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 Outfit: Coachman Amara 450 2 + Volvo V50 Location: Sutton Coldfield
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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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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.
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.