How To Take Care Of Your Caravan Fridge

Traveling with a caravan maintenance in Gold coast and just noticed in the mid of your journey that your fridge is not working properly or it stopped working due to some leakage from the sink. It is really not less than a nightmare because vacations without chilled drinks and tea in the morning are nothing. Sometimes it happens even if the fridge is working at home but during the journey or at the destination it ditched you. There can be a lot of reasons behind it may be low voltage, exposure to the sun for a long period of time or just get some short circuit due to some water leakage. It is very tiresome to find your refrigerator is not working and your meal is getting rotten with an awkward smell in the van. 

There are two types of the fridge are used for camping or on an RV. First one is a 3-Way Absorption fridge which can use 3 types of fuel such as 12volts, 24 volts, and gas. It is very efficient and easy to maintain. Second is 2-Way Compressor Fridge, it is like the fridge we had at homes and its compressor run on 12 volts or even on 24 volts as well. It has the ability to get cooler quickly which runs consistently and efficiently than the 3-way absorption fridge. 

These RV fridges are relatively simple and can have three main issues which can affect its working such as the cooling solution is not circulating properly or leaked due to some breakage and heating unit can be damaged. To ensure working or to find a fault in your fridge connection, you must check the following areas to find the reason: 

  • Check the ventilation unit 
  • Ensure the gas connection is perfectly fine 
  • Leakage of ammonia 
  • Loose screws can also damage the fridge or can cut the gas connection 
  • Overheating due to any reason 

Your caravan fridge is not the same as we have back at home, that’s why it needs some knowledge to find the fault and to make it fix. Along with the routine checkups, the caravan needs a thorough inspection annually to do all the repairments and maintenance required of the appliances. 

Mostly the issues arise due to the less use of it that is why the cooling liquid start to becoming a sediment and not function properly when we try to use it again. People who use them on regular basis, usually not face this type of issues. So before taking a decision to replace or repair the fridge, you need to consider the age of your fridge, if its life is 10years of usage which has been passed then replacement is a better decision than investing in repairments and found a new problem when driving down the road. For more information, please log on to https://www.towfix.com.au/caravan-storage

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