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Old 01-06-2019, 06:48 AM   #1
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Refrigerator off in winter storage

We leave our frig and freezer door open during storage to control any possible mould and moisture. Comments....
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:19 AM   #2
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that is what i do also
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:38 AM   #3
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I run ours 24/7/365. I have with every RV we've owned. No specific reason why, just always used it as an additional food/beverage storage unit while it is plugged in to the house.
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:53 AM   #4
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We also leave ours off and use the door clips (part of the handle on our Norcold) to keep open. While we store inside with semi-climate controlled, we keep the TT plugged in.
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:56 AM   #5
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We leave our frig and freezer door open during storage to control any possible mould and moisture. Comments....
We do also except that before I put it away, I wipe it down inside with Clorox mixed in water.
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:05 AM   #6
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Damp/mould are big issues in our hot, damp local climate, so, after every trip, the fridge gets cleaned inside (those Clorox wipes are really useful for this), and then the door latched open (Our Norcold fridge has a latch that will let you keep the door open by an inch or so)

Repeat as necessary ...
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:35 AM   #7
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We have a kitchen island in our Pinnacle FW that prevents us from opening the doors on the fridge when in storage. I got some advice from someone to put a dish towel folded a couple of times at the top so the door will not close all the way. It doesn't need to be wide open. It only needs to allow air to circulate while in storage. I do this during winter storage and between camping trips. We have never had any mold issues.

I like the idea of wiping it down with clorox and water before winter storage. I'm adding that to my list of things to do before the long winter nap.
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:21 PM   #8
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I leave ours wide open. Even though the Norcold has those little tabs that keep the doors open slightly, I've had mine close despite the tabs. So really I keep them open like that so I know they're actually open.
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:26 PM   #9
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I used the tabs to keep them cracked open. Fridge gets a wipe down with disinfectant cleaner after each use. I also put down an orange Sham-Wow type absorbent cloth in the bottom of the freezer after shutting it down. This soaks up the water from the ice melting and prevents it from running places.
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:53 PM   #10
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we have a norcold in our 2019 and I don't see any tabs you speak of to keep trig. door open...just leave it open
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