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Old 06-08-2014, 09:08 PM   #1
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Refer. Temp?

Is low 40'sF good enough for Fridge. temp.???
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:11 PM   #2
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32-38*F I think is recommended range. That's what I look for anyway when testing refr's before delivery.
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:23 PM   #3
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Nope.

If it's a residential check the heat exchanger coils and fan for dust bunnies.

If it's an absorption refer try moving the thermistor UP on whichever fin it's mounted on. If that doesn't work try searching this site for 'the Muddypaws mod'.

My Norcold, (yes, the much maligned Never-cold) with that mod stays right at 34F and the freezers stay at -18F.

I've seen several installs done by a large Manufacturer (who's name starts with a W) with about 6 inches of gap between the coils and the wall. Messes up the airflow and makes the poor thing barely work. Make sure it was installed correctly as per the manufacturers specs.

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Old 06-08-2014, 09:25 PM   #4
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My New unit has been on battery and gas for 30+hours and is at 42*F. Popsicles is the freezer are solid.
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:32 PM   #5
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My New unit has been on battery and gas for 30+hours and is at 42*F. Popsicles is the freezer are solid.
More more more info.
What brand and model of refr?
How is the venting? Is it in the slide out or not? Are there two outside sidewall vents, or one sidewall and one roof vent?
Have you tried it on 120V?
Are you sure that the refr has been on this whole time (good battery power)?
Are you sure the LP has been on and good this whole time?
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:47 PM   #6
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Absorption refer Side by side in a 2014 Sunseeker
Battery is strong, propane is full.
Side vented not in a slide.
Had it on good 30amp shore and temp rose to 50*F+ at a camp. Returned to Dealer and it did not do that in their shop. Unit is now at an outdoor location with no shore power available.
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Absorption refer Side by side in a 2014 Sunseeker
Battery is strong, propane is full.
Side vented not in a slide.
Had it on good 30amp shore and temp rose to 50*F+ at a camp. Returned to Dealer and it did not do that in their shop. Unit is now at an outdoor location with no shore power available.
Good deal.
What were ambient temps when it messes up on you vs. when it was at the shop? And was the sun right on that side?

Also, what model is the refr? Some have fans from the factory, and some don't.
If it has two side vents, the venting is possibly wrong. Few manufacturers get the venting right, and those refrs NEED fans to force the air out sideways.
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Can you get another thermometer and compare the readings ?
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:17 PM   #9
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Is low 40'sF good enough for Fridge. temp.???
Our home fridge has a recommendation for 38 to 40 degrees. My RV fridge, when it cools down stays at 38 degrees.
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:00 PM   #10
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When to State Department of Health would inspect our food refrigerators at a surgery center I ran, the temps had to be between 34 and 40.
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