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Old 08-19-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Keeping rv hooked up topower

Being a newbie, we will be keeping our 03 newmar canyon star gas at the house can we keep it hooked up to shore power (I have a 50 amp rv outlet installed on back side of garage) and keep the refrigerator running all the time? And it would be nice to turn the ac on while we are loading up etc. will this situation cause me any problems?

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Old 08-19-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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Having power to the coach all the time is not a problem. I have an RV recept for ours where we park it on our property.

Ensure you check batteries periodically to ensure they don't go dry.

Differing schools of thought on leaving the refrigerator running. There was a recent thread on this topic. Suggest to use the search feature to find it and other similar threads.

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Old 08-19-2012, 06:08 PM   #3
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Thanks I will search for running the refrigerator
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:15 PM   #4
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I keep mine plugged in with the A/C thermostats turned up to keep the temperature inside the MH below 90 degrees this time of year. Refrigerator is turned off, except to prepare for our trips. You should also unplug and run the generator once a month for an hour or two under load. I hope this helps.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:27 PM   #5
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We keep our coach plugged into 120V 20 amp power all the time when we're home. We also run the refrigerator all the time, and set our Norcold 1200 on temp setting 2. We also always keep the coach level, and had no problems at all for 9.5 years before our Norcold absorption unit went out. We replaced the unit with an Amish absorption unit this summer, and will continue to run the refrigerator when we're home.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:48 PM   #6
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I leave ours plugged in the fridge running and the AC running too. I don't want the stored odor and can't think the extreme heat is that good for it.

Took me awhile to get the old awful stored odor out of it and don't want it to return.
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We have a FW and not a MH, but I keep ours plugged in 24/7 while at home. I also leave the fridge on from de-winterization to winterization. During the cold months, we'll only turn it on when we're going camping.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:02 PM   #8
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We turn the fridge off and leave it open.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:30 PM   #9
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RV plugged in all the time, fridge on ( house fridge) inverter "Off" amd A/C set at 80 I also alternate A/C's every month. Run generator every month with a load for one hour.
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Plugged in beside the house to a 30 amp plug in, refer and storage bay refer/freezer on 24/7/365. Batteries lasted about a month short of 10 years and could have gone longer but we were headed out for a trip and I didn't want trouble on the road.

I try to remember to run the generator about an hour a month, use the heat pumps for the load. Run one on heat the other on cool for about a half hour, then reverse the heat pump settings for the next half hour.

I do set the inverter to 5 amps input so the inverter battery charger doesn't overdo it.

I also replaced the cooling unit on our Dometic last year with an Amish unit as the original leaked and the recall setup did it's job of shutting the unit down. Lots of yellow powder around the burner!

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