RV Daily Tips Issue 501. October 30, 2014 | RV Travel

How to help keep your RV fridge food fresh

The typical RV refrigerator is smaller than the one in your home and many RVers tend to overstuff it, making it difficult for air to circulate and maintain an evenly distributed temperature. This can also cause some meat and dairy items to smell a bit after just a couple of days.

A way to help the refrigerator cool efficiently is to use a small, battery-powered fridge fan, which will move the air around. But be warned: If your refrigerator is really, really stuffed, the device may be only marginally effective. So try not to pack it like a sardine can.

A small, inexpensive fridge fan from Camco (pictured above right) will operate for 30 days on two D cell batteries and has a charcoal filter to absorb odors as it circulates the air. The Camco Fridge Airator is available at Dyers or at Amazon.com.

A similar fridge fan is the Valterra FridgeCool Fan with On/Off Switch (pictured left). It runs for more than 30 days on two D cell batteries and is available at Amazon.com.

Most RVers seem to like these fans, although some have reported they are not as effective as promised. (We have previously shown this tip.)

To all the RV’ers who say that this little fan does not work need to take food out of their fridge, as I have been using one of these fans pictured above for over 20 yrs and they work great. The issue is as stated above people over stuff their fridge and no fan in the world is going to help out then.

SO you must leave a good amount of room for the air to fully go over all surfaces so the fridge can do its job.


About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

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