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Old 11-23-2013, 05:26 AM   #1
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Refer on in cold weather

Just wondering if it would harm the refrigerator to have it on with food inside while the interior of the coach is below 32 degrees.
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I don't think so the thermostat will keep it turned off any way .
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If your traveling your heat would be on and fridge would function as when its summer.
If your not traveling or living in it and with out heat and just storing food would say it will still operate but with help from cold outside.
The coach interior will warm up on sunny day warmer than what it is outside.
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Norcold does not recommend running the refrigerator anytime below about 20 degrees ambient temperature.
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Norcold does not recommend running the refrigerator anytime below about 20 degrees ambient temperature.
Many of us recommend not running them at all. Love you Norcold.
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I wonder what Norcolds issue with less then 20 degrees is.
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Never had a problem running any fridge below 20* how about 1* Jan in Nappanee, IN.
Like I said the heats on and it doesn't even notice the cold.
Neither did we in our warm Newmar.
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Just wondering if it would harm the refrigerator to have it on with food inside while the interior of the coach is below 32 degrees.
I would think you would want your food inside reefer to be at about 34*. If the temp around the box is 32* or less then the temp inside the box will be the same as outside the box, eventually.
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Ok thanks for the helpful feed back guys. We have the coach winterized sitting in the driveway but of course we still have the refer loaded with food and might keep it that way through the winter. I'm not concerned about the contents of the fridge getting to cold or freezing. My only concern was if there was any risk to or would I be damaging the fridge but the feedback here has quelled my fears. Thanks again.
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Many of us recommend not running them at all. Love you Norcold.
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If its not running and just storing food with winter temperatures you may want to check contents before food gets too moldy.
Winter changing temps will do that.
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