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Old 03-31-2019, 07:23 AM   #1
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we just spent our first night in our new travel trailer and we can not get our refrigerator cold enough. This trailer sits on our private property so we are currently using a generator. I know the refrigerator runs on the battery are we doing something wrong? Thanks for any help you can give us
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we just spent our first night in our new travel trailer and we can not get our refrigerator cold enough. This trailer sits on our private property so we are currently using a generator. I know the refrigerator runs on the battery are we doing something wrong? Thanks for any help you can give us
First what kinda is it? Need to know that being the controls
Some have a thermister on the fin or others have a switch.
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Also unless you have a 3 way, you have to run off propane or 120v., not battery that only operates the controls nothing else.
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Old 03-31-2019, 09:35 AM   #4
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Also with an absorption fridge you need to start out with cold food and drinks. This aids the cooling process of the fridge. These units take a long time to cool an item when warm.
When I had a absorption fridge I would cool the unit down 24 hours before we would put any cold food or drinks in the fridge. I also had a fridge thermometer that we keep in the fridge to monitor the temps.
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Old 03-31-2019, 02:46 PM   #5
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I think he meant what kind of fridge is it. I'm assuming the rig and fridge is level, as required. Look in your bag of appliance instructions.
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The Doctor wants to know what kind of refrigerator it is.
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I know... I'm already home and forgot to write down which one... I'm looking for paperwork now...lol
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Almost all the RV fridges require a day or two at least depending on outside air temp to get cold.
Since you said you are operating off a generator and it is new.
I would try setting it to propane only for a couple of days and see if it gets cold.
Generators sometimes drop voltages and may be confusing your fridge.
Leave it on propane for two days and see what you get.
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Don't worry to much about the model, how do you set the temp, inside on the fin with a slide, or on the control panel by numbers, I'll lay money it's on the fin?
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