One of the most important aspects of RV camping is being adequately prepared with your food and drink supply. MWSS is a premier distributor of residential appliances and electronics that are ideal for both used & new RVs. We want your RV to be prepped and ready for the upcoming spring season with updated RV kitchen appliances. Keeping your appliances up-to-date prevents on-the-road mishaps and hassles along the way. For a breakdown of some common mistakes to avoid when RV camping, check out our latest blog here. Do some early spring cleaning and get rid of those outdated appliances that just aren’t working like they used to. Some of the residential refrigerator brands we carry at MWSS include: GE, Haier, Fridgidaire, and Danby. Today we will share all of the things you need to know about RV refrigerators so your food is as good as your camping experience!
1. Make sure your RV is Level Before Installing your Refrigerator
Improper installation due to uneven grounds can cause permanent damage to both. To ensure your RV is level before installation, use a carpenter’s level. Rv fridges run differently than a regular fridge in your home. They are run through gas absorption and need level ground to operate efficiently. We don’t recommend parking on an incline during your camping trip because it can cause permanent damage to your unit. While driving, staying level is automatically done is for you because the movements of the car mixes the coolant fluid around inside of your refrigerator.
2. Allow Proper Time for Cool-Down Before/After your RV Camping Trip
RV refrigerators do not have as much temperature control as a normal-sized fridge operating in a house or apartment. An RV refrigerator needs adequate time to cool down before it will properly function. We recommend giving your fridge at least a day to cool down before use or departing for a camping trip. Nobody wants to soil their food supply!
3. Install a Fridge Fan
To increase air circulation within your RV fridge, you can purchase a battery-operated refrigerator fan. This will improve circulation and reduce the initial cool down time by nearly 50%! You will install the batteries and place the fan facing upwards into the refrigerator. This fan will increase the overall efficiency of your fridge. This cooling fan also helps evenly distribute air throughout the fridge. A tip to enhance circulation is to not pack your fridge very full.
4. Adjust the Temperature Setting
Whenever cold or hot weather strikes, your RV’s temperature settings can be affected. During the hot summer months, your RV refrigerator can take longer to cool down and you should prepare for high temperatures by setting it lower a couple days before you depart for your RV camping trip. Another tip to ensure your food and drinks are properly chilled is to pre-cool or buy products cold before your trip. If you are in extremely cold temperatures, you may need to turn the temperature up a few degrees to match the outside temperature.
If your current RV refrigerator is outdated or needs some TLC, contact our team at MWSS to see how we can update your old appliances and electronics to make your next RV camping trip the best one yet.