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Old 11-09-2011, 09:41 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by spawnman View Post
Getting ready to take the last trip of the year, and found that after the refrigerator had been plugged in since 5:30am, it's not very cold. Freezer and bottom fridge is not real cold. You can hear the unit come on and off, the light inside comes on, just not very cold. Anyone know what I can check to see what's up? The trailer is fairly level, no worse then it's been before and worked fine. The temp in the fridge is around 48 degrees. I've slide up the control to the coldest setting and waiting a couple of hours and see if it gets any colder.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Did you have food in the fridge. It's difficult to tell how cold the fridge is without food. If the food is thawing, you have a problem. If it remains frozen you are good. My practice is to use propane before a trip. Seems to work better on propane.

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Old 11-10-2011, 08:39 AM   #12
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No I didn't have food in while it was plugged in and cooling. That's just the way I've been doing it for the past years. Would start it on elec a good 12 hours before being ready to leave, get it nice and cold, throw the cold food in, switch it to propane and leave for the trip, plug it back in once we arrived and all was fine.

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Old 11-10-2011, 10:44 AM   #13
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my wife puts crumbled up newspaper in ours to help it cool it down, first I thought she was crazy but the paper gets cold and helps keep the inside cold while it is cooling down, then she takes out the paper and puts in chilled food. Go figure.... It works for us and usually fridge is cold in a few hours.
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:00 AM   #14
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We normally put a bag of ice in the freezer about an hour after we plug in the trailer and turn on the fridg. Then we have another bag of ice for the cooler when we reach our destination.

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