7:30am - Yesterday, the temperature of Scampy's Dometic fridge climbed to 52℉ during the afternoon. It got up to around 90℉ here at Lone Wolf.
A lot of my attention has been directed toward the Dometic recently. This morning, I decided not to be concerned so much about the fridge anymore. There are foods that can be stored without refrigeration. Eggs and bread, for example. Also, buying foods that I will eat that day eliminates my need for a cool fridge.
When the Dometic is cooling OK, I'll store perishables in it. When the Dometic is cooling poorly [because of high outside temperature], I won't store perishables.
10:30am - New fridge vent cover
Yesterday we Blogged to you about our fabricated new fridge vent cover. Before this vent cover was painted, it was put in place and 'drive-tested' to learn how it would perform.
We were all very surprised to find that the tiny fridge burner flame stayed lit when we drove Scampy around. The fridge burner flame never did that before! It always went out.
The conclusion was, that this new vent cover prevented outside air from moving thru the Dometic's lower area. At this point, we do not know if the new vent cover will cause the Dometic a problem. It could be that the Dometic's temperature could go up with this cover in place.
New fabricated fridge vent cover with access port