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Posted: 08/08/19 04:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ours freezes it so hard you can't dish it up...….just adjust the temp control to make it right...…….no problems now/


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No problem here keeping Ice Cream. Suggestion is to freeze a couple of small butter tubs of water and place those in the freezer after 24 hour cool down on the fridge. I know it takes up space but it will help take down the temp a few more degrees. We keep sugar free popsicles and a half gallon of Blue Bell in ours when we go camping. 105 degree weather like now.


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Gearitis wrote:

No problem here keeping Ice Cream. Suggestion is to freeze a couple of small butter tubs of water and place those in the freezer after 24 hour cool down on the fridge. I know it takes up space but it will help take down the temp a few more degrees. We keep sugar free popsicles and a half gallon of Blue Bell in ours when we go camping. 105 degree weather like now.


One month the host site I was on was in direct sun, and the outside temps stayed over 100. I realized how much cold air fell out when I opened the door. I started to store the MT containers in the fridge. Put leftovers in a container, and switch it for one like it that was full of air. Use the last of milk? Put the jug back in until get back from store. Looked like the temp would drop back to normal quicker after door was closed. After a while, spent less time with the door open, because I knew where it would fit.

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Posted: 08/08/19 06:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your fridge is in a slide. I’d bet there are some improvements to the installation clearances, baffling, insulation, and airflow assist (fan) on the backside that could be made. Manufacturers just don’t take the time and effort necessary to maximize the performance of absorption fridges.

Is there any difference in performance when the fridge is running in AC mode vs LP mode?

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Super_Dave wrote:

Why won’t RV freezers keep ice cream frozen? Meat freezes, ice freezes but ice cream is always mush.


Do you have fruit in it? Many times. Home made ice cream with bannas, strawberries, or pineapples, will not freeze solid


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Ours does in our 15 year old motor home. Most of the time is is quite solid but less so if we crowd the frig. It has a cold setting from 1 to 5 and we adjust from 3 to 4. I think having our burner replaced helped even more. I don't have an answer but I think something is wrong if it doesn't keep ice cream edible?


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Gearitis wrote:

No problem here keeping Ice Cream. Suggestion is to freeze a couple of small butter tubs of water and place those in the freezer after 24 hour cool down on the fridge. I know it takes up space but it will help take down the temp a few more degrees. We keep sugar free popsicles and a half gallon of Blue Bell in ours when we go camping. 105 degree weather like now.


Better yet, get some freezer gel packs and put them in the deep freeze at home (assuming you have one). A deep freeze gets well below zero and the gel packs will hold that temp for a long time, especially when in the freezer. Will also help to stabilize the temp when the door's open.

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Jayco-noslide wrote:

Ours does in our 15 year old motor home. Most of the time is is quite solid but less so if we crowd the frig. It has a cold setting from 1 to 5 and we adjust from 3 to 4. I think having our burner replaced helped even more. I don't have an answer but I think something is wrong if it doesn't keep ice cream edible?


I've used one of those little 2" battery fans in my fridge for years. I do think it helps keep the air stirred up enough so that I'm able to drop the setting down one and I rarely have anything freeze.

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I have owned three absorbtion refrigerators. None of them would keep ice cream well in hot weather.

I have spent a lot of time in AZ and TX. I gave up on buying ice-cream any time it was over 80-90F outside.

My solution was to replace them with 10.8cu.ft. residential refrigerators. No problem keeping ice-cream solid and ice "dry" if you know what I mean.

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We love the space of the 10.8 fridges. They seem enormous inside compared to the absorption fridges they replaced.


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I am always on the lookout for huckleberry ice cream when traveling up North.

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