The refrigerator is one of the most important appliances in any RV, travel trailer, camper or 5th wheel. It needs to function perfectly in order to keep food cold and fresh. There are many rv refrigerators on the market but it can be difficult to decide which is right for your particular lifestyle. There are pros and cons to every type of fridge but what matters most is how you plan on using it while traveling and camping.
An absorption refrigerator uses a simple chemical process to keep the food in the fridge cold. It starts with a liquid water ammonia solution that is heated in a boiler to vaporize. The vapor then passes through coils inside the fridge and cools everything down, starting in the freezer. The vapor then moves back into the absorber where it is heated again, and the cycle repeats.
RVers who use this type of fridge should be sure that it is defrosted regularly and that there are no leaks. They should also make sure that the fridge is on a level surface to prevent the cooling process from becoming uneven. If you notice that your refrigerator is not cooling properly, there may be a problem with the boiler or an absorber. If this is the case, the fridge will need to be serviced.