The general public believes that an RV refrigerator must be hot, dirty and inefficient. Public perception is that an RV refrigerator needs constant attention from a service professional. The truth is that most RV refrigerators work very efficiently when they are clean and maintained. However, when you are constantly attentive, perform maintenance on your RV refrigerator and it will remain consistently good.

Upon purchase, an RV owner conducts a limited analysis of the refrigerator they have chosen to purchase. The list of things needed on the refrigerator varies for each RV owner. The refrigerator needs to be able to keep the foodstuff and beverages cool. The user pays a price for this, but the price sparely represents the sufficiency of the RV owner. The manufacturer's warranty is generally for the lifetime of the refrigerator in question. Should the refrigerator be destroyed beyond repair, then the manufacturer will replace it free of charge.

However, keep in mind that if you have purchased a used RV refrigerator, then generally the radiating equipment (the image) and the cooling system (the engine) is not considered to be in pristine condition. Therefore, if you do not like the look of your RV refrigerator in it's unopened packaging, then you will need to have it mailed to a local RV dealer to have them inspect it. After all, when you purchase a used RV refrigerator, it is to be expected that the problems of the refrigerator will be present.

Do not forget that the RV refrigerators are to be used and maintained by all members of the family. Should you fail to maintain your RV refrigerator appropriately, it will not operate properly and your money will not be refunded.

Before every traveling season, it is a good idea to do a quick check on your RV refrigerator to ensure that it is not overstored. The reason for this is that excess heat from the RV will cause the cooled contents of the refrigerator to become less than desirable.

If you fail to maintain your RV refrigerator the moisture in your RV cooler will attract mold and mildew.

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Keep your RV refrigerator clean

Keep your RV fridge clean by cleaning it before it goes on the road

Always clean your RV refrigerator before storage

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Fuel Your RV Before You Leave

If your RV is equipped with a RV refrigerator, make sure that it is full and operate it at least two hours before you leave on your trip. Allow adequate time to heat the water and have a full cooler to store your drinking water in case your RV breaks down and you are stranded.

Do you have a portable generator?

If so, hook it up to the sewer without any load. Note that some Parks like to see the sparks fly off thepowered RV refrigerator. If you are looking for propane to fill the horizontal space of the fridge, check to see that the tanks are full. If you see spoons of water it is time to panic. The refueling process may take up to ten minutes depending on the make and model of the RV.

Get your Sleeping Bag andilet ready

Make yourself a checklist of what you will need for your camping trip. Check items off as you pack them. At the top of the list is your sleeping bag. Is it warm enough? Make sure your sleeping bag is bunched up tightly to keep out the cold.

Are you sure you have all the toiletries you will need?

Take a good look at your RV. Is there a collapsible shower? A smallered dumpster? How about a crib? Morning light toys,Extra blankets, Headlamps, a small collection of crank,zes, and other items to use and play with while in the RV

Get inside your fridge and prizes inside

Pre-cooking and freezing meats, tofu, eggs, milk, condiments will save a lot of time and prove to you that you don't have to eat butterwiches for dinner. Cool boxes make wonderful picnic baskets.

Following these simple steps will help you spend more time with your family and less time setting up your campsite.