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Old 08-27-2014, 07:16 PM   #1
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Cooling the fridge

Can I pre-cool the fridge from the house?....
Can I plug in from a regular house outlet with an extension cord with an adapter into the 30 amp power cord to only cool the fridge. Nothing else in the camper will be on? Thanks!
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:18 PM   #2
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sure can....mine is on all the time with an extension cord
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:19 PM   #3
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you can run everything except the A/C
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:26 PM   #4
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Yep, I do it all the time.
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I always pull our TT around front at least 24 hours before we head out. Put my coordinates adaptor on and hook up the extension cord and start cooling. Our trips are usually no more than an hour or so away so everything is still cold when we arrive
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My fridge is pretty much on all summer. Parked in driveway turned on lowest setting between trips. Makes for a good beer fridge! Same with the outside one.
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My fridge is pretty much on all summer. Parked in driveway turned on lowest setting between trips. Makes for a good beer fridge! Same with the outside one.
Just askin', but....

Isn't that a lot of "wear and tear" on it by leaving it on all the time??

We don't have access to power since we keep our trailer at a storage unit a few miles from where we live. So I'll go the night before we leave and turn the fridge on propane.

It's nice and cold the next day!
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Just askin', but....

Isn't that a lot of "wear and tear" on it by leaving it on all the time??

We don't have access to power since we keep our trailer at a storage unit a few miles from where we live. So I'll go the night before we leave and turn the fridge on propane.

It's nice and cold the next day!

you likely will get more failure actually from it sitting then using it occasionally than fulltime IMO....
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There's nothing from Norcold that says you can't do this. Never had an issue with our last trailer for 5 years either.

I will have to defrost the freezer soon tho. It's getting smaller and smaller...
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