 20s for the freezer, I can mostly accept.

Buy an average of 50 for the fridge seems excessively high. This was running off of electric with regular use. Overnight when no one was in it, it would get down to 48 or so.

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Old 01-03-2019, 04:44 PM   #2
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Absorption I'm assuming?

On the coldest setting?

Is your refrigerator in a slide?
Does it have fans? (inside and out?)
Fridge model?
How often is the door opened? Recovery time on an absorption fridge for an open door is a killer.
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:46 PM   #3
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Expected Fridge Temps?

Yes, Absorption. Double door Norcold.

Yes, in a slide.

Iíll have to look pics to see if I have the model... holed up in a hotel at the moment.

How often is the door closed, is more like it?! Family of 4-6 depending on who is with us. I know itís killer but itís like my dad shouting about the thermostat... just makes for joke fodder.
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not good, should be about 0-10 and 35
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:49 PM   #5
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Good lort, Iím a freak with pictures.. model number shown on these:
https://flic.kr/p/27EhrEf
https://flic.kr/p/NhCvWA

The other thing to note- it consumes a 30lb tank of propane in a week running the water heater + fridge. Thatís horribly excessive vs my old rig. Iím 99% positive itís the fridge as I ran just the water heater on propane for a week and didnít have a noticeable use of propane.
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not good, should be about 0-10 and 35

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Old 01-06-2019, 12:08 AM   #7
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What are the temps where your setup? If it's excessively hot, those temps might not be bad.

You didn't say what setting you had it on. Depending on the fridge, it should have a standard dial setting like your home fridge or a little slider on one of the fins inside the fridge. There is usually a sticker on the inside of the fridge indicating up for warmer, down for colder or vice versa.

Lastly, adding a fan to move air on the outside in the fridge vent area can dramatically improve performance of under performing fridges. Especially in warmer temp climates.
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What are the temps where your setup? If it's excessively hot, those temps might not be bad.



You didn't say what setting you had it on. Depending on the fridge, it should have a standard dial setting like your home fridge or a little slider on one of the fins inside the fridge. There is usually a sticker on the inside of the fridge indicating up for warmer, down for colder or vice versa.



Lastly, adding a fan to move air on the outside in the fridge vent area can dramatically improve performance of under performing fridges. Especially in warmer temp climates.


Temps have been moderate - 70-80. Humidity has been wildly variable.

We have it set to 8 out of 9 on the fridge temperature selector. We have also tried adjusting the slider.

And the fridge does have some kind of fans inside of it. But I havenít looked outside to see where/how I could add fans to it.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:42 PM   #9
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Refrigerator Vent Fans

Hi, read your post concerning your refrigerator not cooling well enough. We had the same problem with ours. I bought 4-120mm (4.72") 12 volt dc computer cooling fans (ball bearing type) and installed them on the refrigerator roof vent atop the mesh screen. Connected the fans together with 2 hole metal straps. Connected them in parallel to a waterproof switch that I mounted on the outside of the refrigerator vented access panel. Used foil tape placed around any openings around the installed fans to maximize the air flow. The four fans when running are very quiet.
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Expected Fridge Temps?

I too have fans in the chimney area. Also 120mm fans- one sucking in at bottom and two up top taking the heat out. Boy does it get hot up there. And thatís not even during summer heat.

Being that your fridge is in a slide, shouldnít be too hard to install. I used small L brackets to hold the fans in place to the frame of the fridge access panel. I only use one as donít want to blow out the propane flame. Put two up top the same way to suck the heat through the top access panel. I used thermostat wire to connect together and then to 12v. I did not add a switch as if power is on to my trailer then the fridge is being used.

I typically see 34 in the fridge and -7 in freezer.
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