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Old 11-15-2015, 11:01 AM   #1
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Refigerator question (when winterizing)

Fridge and freezer all defrosted and cleaned out! Do I leave the doors fully open or partially closed using the little things that prop the door open a bit?
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Old 11-15-2015, 11:24 AM   #2
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My bet is your fridge/freezer compartments both have the little push-lever by the handle to keep them open. Once in the storage yard, we use them, the hard part is remembering to re-latch them prior to transit (don't want those doors swinging around). That said, we don't have to winterize so can't give you advice there.
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Where we live in Northwest Montana, the air is fairly dry. We have left the doors closed without problem. I recommend leaving the doors ajar just to eliminate the possibility of mold forming inside.

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I leave mine wide open when we aren't using the RV to prevent any mold from forming. I am in NY state and with temperature swings and condensation I feel better with doors open. Also, when I do move the motorhome it is easier to remember to close the doors when I can see they are wide open.
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We leave the doors open and 4 boxes of baking soda to obsorb moisture. Also, once the freezer is defrosted, I use towels to soak up the water that has accumulated in the bottom of the freezer. One of those out of site things that you don't want to leave.
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We leave the doors open and 4 boxes of baking soda to obsorb moisture. Also, once the freezer is defrosted, I use towels to soak up the water that has accumulated in the bottom of the freezer. One of those out of site things that you don't want to leave.
Yep, I stood on a stool to get all of that! I also put baking soda in and opened one of those moisture absorbing things and put it on the counter in the TT. I guess my question was whether or not to leave it wide open or just propped a bit. I wasn't sure if propping it with those door latches would be enough.
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I leave ours open all winter long as well
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I leave mine ajar after every trip using the little props that extend out. Otherwise, mold and mildew can get a foothold. Then when I get ready to go camping next, I close the doors and start the fridge the night before. The fridge is nice and cold by the time I load it and the doors are latched.
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