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Old 07-17-2016, 02:12 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by spepi View Post
My outside fridge doesnt get cooler than 43 after running for days. I keep my 5er plugged in all the time at home and i have a thermostat with a remote sensor so i can keep an eye on it. I have this on a punch list for warranty issues

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Good thing for me to check before I pull it out!

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Old 07-19-2016, 08:51 AM   #12
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Topdown, I think I can help you with this issue. I just bought a 27dsrl and had a heck of a time figuring this out. Mine was running all the time while sitting empty in the driveway and I didn't want to pay for that on my electric bill........anyway....hopefully yours is the same as mine......if you reach around the back of it, on the lower right hand side as you're facing it,,,,,,you will feel a dial that adjusts temperature, or if you turn it all the way down it will shut your refer off. Hope this helps you out. It's just in a peculiar spot there where it is hard to see or know about. Take care.

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Old 07-19-2016, 12:14 PM   #13
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Have written about this a couple of other times. These mini fridges are the same that are sold for dorm rooms and man caves in wally world etc. The placement of the on/off tstat dial varies by model but most that Jayco seems to be using have the dial in a remote out of the way location where unless you know where it is, it is almost impossible to find. Once you locate it, it is still nearly impossible to adjust and then you are not able to actually see the dial setting and must adjust it by feel. If it was setting on a table in your dorm room, it would be a no brainer. Since RV manufacturers buy a bazillion of them you would think someone would design one where the dial was out front somewhere, but then that would be too easy for us I guess.

I cut out an access panel on the side divider so I could more easily reach in and adjust the dial. Then I found the hidden outlet where it is plugged in and plugged in a power strip with a 4' cord and secured it at the side of the fridge and plugged it in there. Now I can just turn off the power if I want to shut it down and also have an aux shore power outlet for a battery charger etc.
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Old 07-19-2016, 12:23 PM   #14
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This particular fridge has the dial inside the unit, so I can clearly see what the setting is at. I have it at coldest, and the coldest it has gotten is 43 degrees, which has been running for days like this
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Old 07-19-2016, 12:34 PM   #15
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As mentioned, look on the back of possibly the sides for the temp & on/off adjustment dial. Ours is inside the fridge, but it does vary depending on the model.

We experienced what Craig mentioned when arriving at the campground, bottles and cans falling out as we opened the fridge door!!! So we bought a child lock for a home fridge and not only use that, but use the fridge tension bars to keep things in place while traveling. We usually only keep water and pop in our outdoor fridge, and adult beverages in a cooler.... Working great so far!!!
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Old 07-25-2016, 06:52 AM   #16
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Just returned from a 9 day trip. Lots of good tips here. I did find the thermostat on the back side of the unit as BradW mentioned. Crawled in from the other side to get a look at it.
I like the idea of a "child lock" to keep the door closed in transit. Might try that soon.
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:50 PM   #17
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I installed a power strip on my '17 29REKS for the dorm fridge. I pulled the fridge out and had to make two trips to Ace. The fridge plug in is vertical oriented while the power strip is horizontallyl. I lost about 3/4" and couldn't get the fridge back in. I bought an appliance cord (3') that had the vertical plug configuration and connected it to the power strip. So now I have a power strip that has 6 outlets.

If Jayco had their manufacturer put an on/off switch on the fridge or if Jayco had put the fridge on it's own fuse- we wouldn't be having this conversation.

So far happy with my White Hawk.

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