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Old 08-13-2015, 08:30 PM   #1
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Fridge cool down time????

I am wondering what is a normal time for the fridge and freezer to get to operating temperature? I know it all depends on how hot it was inside before you turn it on but just on average.

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Old 08-13-2015, 08:41 PM   #2
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8-12 hrs- I usually start night b4 packing up
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:46 PM   #3
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Put cold food in it for a boost. Freeze pops take a LONG time to freeze...
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I add a frozen gallon milk jug to help frig along overnight, same in my cooler along with the ice. It definitely helps in the cooler.
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Old 08-13-2015, 09:16 PM   #5
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I also turn ours on the day before and put cold frozen bottles of water in fridge to help it along if I'm in a hurry. I'll also put some frozen ones in the freezer if I'm going to really be in a hurry for cold beer.LOL
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In 2013 we turned on the fridge just about 30 minutes before hooking up and hitting the road with our 2010 Keystone.. Usually we have it on days before. We check it and it was not getting cold. Being our first TT not know it takes 6 to 8 hours, I called around and found a dealer that stocked new ones. Ran down dropped $1,200, brought it home and installed it. Same results, it takes time to start cooling down. So I have fridge sitting in my garage collecting dust and not a thing wrong with it. Live and learn
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I'm going to muddy the waters a little bit here. We are newbies so you can take anything I say with a grain of salt. BUT we have decided that the fridge cools down a lot faster on propane than on electricity. So before our last trip, we started it on propane the day before. We put a frozen bag of ice in the fridge. Made a short two hour trip to the campground and temps were what they should be. Switched to electricity once at the campground and temps in freezer went down a little, temps in fridge went down a bit more. We had food iced down in coolers and waited about 4 hours after switching to fridge to put in food. (We have a separate fridge for drinks). DH kept checking it because he's familiar with health food requirements, etc and wanted to make sure it was at the right temps. Next time we will do the same but once at campground will run on propane for about 2 hours then switch to electric.

But like I said, we are newbies and still experimenting. I'm beginning to think he just likes to play with that hand held thermometer shooter thingy. He's a gadget guy so this is right up his alley.
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In 2013 we turned on the fridge just about 30 minutes before hooking up and hitting the road with our 2010 Keystone.. Usually we have it on days before. We check it and it was not getting cold. Being our first TT not know it takes 6 to 8 hours, I called around and found a dealer that stocked new ones. Ran down dropped $1,200, brought it home and installed it. Same results, it takes time to start cooling down. So I have fridge sitting in my garage collecting dust and not a thing wrong with it. Live and learn
That's called a beer fridge. There's no moving parts. I'd have it running 24/7 in the game room stocked. You could even build out a spot for one in a corner of the room. Beer fridge!
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I'm going to muddy the waters a little bit here. We are newbies so you can take anything I say with a grain of salt. BUT we have decided that the fridge cools down a lot faster on propane than on electricity. So before our last trip, we started it on propane the day before. We put a frozen bag of ice in the fridge. Made a short two hour trip to the campground and temps were what they should be. Switched to electricity once at the campground and temps in freezer went down a little, temps in fridge went down a bit more. We had food iced down in coolers and waited about 4 hours after switching to fridge to put in food. (We have a separate fridge for drinks). DH kept checking it because he's familiar with health food requirements, etc and wanted to make sure it was at the right temps. Next time we will do the same but once at campground will run on propane for about 2 hours then switch to electric.

But like I said, we are newbies and still experimenting. I'm beginning to think he just likes to play with that hand held thermometer shooter thingy. He's a gadget guy so this is right up his alley.
I have to pull my TT on the street to start up the fridge because my driveway where I park it is too slanted so I have no choice but to run it on propane to cool it down as I don't want to run a cord across the public sidewalk. I turn it on a day or 2 before we're scheduled to leave and I've never had a problem.
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:32 AM   #10
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8-12 hrs- I usually start night b4 packing up
I would agree.
My freezer cools down to 0 degrees F in about an hour and a half.
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