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Old 06-05-2011, 03:08 PM   #1
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How cold does your frig get?

In your RV camper how cold does your frig get?
We were camping in 90 degree heat and 65 % humidity and mine was reading 45 degrees.
In the morning it was about 60 degrees and it was 35 degrees in the frig. Is this about normal?
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Old 06-05-2011, 04:06 PM   #2
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Sometimes it gets even lower overnight and freezes the produce I've mistakenly put in it...

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Now that we've added a fan to the rear coils it varies a lot less through the day, about 3 degrees. We've only had temps in the 80's so far but the fan makes an obvious difference.

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Now that we've added a fan to the rear coils it varies a lot less through the day, about 3 degrees. We've only had temps in the 80's so far but the fan makes an obvious difference.

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I've been thinking about doing that.
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In your RV camper how cold does your frig get?
We were camping in 90 degree heat and 65 % humidity and mine was reading 45 degrees.
In the morning it was about 60 degrees and it was 35 degrees in the frig. Is this about normal?
That's pretty close to what mine does. If set it max cold sometimes it will freeze at night when the temperatures drop down below 40F.
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What is a safe temperature for food? I thought when I had my popup it said not to let it get above 40 degrees. I'm looking for a fridge thermometer to use that will display the highest temp along with the current temp so I know how warm the fridge got while traveling during the heat of the day on 12 volt.
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What is a safe temperature for food? I thought when I had my popup it said not to let it get above 40 degrees. I'm looking for a fridge thermometer to use that will display the highest temp along with the current temp so I know how warm the fridge got while traveling during the heat of the day on 12 volt.
Depends on the food you keep in there. Some food just need to be kept below 50, raw meat below 40. Most meats can stand short periods of time above the 40F except poultry. NOTE that meat temperatures not inside the fridge air temperatures.
A small circulating fan inside the fridge helps too.
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Yes, a fan helps a lot with these fridges. They even make solar ones specifically for rv fridges.
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Cool I constantly adjust my fridge

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What is a safe temperature for food? I thought when I had my popup it said not to let it get above 40 degrees.
I use this thermometer:
Worldwide Merchandise Company - Roam Freezer/Fridge Thermometer - Refrigerator Accessories - Camping World
It shows 40 degrees as the highest safe temperature in the refrigerator.

When I first turn the fridge on after having been sitting off for a while, I usually crank the temp selector to "Max" and turn my fan above the coils in the vent area to "high". I leave it like that overnight. In the morning it may be 40 degrees, so I'll set the vent coil fan to "low" and dial back the temp selector to "6". I check it again before bedtime. If it's still at 40, I leave it alone. If it's freezing, I'll turn the vent coil fan to "off" and dial the temp selector to "4". When I check it again in the morning I may have to adjust it up or down depending on how cold it got outside. I generally have to monitor my thermometer at least once a day.
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What is a safe temperature for food?
This website here on fridge maintenance says that a trailer fridge should be operating at 38 degrees F in the main box. Temperature

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