Don't loose the cold in your frig. Try this simple fix. - Fiberglass RV


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Old 09-04-2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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Don't loose the cold in your frig. Try this simple fix.

I say someone use lexan or plexiglass with doors to save the cold air in the frig. 
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This will keep the cold air in the frig when you open the door.(heat rises, cold air sinks)
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:02 PM   #2
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Great idea. Let us know how it works. I went with the 5 panels because DW was skeptical that it would be convenient.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:55 PM   #3
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Ever see a reefer truck with the cold curtain just inside the cargo door, same idea.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:17 PM   #4
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great idea !! thanks - we were camped at Kelowna during some 37 deg C days and out little fridge could not keep up at all . so gonna try this next trip out
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Fans on the back and inside help as well.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:13 PM   #6
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Though you lose cold air when you open the door of the fridge, the items in the fridge are still at the pre-opening of the door temperature. They respond slowly to opening the door where the air changes over quickly. Most fridge thermometers are reading air temp.

The items in the fridge have higher thermal capacity than the air (items 'hold more cold' like ice holds more cold than air). As a result reading the air temperature inside the fridge is not indicative of the temperature of the items in the fridge.

The 'more full' the fridge, the less effect opening the door has on the temp of the items.
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