There are a lot of benefits to owning a RV refrigerator, but they aren’t a necessity for every RVer. Like any purchase, there are advantages and disadvantages to each model. While a cool box with ice blocks is an affordable and readily available option, it doesn’t keep foods cold as well as an RV refrigerator and requires regular ice replenishment. Portable 12v electric coolers are another option, but they tend to be more expensive.
There are also a number of things that you can do to keep the inside temperature of an RV refrigerator consistent. First, make sure that you regularly check the temperature of the unit. If it isn’t at the ideal level, the food will start to spoil. Then, check that the ice isn’t piled too high. You can also clean the back of the RV fridge. Alternatively, you can add fans to the back vent.
When deciding which RV refrigerator you need, you’ll need to determine what you’ll be using it for. There are compressor-driven refrigerators, absorption-style refrigerators, and even refrigerators that use propane or LP gas. There are also three-way refrigerators, which run on AC power, LP gas, or house batteries.