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Old 07-16-2016, 01:14 PM   #1
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Outside fridge

Still exploring my new Whitehawk 27rlds. There is an outside fridge in the front storage compartment. Seems like this is always on when shore power is connected. Is there a way to turn this off? I don't really need it where I am going this week.

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Old 07-16-2016, 01:15 PM   #2
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Unplugged mine, but it's in a 28BH

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Old 07-16-2016, 01:57 PM   #3
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I have a different model, but I have an electric outdoor fridge in my 29QBS. There is a thermostat switch in the fridge that allows me to turn it off.
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If you can reach behind the refrigerator and access the thermostat dial you can turn it off there as well.

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Old 07-16-2016, 04:09 PM   #5
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Question: The outside refrigerator is electric and always runs when you are plugged into shore power, but, you don't need it where you are going this week. If you are plugged into shore power and you are not using it, does it still really matter that it is running?

Like Jbrusie, I have unplugged mine before, but plugged it back in, and now I use it for that life necessity no one should live without... Beer!. Since DW and I boondock and dry camp almost 100% of the time, I cycle ice packs from the inside freezer out into the outdoor fridge to keep it cold. Works pretty well so far. When the TT is at home it is plugged in so the outdoor refer runs and stays cold. This way I always have a cold beer somewhere...
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Old 07-16-2016, 04:47 PM   #6
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I used to load my outdoor AC-only fridge at home prior to transit. Never again. The cans inside it rattled and rolled around inside so much that the blue paint on the cans wore off. Plus, it had a tendency to open while in transit, so when I opened the rear kitchen hatch door, an 18 pack of loose cans rolled onto the ground.

I now shut it off when stored, and only run it when at a campsite.

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my 23rb does not have a thermostat inside the refer. We have to open an access panel in the bathroom to access the plug in and the external thermostat control.
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I am seriously considering yanking it out and putting in one of those roto-molded coolers that keep ice for a bazillion days.
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Old 07-16-2016, 07:06 PM   #9
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Mine has an outlet hidden behind it, that it was plugged into, and another outlet alongside of it. It was a PIA, but I got the fridge out (by removing the strip and the trim that kept it in place), and now I plug it in, or unplug it as I need it, from the outlet that I can easily access.

There is no on/off on the fridge in my unit, just the plug.
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Old 07-17-2016, 10:22 AM   #10
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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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