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Old 05-27-2014, 03:34 PM   #15
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:11 PM   #16
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A 40 degree drop in three hours is way more than expected, sounds like you have a good one. But don'tr expect it to cool warm beer (or soda) that fast

Some units have a small freezer, just about big enough for two mini ice trays or 4 Eskimo Pies.

If original, your refrigerator is probably the early style (square edge boiler cover) and is more sensitive to being level when operating. They used to come with a small "Bull's-eye" level (that are still easy to find at WalMart or any RV store). Usual rule of thumb is to be within 1/2 bubble width of level. Consequences of running out of level is a clogged cooling system that will shut down the refrigerator permanently.....

But, if it has a round (curved) boiler cover, it's not as sensitive and the trailer need only be level enough to be "comfortable". (Their words, not mine)

Let us know how the Gas works, that's what you will use most of the time while camping.

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Awesome. Thanks.
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:45 PM   #18
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Older fridges went to the effort of making a very small freezer section. On the RM211, it is enough to make ice cubes, the RM36E freezer is big enough for 2L of ice cream.
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Originally Posted by summer scamp View Post

Turns out I was just shutting it off too soon before it would get cold assuming I should hear some sort of noise...

Down 77 to 37 degrees in 3 hours on the coldest setting.

Thanks for the help!!
Your best not to leave it on the coldest setting as you will get a lot of frost build up on the freezer section and when that happens the fridge starts to perform poorly.

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