When you’re on the road, rv refrigeration is essential to keep your food and drinks cold. In addition, you’ll want to make sure your fridge works efficiently and is easy to keep clean. Using the tips in this article will help you do just that!
First of all, it’s important to understand the physics behind RV refrigerators. A residential refrigerator is designed to be used in a home and the jostling and shaking that happens when you’re driving your RV down the road can take its toll on the refrigerator, shortening its life. An RV refrigerator, on the other hand, has been designed specifically for use in an RV and it’s more durable to the jolting of travel and road conditions.
RV refrigerators are also more expensive than a residential refrigerator, but they’re quieter and don’t use as much energy to run. They don’t need a defrost cycle like residential refrigerators either. And, many are multi-purpose so that you can use them with propane or electricity.
The most popular RV refrigerators are absorption models that can be powered by propane or 120-volt electricity. You can even find 2-way and 3-way refrigerators that will automatically switch between sources depending on what’s available. Unlike compressor refrigerators, absorption fridges take longer to cool down and must work harder to stay cold in hot weather or at higher altitudes. It can also be difficult to keep them clean and smelling fresh. To help with this, shop more frequently for fresh foods and consider a small refrigerator fan that helps circulate cooler air and keeps temperatures stable. A fan typically costs less than $20 and runs on two “D” size batteries.