The cooling ability of most fridges of similar price and size is usually related to how well (or badly) they are installed, not to major differences between the products. For them to cool as hoped, and use only the energy claimed, they must be installed correctly. Their makers show in detail how to do this, but most buyers and many ‘professional’ installers, appear to ignore the manuals. Because of this few RV fridges work as well as they should.
Cooling and Heating
To make caravan fridges work as claimed, and draw less energy, is cheap, simple and easy. Many can be transformed. This article shows how.
This article explains safe travel trailer and motor home heating using diesel or gas. It explains how it works, what is available and how to safely install it. To ensure safe travel trailer and motor home heating it must be done correctly. Apart from a build-up of carbon monoxide, there is a risk of oxygen deprivation. For a full technical and medically-referenced explanation see article Gas Risk in Travel Trailers.
Travel Trailer fridge problems are due to poor ventilation, inadequate cable size and/or insufficient power to drive them. Here’s how to fix them.
Interconnecting batteries in series or parallel is totally feasible. But its best to know how it works – and the limitations of each. Collyn Rivers explains.
Diesel heating in travel trailers and motorhomes is easy, effective and safe because it hugely reduces the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Collyn Rivers reports. Diesel heating in travel trailers and motor homes is also relatively affordable. Furthermore, it is easy to self-install. Fuel is readily available, safe and readily stored. LP gas versions are also made.
Most fridges are pumps. They move heat from where it is not wanted to where it does not matter. Differences in how well they work are largely due to correct installation. RV fridge basics dictate all work like this.
Air conditioning a travel trailer or motor home is becoming increasingly feasible, even via solar. This article by Collyn Rivers shows how.
There are severe risks of carbon monoxide poisoning if you misuse LP gas in a travel trailer, motorhome, or any type of tent or annexe. Moreover, there is a significant risk of brain damage at low levels of carbon monoxide.