RVillagers Talk About RV Refrigerators
RVillage members discuss the types of refrigerators found in RVs, and how to keep them running efficiently.
Photo credits, top: WeMustRV
Understanding how RV refrigerators work
What is a 3-way refrigerator?
What are the new propane-free refrigerators?
Can you boondock with them?
See the discussion and add your thoughts.
What are the 12-volt DC requirements for the propane-free fridges?
Is boondocking with solar and a residential fridge possible?
An RVillager shares very detailed information about their experience.
Solving operational issues
Is it the control board or the cooling unit?
Or perhaps it's the burner tube, thermocouple, igniter, or... see a wide range of suggestions from helpful RVillagers.
Also check these trouble-shooting tips (could be air in the line).
Upgrading the cooling unit
Refrigerator won't stay on in propane mode?
Related post: RV Utilities: Propane
Should you run the refrigerator on propane while driving down the road?
RVillagers offer a full range of advice.
Keeping the appliance cool
Reflectix on the outside? Fans on the inside? Or just open the awning?
Still won't get cold enough? Get a residential fridge instead?
And the debate continues...
Which do you recommend? RV or residential fridge?
Replacing the appliance
How do you replace a refrigerator in a motorhome?
When the RV is parked for long periods, or in storage
Leave the fridge running or no?
Tips for convenience
1: Use spring-loaded shelf bars pushed up against everything inside the fridge—especially when rolling down the road—to prevent an avalanche later when opening the door! (Tip: the single ones hold up better than the double-style.) Here are a few more ideas to keep things in place.
2: Clever tip for making that chore of defrosting your freezer so much quicker & easier!
Join some related groups to ask questions, and share ideas & tips!
- Refrigerator Troubleshooting, Reliability, Safety
- Why Didn't I Think of That? Tips and Tricks
- Handy RV Tools and tips
- RV Repair Club
- Solar and Alternative Energy for RV's
- Full Time RVers
Search for your RV brand owner's group to find possible solutions for your model's refrigerator.
Disclaimer: The information gathered here is compiled from the posts and opinions of RVillagers, and not of RVillage itself. RVillage assumes no responsibility for any inaccuracies or omissions.
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