We have a fully electric coach (8 house batteries 2 chassis, solar panel on the roof). When I dropped off my Motorhome for service recently, I turned off the inverter which turns off the fridge (side by side Jenn-Air) I didn't want the generator to come on automatically. From 8AM to 3PM the freezer went from 0 to 32 degrees and the fridge went from 38 to 48 degrees.
I keep the freezer fairly empty. I fill the empty spots with zip-lock bags of ice to help maintain temp for when I drop it off for service and so far has worked well.
Thanks for the info. I'm actually quite surprised it went up so much in such a short period of time. Was it very hot outside?
Michelb, I always heard that if you don't open a fridge it will maintain temp, but they really don't. My home fridge was off for two days recently (large sub zero side by side). I was out of town and the temp was normal inside the fridge when I got home. Except, I had an ice block in the ice maker!
I threw everything away in the freezer, which was not really that much. And, I cleaned out the fridge too of all the items that would be temp sensitive. Fridge's need electricity to stay cool, they lose it pretty quick.
PS. The temperature outside during the motorhome service was in the mid 50's.
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