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Old 08-17-2015, 03:50 AM   #11
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Thank you all for your input. I repositioned the thermister in the plastic "slider" then positioned to "Colder." It barely got the refrigerator to 40degF; the freezer, however, was doing a great job of freezing things. I'm probably going to take the trailer into the dealer and have them inspect it.

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before you take it to the dealer, how long did you give the fridge to cool?
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:52 AM   #12
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If the freezer is working the fridge should too. there is only one system in the fridge, cools both the fridge and freezer. I find if the fridge is real full you do not get enough circulation to cool things in the bottom or in the door without a small fan mounted inside. With the fan my fridge is around 1 or 2C (36F).
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If the freezer is working the fridge should too. there is only one system in the fridge, cools both the fridge and freezer. I find if the fridge is real full you do not get enough circulation to cool things in the bottom or in the door without a small fan mounted inside. With the fan my fridge is around 1 or 2C (36F).
There was a recent post on this subject. My fridge takes about 8 hours to cool down to 1 or 2 deg. C and remains there. My freezer will cool down to -18 C (0 F) in about an hour and half and stay there.
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:00 AM   #14
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A small battery powered fan to circulate air inside reefer does wonders... We also installed 3-120mm computer fans to force air flow over the coils. Maintains 1* freezer and 37* reefer.
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:21 AM   #15
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After placing the thermistor on the slider and sliding it up we went to bed (approx 10:30p). The next morning the fridge was at 40degF and it was lightly loaded with items for a weekend outing.

I know the refrigerator used to get much colder; I had to ensure it didn't freeze. I don't recall the outside temp at that time but since this is our first year I can assure you that it was cooler outside. Does that have a bearing on the fridge despite that the freezer is not having trouble reaching freezing temps?
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:41 AM   #16
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Question. We keep out TT in storage (no power hook ups)until we are ready to use it. We have no room or way to bring the TT home and keep it plugged in to cool the fridge. Would it hurt to let the fridge run off battery and LP over night?
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Question. We keep out TT in storage (no power hook ups)until we are ready to use it. We have no room or way to bring the TT home and keep it plugged in to cool the fridge. Would it hurt to let the fridge run off battery and LP over night?
Allot would depend on the condition of your battery and what other 12V things are on. There will be some small draw from smoke detectors and the like but it shouldn't drain a fully charged battery. We are in the same situation as you keeping our RV at a storage facility with no electricity. We power up the fridge and turn on the propane the day before a trip. When we are ready to roll the next day is when we load the fridge with everything pre cooled or frozen and hit the road.
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Allot would depend on the condition of your battery and what other 12V things are on. There will be some small draw from smoke detectors and the like but it shouldn't drain a fully charged battery. We are in the same situation as you keeping our RV at a storage facility with no electricity. We power up the fridge and turn on the propane the day before a trip. When we are ready to roll the next day is when we load the fridge with everything pre cooled or frozen and hit the road.
Thanks for the info! The unit is a new 2015 27VRL. I already replaced the battery with a Sears PM1 group 31 AGM battery. Didn't want to deal with checking fluid levels and I know these batteries can push out juice for a long time. Same ones on my bass boat. I guess I'll just fire up the fridge the day before and let her get cool.

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