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Old 03-12-2014, 08:22 PM   #1
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refrigerator questions

I remember reading somewhere on the forum about letting the refrigerator run for the season. Seeking opinons.
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:30 PM   #2
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not sure why you would want to pay for it to run it when you do not need to unless your power is free and you use it often.
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:12 PM   #3
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In last TT, only turned it on, then off, when we used the TT. 7 years, never had a problem. Just remember to prop the doors open when in storage so it doesn't mildew
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If fridge doesn't have built in "props" you can purchase plastic thingies that clip in the handles
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:29 AM   #5
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I am on/off unless the trips are less than 2 weeks apart because it's a wash and less cleanup involved. You definitely want to pre-chill at least 24-36 hrs prior to departure to get the best performance. My previous units would be food ready within 12 hrs.

I would unload when we got home and then turn it off and allow for defrost with the doors wide open then go in and wipe down with Fantastic and prop open to prevent mildew.

Also make sure your unit is switching to gas properly before departure. I once had an airlock situation that I did not discover until I got to the CG. Thank goodness the CG was only 2 hrs away. Now I make a practice of checking that my gas light goes green before we pull out after disconnecting the shore power.
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:06 AM   #6
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I leave mine on from April to Sept. No problems. Just need to make sure the trailer is level.
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:05 AM   #7
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When not in use (rarely) I turn mine off gives me a chance to clean and defrost it.
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Mine is on as soon as I pull it out of storage in April or early May and shut it off after Columbus weekend in October. Our parking spot is quite level.
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:48 PM   #9
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Parked the camper at the seasonal spot last year in April and shut the fridge off in October so yes we left it on all summer
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Mine is on April to October
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