If you spend a lot of time boondocking in the desert, an RV refrigerator that can cool down to 40F or lower may be just what you need. Here’s what you need to know to find the best one for your budget and lifestyle.
If your fridge isn’t keeping food cold, it’s likely a problem with the temperature sensor (thermistor) inside the freezer or fridge. The thermistor reads the temperature of the fridge and controls the cooling fan. Fortunately, you can fix this with a little know-how and a refrigerator fan kit.
This Dometic RV Refrigerator is an excellent option for campers with limited space, thanks to its four doors (two on the fridge and two on the freezer). It also includes a built-in ice maker, making it more like a residential fridge. Plus, it’s powered by propane, so it can be used when electricity is unavailable or inconvenient.
During operation, the fridge uses heat from the refrigerator’s generator, the 12-volt DC coach battery, or a propane heater to trigger the refrigeration process. Once the chemicals are activated, they produce cold vapor that is circulated through the interior cooling coils to keep the food and drinks cold.
Before you begin removing the old refrigerator, take some time to prepare your workspace by placing something protective on the floor and putting down a towel or foam mat. Then, remove the silicone seal around the bottom edge of the refrigerator with a razor knife—this makes pulling it out easier and helps prevent damage to the RV’s cabinetry. rv refrigerator