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Old 02-11-2012, 08:16 PM   #1
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How long will the battery last keeping the fridge on?

I was wondering about how long the battery will hold up while keeping the fridge on LP while in storage? Should i start the engine or the generator every so often? I have a solar battery charger on the roof but really don't know how efficient it is.We just this rig a few weeks ago and are new to RVing,Thanks.
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Why do you want to keep the frig on during storage? Shut it down, dry it out and leave the doors open.

Hope you enjoy the new rig.

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I understand that it is good for the fridge,plus i want it cold and ready to go.
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How long will battery last while keeping fridge on?

Just curious, why would you want to run your refer while in storage? Particularly on propane. How long will it be stored? If you have the Norcold refer, make sure the recall has been done or you may start a fire that your storage lot buddies probably will not like you.
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It is an old urban myth that leaving them operating will make them last longer. Truth is that as long as you dry the insides and leave the doors open, there is no real difference in the life of the frig.

We have been RVing since 1984 and always shut ti down unless we are going out in a week or so. If you start it one evening, it will be cold the next morning.

We had one RV frig that was 28 years old when it gave up the ghost and it was shut down when not in use.

Another issue with leaving the batteries connected to power the frig, you will most likely have some parasitic loads that will run the batteries down faster than the frig controls will.

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