Dave Solberg

RV Refrigerator Temperature: Testing the Thermistor

Dave Solberg
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Efficiency is essential when you’re out on the road in an RV. From gas to water, every drop of energy is vital when you’re trying to keep costs low and get the most bang for your buck. This is especially true for the appliances you utilize when you’re traveling the country. And one such appliance that benefits highly from running at its most efficient is the refrigerator.

To get the best from your RV refrigerator, it’s essential that you run regularly scheduled tests to guarantee that the components of your fridge are running properly, and especially that your thermistor is reading correctly. In this video you’ll discover how to get a good read on your fridge’s thermistor to assess optimal RV refrigerator temperature and make sure your fridge is running efficiently.

Testing RV Refrigerator Temperature

The thermistor is the sensor that gauges RV refrigerator temperature and lets you know if your fridge is running at its peak efficiency. When its reading falls in the right range for your specific fridge model, you know you’re golden. To test your thermistor, all you’ll need is a glass of ice water and your owner’s manual to discover the ideal range for your model’s RV refrigerator temperature.

Dave Solberg walks you through the step-by-step process for testing your RV’s thermistor for proper functioning. He explains why your goal for RV refrigerator temperature should be roughly between 26 and 29 degrees, and what happens when your fridge stops running at its ultimate level of efficiency.

You’ll see why it’s important that the thermistor is set at 32 degrees and find out what you should do if your RV refrigerator temperature doesn’t fall in the proper range. It could just be an issue of tuning, or you might need to replace a component or have the unit checked by a professional. You’ll never know if you’re getting the most mileage for your money until you hook up your thermistor and give it a quick test.

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