This past week we were skiing and we had a blizzard accompanied by -10F temps with 33MPH winds, fridge got warm and refused to cool on either gas or electric.
Found this thread and tried covering up the top two vents with tape, no go. Then found this thread
, decided to turn if off and use it as an icebox and not worry about it, lots of free snow to use to cool with! Got thru the vacation fine, drove home over bumpy New Hampshire roads for 100 miles, turned on the fridge, and presto, it worked fine!
I think taking would work if I had done it before it started getting windy and cold, I'm leaving the tape on till spring!