At California RV Specialists, we recognize the unique demands that RV refrigerators face compared to their counterparts in traditional homes appliances. Motorhome, fifth wheel, or travel trailer refrigerators endure a strenuous existence, dealing with regular jostling, periods without consistent cooling, and out-of-level situations. Environmental factors such as high ambient temperatures, dust, dirt, and rust further challenge the operation of absorption-type refrigerators throughout their service life.

Annual Maintenance for Optimal Performance:

Considering the combined stress points and other mechanical considerations, it is crucial to service RV refrigerators annually. Our expert technicians at California RV Specialists are well-equipped to handle the specific maintenance requirements of RV refrigerators, ensuring they operate at peak performance throughout your travels.

Key Maintenance Considerations:

  1. Regular Jostling: RVs experience constant movement on the road, and this can impact the components of your refrigerator. Our maintenance checks address any issues arising from this regular jostling.
  2. Inconsistent Cooling: RV refrigerators may face periods without consistent cooling due to power fluctuations or interruptions. We ensure that your refrigerator is equipped to handle such situations effectively.
  3. Out-of-Level Situations: RVs are often parked on uneven surfaces, leading to out-of-level situations that can affect refrigerator performance. Our maintenance services include checks to address these conditions.
  4. Environmental Challenges: High ambient temperatures, dust, dirt, and rust are environmental factors that can challenge absorption-type refrigerators. Our maintenance regimen addresses these challenges to enhance the longevity of your refrigerator.

Why Choose California RV Specialists for RV Refrigerator Maintenance?

  • Expertise: Our technicians specialize in the unique needs of RV refrigerators, ensuring thorough and accurate maintenance.
  • Preventive Approach: Annual maintenance is a preventive measure to catch potential issues early, avoiding major problems down the road.
  • Customer Education: We believe in keeping you informed about the specific needs of your RV refrigerator, empowering you to make informed decisions about its care.

For all your RV refrigerator maintenance needs, trust California RV Specialists to keep your cooling system in optimal condition. Contact us today to schedule your annual service and ensure a worry-free RVing experience.

Before contacting us for replacement refrigerator parts or a quote for a complete refrigerator replacement, please gather the following information:

  • RV make and model
  • Refrigerator model number
  • Any specific parts or features you are looking for

Having this information on hand will enable us to provide you with accurate and efficient serv

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Join me as I go into a more in depth description of what is completed during a refrigerator service and why it’s so important!
Maintenance Reminder



  • Check over all operation of refrigerator in all moods. 
  • Inspect exterior venting on sidewall and roof.
  • Clean pilot, ignitor, and burner tube assembly.
  • Clean nests, bugs, webs, and debris from exterior sidewall vent service door.
  • Perform leak test of LP gas supply line.
Refrigerator Service

An RV refrigerator works by absorption and a chemical reaction between ammonia, water, and hydrogen. The ammonia is heated then goes through an evaporation and condensation process which causes the cooling effect of the fridge. The ammonia is heated either by a propane flame or electric element.

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