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Old 07-31-2011, 05:14 PM   #1
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Tent Trailer Fridge Not Cooling

Hi-We just replaced our fridge with a new Dometic Fridge and it is still not staying cool. It is a 3 way, runs on AC or LP usually. Our temps are close to 100 this week camping, but even at night it did not seem to catch up.

I have read the ventilation can be a factor?

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Old 07-31-2011, 06:13 PM   #2
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Have you adjusted the thermostat/slider in the refrigerator? Also, were you maybe parked with the side with the refrigerator facing the sun? These refrigerators can take a long time to cool off - if you can, try cranking it up the day before you leave and try putting cold stuff in them as opposed to room temp items. Gas seems to cool them more quickly.
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:46 PM   #3
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At a 100 degF these absorption refers are really challenged. I would check the ventilation in the compartment. If the heat load is still high you may have discovered your problem.

The other thing is heat rises. If the ground underneath the refer is very warm (for example that side is towards the setting sun) the ground may retain the heat for a very long time and reduce the effectiveness of your refer. Some people install small computer fans to remove more heat from the exterior compartment...
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Thank you both!
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Can someone post a picture of the temperature slider, I don't know what I am supposed to look for.

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On mine it is in the top back right-hand corner of the refrigerator (on the inside) Poke around and look for anything that slides an inch or two. Might just look like a piece of metal. What model/size?
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:07 PM   #7
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Sorry,
I just read my book and it seems I have an electric thermostat on the same panel as the gas control and I don't have the slidey thingy after all. Guess it pays to read the book.

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Just an update on our end. Took it back to Camping World where fridge had been installed. They agreed on the "ventilation" and installing a fan free of charge. Camping World has seemed to have had a "turn around" on their service and becoming helpful! Now I just hope it arrives before the next planned trip.
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