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Old 07-10-2012, 07:15 AM   #1
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Thermometers for fridge & freezer

I'm wondering what thermometer(s) people use to monitor their fridge and freezer. I think maybe I need to buy something (imagine that).

In our Windjammer, I've just been using the remote/transmitting device from an indoor/outdoor unit to monitor the fridge. When I have a question about the freezer, I just move the remote to the freezer.

Maybe I should not need to monitor remotely (i.e., without opening the door), but during the recent heatwave it seemed counterproductive to open the door to check the temp of the struggling fridge.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:40 AM   #2
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I just use the same type of thermometer. I think if the fridge is cold enough (35 to 40), then the freezer should be cold enough, also.

Come to think of it, I have never checked the freezer temperature. Now you got me wondering.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:45 AM   #3
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I think you are right about that. My freezer consistently runs between 0 to 10 degrees F if when the fridge is in the 30's, and it still freezes water (makes ice cubes) with no apparent problem when the fridge is struggling in the high 40's.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:56 AM   #4
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There are wireless thermometers made for bar-b-q pits/smokers that work very well. You can see the actual temp while on the road via remote. You can even set parameters to alarm below and above whatever temperatures you choose. Then you will know when the milk is cold enough for the oreo's.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:05 AM   #5
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Thanks, redfinaddict, I'll have to run search and take a look at those. The unit I'm using lets me monitor on the road (from the TV) too, which I like.
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When I had my Trailmanor (fold down camper), I had the receiving unit of a cheap remote thermometer in the cab with me to keep tabs on the fridge. I worked well, even with the aluminum skinned Trailmanor.

I don't do that now....it is too easy to just walk in the trailer during pit stops to check on the temperature.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:21 AM   #7
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We just use the thermometers that hang form the shelf in the fridge. I occasionally check them when getting things from fridge or freezer, never had a problem.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:33 AM   #8
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Thanks D&J, that would probably be a good and inexpensive thing to add, even if only to supplement or double-check my "remote" unit. I am in my first summer of TT ownership and was caught off-guard by the struggles our fridge experienced during last week's hot spell (and did not, therefore, really want to open the door to get any food out, let alone to check the temp!).
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Have one that hangs from the wire shelves in mine
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:51 AM   #10
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I use a Chaney wireless refrigerator monitor with alarm. Pretty nice unit and pretty cheap. You can tell the temp of the fridge or freezer at a glance. About $25.00

Here's a link to one on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Chaney-Instrum.../dp/B000P55SN4
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