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Old 06-19-2017, 08:11 AM   #1
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Refrigerator tips

After pulling camper out of storage and setting up at campsite, we have noticed that the refrigerator ( 8 Cu. Ft. Dometic) takes a long time to cool down, like up to 12 hours. On a short weekend, we find ourselves using coolers and such.

Any tips to help the refrigerator cool down faster? Have thought about going to storage lot night before and running the refer on propane, or putting ice bottles in the refer during the trip to cool the interior, before getting to shore power.

What do you do and does anyone else have this issue?
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:19 AM   #2
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We always go out to our storage lot and turn on the fridge the night before so it is cool the next morning. If you have a battery shut off be sure to turn the battery on. Even on propane it requires a 12v source to operate.

It's not just RV refrigerators that require a long period to cool down, all refrigerators take a long time to get down to temperature.

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