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Message posted by black-major14/7/2013 at 9:09pm
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due to the hot weather is common for the freezers not to preform well , this is the issue we had this weekend , while on the hookup the freezer did'nt ice up , so i change it to run on gas and the next morning i notice small patches of ice starting to form , is this due to the air temp and gas is better to use than eletric in hotter weather

Message posted by tango5514/7/2013 at 9:19pm
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We have always found that the fridge and freezer box always seem to get colder when operating on gas but I think this is the norm anyway. Make sure that you haven't got any vent covers on the outside vents as this could cause problems with cooling? 

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Message posted by michael14/7/2013 at 10:18pm
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yes the hot weather will make a difference.

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Message posted by lunarvenus15/7/2013 at 7:15am
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I found that ours kept things frozen OK but as for freezing things it took a while, I also hard to turn it up to 5 to keep the milk cold.

Message posted by madasaman15/7/2013 at 8:04am
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Yes the temp makes a difference to performance, make sure vent covers are off to increase cooling. Ours is working OK now we have removed covers and and turned it up.

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Message posted by michael15/7/2013 at 11:22am
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the more food you have in the fridge the higher it needs to go.if ours is very full i have it on 7.

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Message posted by tango5515/7/2013 at 12:06pm
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Regarding the external fridge vent covers they should only be fitted in temperatures at 8 degrees celcius or lower to avoid over cooling of the fridge. This information was given in one of my caravanning books but it's useful information to know.

Message posted by kitchensinkcampers15/7/2013 at 8:31pm
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We often have issues with a 'cool not cold' fridge on hot days. We remove our external fridge vents and have a cheap cooling fan directly over the vent areas. Apparently it's to do with that fridges need to draw in cooler air- to cool the fridge. Am sure it can be described better- but our fan works.
We have also bought a kit with small fans that we can attach to the vent area to keep cool air circulating. It seems a faff to connect up but we shall give this a go this year. If you are quite 'techy' we are sure that a similar rig up can be done with computer fans.


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