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Old 11-16-2015, 12:22 PM   #11
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We just "prop" our open with a couple of cloths. Don't ever pull the FW with the fridge empty so no problem with forgetting to close the doors when we travel. I would also suggest you leaves the doors open a little bit, just so you don't have to worry about mold, etc.

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Old 11-16-2015, 01:11 PM   #12
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Leave them ajar.

Just resting against the spring-loaded latch.

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Old 11-16-2015, 03:26 PM   #13
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DebKen, as you can see, the main focus on the fridge while you are not using your Jay Flight is to make sure open air has access to the interior. Whether it's wide open or partially open is a matter of personal choice. You're covering you bases very well.
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Old 11-16-2015, 03:54 PM   #14
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I'm in the "leave 'em wide open" camp. If I do close them for whatever reason, I don't depend on the little latches (I've had them fail more than once, I must be doing it wrong), I use a dish towel draped down from the freezer into the fridge.

I use a box of baking soda anyway, and don't forget to mop out the puddle in the bottom of the freezer (or any other little messes that might have happened during use).

Our fridge is clean, dry and ready to go all the time. When I go pick it up from storage, I do a quick check around the inside to make sure everything is still secured, close the bathroom door, close the fridge doors, and I'm ready to tow. It goes on shore power as soon as it gets home to start cooling the fridge down to accept groceries.

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Old 11-17-2015, 11:43 AM   #15
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OK, I'll take the other side...

We're also in NY with wide swings of temp and humidity. For the first 27 years owning an RV we only had an ice box. Now we have a full fridge / freezer. We camp weekends. Before we go home we mop out the inside, ensure its dry and then close the door. We have never left it open and have never seen mold.

Maybe I should leave it open from now on...
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Old 11-17-2015, 12:01 PM   #16
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Whenever the frig is off and not in use, we use the little latches that keep the door ajar, we travel about 100 miles twice a year with them propped open like that and all winter long, never have had any issues.

If it is closed up you could have mold build up if there is moisture or any food residue left.

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