When it comes to RV refrigerators and freezers, I am always paranoid about losing power supply to my perishable foods. Especially when you need to switch between power sources while travelling and then stopping for the night, when you are sometimes tired and might forget.
I am also somewhat paranoid about food safety, and the ideas that my fridge might has too little the temperature for too long scares me. Because the last thing I want to do when I’m boondocking in my RV is get food poisoning, because that does not seem like a pleasant experience when you only have your tiny RV bathroom.
Because I have both a refrigerator and freezer, it is important that I know the temperatures for both, so that I know the fridge is staying within the fridge temperature guidelines, while the freezer is indeed keeping everything frozen as it should.
There are several types of fridge thermometers, the most common one is the one sits on a fridge or freezer shelf, but you need to open the fridge or freezer door in order to see what the temperature is, which is pretty counterproductive when you might be boon dock in and want to conserve your battery power.
Personally I prefer the wireless thermometers that have an outside reader for both the fridge and freezer, so that I can see without having to open a door what the temperature is. And the higher end models also have an alarm feature, which means that I can set it to alert me if the temperatures get too high in either the fridge or the freezer to maintain food safely.
Here’s the model I ultimately decided to go with, because it has both the alarm feature, works individually for both a freezer and a fridge, and has the external monitor that I can either attach to the outside of the fridge, or attach it where the rest of my RV monitors are…. although I haven’t decided which placement I prefer in my RV.
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So when you are considering a monitor for your RV refrigerator and freezer, here is what to look for:
- Do you need a separate temperature gauge for both the fridge and freezer?
- Do you want an alarm feature to alert you when the temperature is outside of your specified temperature range for each?
- Do you want to have to open the door or not to see what the temperature is inside?
If you are fine with an inexpensive one without batteries that requires you to open the door to check, this is the most popular one. However, if you are purchasing one for a freezer and one for the fridge, you are over halfway to the price of the wireless one with an alarm.
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