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Old 06-01-2014, 08:55 AM   #1
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Do U keep your TT plugged in at home?

I have been told different things re keeping your rig plugged in and level between trips. As far as being plugged in, it was for two reasons. First to keep the batteries charged and secondly to keep the refrigerator running. It seems a little wasteful to keep the fridge cold for weeks between trips. Another of my "rv expert" neighbors tells me to keep the fridge off but the door propped open. As far as the fridge is concerned, if it is turned off does it matter if it is level. I park in dirt and I could level it if necessary. Thanks .

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Old 06-01-2014, 09:01 AM   #2
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It does not need to be level if fridge is not running on propane. I park mine in my driveway which is angled. I do not keep it plugged in, but once a month i will plug it in to charge the batteries back up. I don't know why you would keep the fridge running full time, i would not recommend that. However, propping the fridge open after a trip is what you should do, if you keep it closed you can grow mold in their when it cools down. My X213 fridge has door lock on it, that you can press to keep the fridge from shutting.

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Old 06-01-2014, 09:18 AM   #3
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My TT is stored in a public storage facility, so I can't leave it plugged in. I remove my batteries between trips and keep them on a battery minder at home, and using the frig's incorporated "prop-latches" I keep the doors opened slightly for ventilation.

Like any frig they need to be level (plus/minus about 3 degrees) for optimum operation (LP or electric power), otherwise the gravity circulation of the fluid through the absorber coils will be compromised.

When in storage I do have my TT tilted a little so that water runs off the rear of my TT.


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Old 06-01-2014, 09:20 AM   #4
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You're putting too much thought into this. What is the down side to plugging it in?? Turn everything off [including the outside mini fridge] and if its plugged in, everything is ready to go if I need my man cave or simply want to do some work on the TT. I have a 30 amp post at the edge of my drive [out back] and its plugged in as soon as we land upon returning home. Wife may take a couple days to clean out the fridge and always wants to do a deep cleaning after a trip.
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I plug ours in when we arrive home until we get everything cleaned out of the fridge and I top off the battery. Then I unplug it and disconnect the battery to keep it fully charged until the next trip. Otherwise the phantom draws (such as the fridge controls, stereo light, indicator leds etc) on the battery will bleed down the battery. It takes less than a minute to reconnect the battery and the pre-trip cool down time for the fridge insures it is fully charged before we pull out.
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Old 06-08-2014, 04:21 PM   #6
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I store in covered parking. Fridge open. Battery disconnected.
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Old 06-08-2014, 04:55 PM   #7
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I put in 30 amp service in my back yard to keep mine plugged in year round. Never had any problems. Love having acces to my outside fridge for a cold beveridge when doing yard work. Also when we have family staying overnight they can opt to sleep in the camper if the need the space. I can really see and disadvantage of keeping it plugged in. I guess the added electricity usage could be a factor for some.
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I store ours unplugged with the battery disconnected.
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Old 06-08-2014, 05:01 PM   #9
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If the fridge is turned off it doesn't matter if its level but since I'm going to run it the day before we leave I make sure its level when we bring it home. I have a fuse at the battery that makes it easy to disconnect the power.
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I installed a 30 amp outlet at home and leave it plugged in for the season but do not leave to fridge on.

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