Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-07-2014, 01:39 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
Currently Looking...
2005 22' Interstate
N. Hollywood , California
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 56
Dometic Fridge not cool enough

this 2005 Interstate is new to me and I've never owned any type of RV before.
I leveled the van ( well almost level) on the driveway and have been trying to get the fridge cold.
I know the gas is on and the flue is warm. The fridge gets almost cool but not cold.
Is there any maintenance I can do to improve the performance.
Even though I'm original from the I do like my beer cold

mrcolin2u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2014, 01:47 PM   #2
Site Team
Aage's Avatar
1974 31' Sovereign
Ottawa , ON
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11,169
Images: 25
Two points:

Some refers take forever and a day (OK, I'n exaggerating, more like overnight) to properly cool down.

If that's not your issue, investigate adding small computer fans.

Some people get good results putting a couple of them inside the refer, and that just moving around the air makes a good difference.

Others find that installing some on the back to move air over the left to right fins you see, neat the top of the back on most refers.

Google this idea, or here is a look at what I am talking about.

If it's to be, it's up to me.
Aage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2014, 01:58 PM   #3
Rivet Master
tsunami's Avatar
2016 28' Flying Cloud
Brandenburg , Kentucky
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 797
Images: 20
I bought a kit that has a piece of plastic gutter that is the width of the cooling fins with a computer fan that blows air up through the downspout connector and over the cooling fins on the backside (outside) of the frig and we always put a small container of ice (in a Zip-loc baggie) in the bottom of the frig to aid in keeping it cold. Works well for me.
tsunami is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Dometic unit will not cool 31 ft AS AustinAir Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 32 09-06-2013 06:10 PM
Dometic 3762 will not cool fridge compartment on LP Airstream 65 Refrigerators 1 08-07-2013 04:12 PM
Insurance - When is enough enough Pop Rivet Insurance & Claims 6 06-27-2007 07:29 PM
Fridge not getting cold enough Dbartmann Refrigerators 7 06-13-2006 04:36 PM
Dometic fridge not so cool kenajen Refrigerators 15 03-30-2006 05:05 AM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:32 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.