Originally Posted by Trekker
Hello. I have a 2012 Forest River Georgetown XL 337DS. I am camping at the Usery Mountain Regional Park outside Phoenix. The daytime temperature is reaching 108 degrees. The Dometic refrigerator is set to automatic and the coldest temperature setting possible. I am hooked up to electricity - 50 amps. However, during the day, the refrigerator seems to lose the battle with the ambient temperature. The refrigerator temperature rises to approximately 55 degrees during the day and then drops again during the evening. Is this normal or is there something wrong with the refrigerator?
Levelness, shade and airflow are your friend.
You MUST be level side to side for the fridge to function. This is MOST critical in hot weather when every BTU of cooling counts. Liquid Ammonia trapped in the coils will KILL your cooling capacity very quickly especially in hot weather.
I like to sleep with my head higher than my feet (maybe you do too) but adding tilt to the camper is not the way to do that when the fridge is mounted on the side of the camper.
Leave the awning out if it covers the air vents on the fridge (rig an awning if not) to add shade to the cooling chimney. Add a forced fan to increase airflow through the cooling fins in the chimney. Reduce what is in the fridge to allow better circulation inside.
Move the fin thermocouple to the top of the transfer fins.
All of the above
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