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How do I keep my caravan fridge cool?

Last Updated: 28th February, 2020

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Caravan and RV Fridges. Keeping it cool this summer.
  1. Test before you leave.
  2. Install an external fan.
  3. Install an internal fan.
  4. Pack your fridge properly.
  5. Keep your RV as level as possible.
  6. Avoid direct sunlight on your RV.
  7. Regular maintenance.
  8. Check your wiring.

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In this regard, how long does a caravan fridge take to cool?

24 hours

Also, how do you fix a refrigerator temperature? Vacuum the coils under or behind the fridge. Clogged coils can cause poor cooling. Check to make sure nothing is stuck in the condenser fan and that it spins freely (models with coils on the back won't have a fan). To do this, unplug the fridge and pull it out.

Also question is, what temperature should a caravan fridge be?

In fact, the ideal temperature for your fridge compartment is approximately 2-3°C as this offers the perfect balance between having your food spoiled and having your food frozen. The freezer compartment should be at a temperature of approximately -10°C to -20°C depending on what you want to keep frozen.

Can you drive with caravan fridge on gas?

It is not illegal to drive with a gas fridge running in a caravan so long as it is correctly installed. All gas appliances must be turned off when refuelling the towing vehicle. Gas always turned off when refuelling.

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