refrigerator

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by fordman01, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. fordman01

    fordman01 New Member

    I'm still new at this RVing,what do most of u do with the refrig. when the RV in not in use,open the doors or keep it running all the time?
     
  2. akjimny

    akjimny Senior Member

    Re: refrigerator

    Denny - When I'm not going to be using the motorhome for a couple of weeks, I turn it off and wipe down the insides with a paper towel to dry things off. My fridge came with two little plastic clips the keep the fridge and freezer doors open about 1/2 inch. This allows air to circulate and keeps things fresh and un-moldy.

    If we are going to be rolling out every weekend like we have been, I keep the motorhome plugged in and the fridge working on electricity. That way I don't have to unload everything and pack it all in the home fridge.

    So I guess the answer is "Yes, both." :) :) :laugh: :laugh:
     
  3. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    Re: refrigerator

    About like Jim if its in use or used frequently it stays cold---ON--, If it will be stored its wiped down with cleaner and baking powder box's set inside with doors open/cracked.

    LEN
     
  4. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: refrigerator

    My Refer is on from Dewinterizing to Winterizing. I belive that Refers that are left on all the time give less problems in the long run. If I have to defrost, I will do it and turn it back on, but I rairly have to do so.
     
  5. fordman01

    fordman01 New Member

    Re: refrigerator

    Thanks,do you keep it operating on gas ?
     
  6. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: refrigerator

    Mine is plugged in except when I am traveling...
     
  7. fordman01

    fordman01 New Member

    Re: refrigerator

    ok thanks again,that's what i will probably do also.
     
  8. fordman01

    fordman01 New Member

    Re: refrigerator

    thanks for all your replies. :)
     
  9. thomasamski

    thomasamski Member

    RE: refrigerator

    I shut everything down when not in use, including the fridge. Keep the doors open. I made a pair of gadgets from plastic hangers with clips. I melted each end to reshape so they can easily be clipped to the door and shelves.
     
  10. tvman44

    tvman44 Junior Member

    Ours runs just about all the time, good to catch overflow from house fridge.
     
  11. leslieturn

    leslieturn Junior Member

    I'm in agreement that the answer to this question really ends up being pretty subjective no matter which way you look at it. If you use your R.V. frequently (2 or 3 weekends a month) then it probably wouldn't hurt you to keep it plugged in and running all the time. I will say, that is an interesting idea @tvman44 suggested. I never really thought about using it to catch overflow from the house. It might be a good idea to locate a some resources for refrigerator parts as you will use more leaving it on all the time. (Filter Outlet, etc.)
     

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