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Old 06-19-2014, 10:38 PM   #1
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I have a class a pace arrow 2004 model, just replaced the fridge and would like to get opinion from other r v' ers about leaving the fridge running or turning it off when not camping for two or three weeks at a time. I have the dometic gas and electric model. Thanks in advance for any and all information.

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Old 06-19-2014, 10:46 PM   #2
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If we're not going to use our RV for a couple of weeks I turn the refer off and leave the doors open. This airs it out and prevents mold.

With that said; it doesn't get turned off often.

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Old 06-19-2014, 11:25 PM   #3
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We use our MH for weekend camping in the summer months. We are going this weekend and just turned it on for tomorrow. Don't have it on unless we are going to use it, couldn't see leaving it on all winter for no reason. Ours is a 2000 and still on the original fridge so we must be doing something right
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:45 AM   #4
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We always turn ours off when not traveling and keep the doors open so as to not get any mold.
That has worked good for the past 25 years.
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Off, then on a day before heading out.
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Old 06-20-2014, 05:32 AM   #6
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We've been out about 3 out of 4 weekends. I just leave everything in it, then stock it up Thursday night before we leave. So it works for me to leave it on with shore power. If I need something in the house from the camper during the week I'll walk out and get it. It makes for a quick bug out for us.
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I keep mine on AC all the time when we are at home.
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:56 AM   #8
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:00 AM   #9
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We keep ours off. I generally start it early on the morning the day of departure. By noon it's fairly cold. 1/2 hr. before departure I fill it with cold food and a bag of ice in the freezer for beverages upon arrival.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:25 AM   #10
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Just replaced the cooling unit. I leave mine on 24/7. Will most likley shut down for the winter
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We only go out a couple times a month so we shut it off unless we plan on using it in the next week. My DW always leaves the door cracked open when shut off.


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