If you live in an RV or travel long distances with your RV, having a reliable fridge on board is a must. But the cost of replacing an RV fridge can be prohibitive. In this article, we’ll cover what it costs to replace an RV fridge and some tips for keeping yours running smoothly.
If your refrigerator isn’t cooling properly, the first thing to check is that all power sources are working. Then you’ll want to make sure that the thermistor clip is set to the correct position. If it is, then the fridge should be adjusting its internal temperature to match the ambient outside temperature. Lastly, it’s important to make sure that your fridge isn’t overpacked so that air can circulate efficiently. You can also try adding an aftermarket internal fridge fan to help with circulation.
Lastly, it’s also worth checking the vents on the back of your fridge to ensure they are open. If they are clogged, your fridge will likely run less efficiently and may be emitting an ammonia smell.
If you have a three-way RV fridge (which can run on LP gas, electric power and shore power), it’s important to keep in mind that the fridge will respond to the temperature outside. If it’s extremely hot out the fridge will need to cool down a little faster. So if possible, you can put in cold beverages before heading out on your trip or just park your RV in the shade to speed up the cooling process.