Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Refrigerator Woes

The previous storm apparently blew enough wind and rain through the vent into the back of the fridge, even with the awning covering it.

I woke about 3:30 am to a persistent beep beep sound and had to get up and take a look.  This early morning waking seems to becoming a habit.

Nothing was working, so I dug out the manual and it showed this was something that needed professional assistance.

I started a barrage of calls and there seemed to be nobody that could come out to take a look at it before sometime the first week of August. Yikes.  The service calls seemed to be about $110 just to take a peek at the problem.

Then I started to consider replacing the fridge since it's never done a good job anyway.  Double yikes.  The fridges in RV's run about $3000 to $50o0.  Not good.

Maybe we could just replace it with a residential model for a lot less money.  But the RV fridges are odd sizes and none of the residential ones appeared to be a good fit.

Finally, during one of my calls to yet another service person who wasn't able to come out I got the name for Vern's Service & Supply.

Eventually I was able to make phone contact with him and he said he didn't do any calls to RV's unless they were in Ham Lake Campground.  Well...finally things are looking up.

He wasn't able to come up for at least a day or two, so Left Brain took the initiative and picked up a small fridge to plug in outside.  Say hello to my little friend....

This will come in handy for beverages and additional storage while we are parked here.

Vern, who's real name was Ben, came out on Friday and took care of things quickly and charged us $20.  What?  Left Brain handed him a $50 bill and I added a couple of freshly baked blueberry muffins.

So,. now we have two fridges.

Long Live the Queen of Chill


  1. I love when a service man not only fixes the problem but charges you accordingly. You found a gem but it's too bad Ben can't always be wherever you are traveling.

  2. Wow, you were so lucky to find such a wonderful repair man. He's a treasure. With a little luck, maybe all your future repairs could wait till you are back at Ham Lake. Have a super evening. Hugs, Edna B.