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Old 02-22-2015, 08:09 PM   #21
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I grew up there in the Carson City, and Dayton area. My father still lives in Dayton. He keeps a solar panel connected to his trailer during storage to keep the batteries topped off. He and I both keep a few newspapers rolled up in the refer and freezer but keep the doors closed. The newspapers keep the mildew and smell down and keeping the doors closed keeps any mice who might find their way in during the winter out.
I used to keep my trailer plugged in at home all the time since I did not have a solar panel. Now that I live in Alaska; once its winterized, I remove the batteries and store them inside the garage on a shelf (we have heated garages).
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:11 PM   #22
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We have it in a cover storage area, plugged in to keep batteries up. fFrig. door open via the prop open latch. Will begin frig cool down a day before trip.
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:44 PM   #23
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Sounds like a good poll...

Plugged in but only run the fridge during camping season. The spot where we park it is across the yard from the fridge so I don't bother going back and forth with condiments that would otherwise keep.

RV sales guy recommended cycling the power to the batter (1 week off, 2 weeks on) to keep it charging. I don't do that because I likely won't remember to plug it in again.
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:38 PM   #24
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Ours is kept plugged in at home with fridge off and doors kept open with the little latches. It sits like taht all summer since we usually only use the trailer for 5 months over the winter.
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:57 PM   #25
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We have ours parked beside our house and leave it plugged in. I always prop the fridge open to guard against mold. I like to have it plugged in for company and to just hang out in it sometimes. Plus our little dogs love it too!
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Old 04-10-2016, 07:52 PM   #26
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We leave ours plugged in; fridge is closed, but never thought about a mold problem, so will keep an eye on that. Now and then we go out and have "wine and cheese thirty" in the trailer, but mostly keep the slide out in, so as we can get the other cars by it on the driveway.
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Old 04-11-2016, 06:44 AM   #27
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I keep ours plugged in. I keep the fridge off with the doors open until a few days before our next trip, when I start it up.

I also keep the AC set at 85 or so just to keep it dehumidifier. Summers here can turn the inside of a sealed RV into something like a pool.
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Old 04-11-2016, 04:51 PM   #28
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We are one of the lucky ones that can park the TT next to the house. No need to plug it in as the SOLAR takes care of the TT's electrical needs.... just check the battery water level now and then.
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