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Old 04-05-2011, 06:40 AM   #1
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do you leave your refrigerator on?

do you leave your refrigerator on or off while at home ? or should i say parked ! i have been leaving mine on now that im able to have a hook up for it ! just curious thanks dave
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:00 AM   #2
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On AND level.
At a higher temp setting. (2 or 3 on a 1200)
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On our last 5 RV's (trailers and Class A's) we plug in, turn the fridge on in April and it stays on until late Sept. Plugged in at home, on gas when we're out and about. Never had an issue.
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We turn ours off between trips but turn it on a day or two before we plan to travel to allow it to get cold. We have done this for the past 25 years or so with several different RVs.
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Mine has been on for 11 years except when we defrost it.
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Hi fxdave,
The refer is turned off, when the coach is not in use.
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On after winter until ready to be put away for the next winter... except if it needs defrosting
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About 5 years ago a Tech told me he leaves is on 24/7, and his current fridge was 15 years old.

Exercise may be good for the heart of the fridge. Mine has been on 24/7 for the past 5 years.
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We have a residential and leave it on all the time.
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About 5 years ago a Tech told me he leaves is on 24/7, and his current fridge was 15 years old.

Exercise may be good for the heart of the fridge. Mine has been on 24/7 for the past 5 years.

We had a 30 year old Silver Streak that the frig finally died. It was always OFF when the unit was parked at home. If we were going out again in a week, we'd leave it on. Always left the doors open and dried it out between uses.

I do not see the sense of using the power while not in use. There is nothing in the absorption frig that would lead you to believe that it would last longer if operated 24/7.

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We turn ours off between trips but turn it on a day or two before we plan to travel to allow it to get cold. We have done this for the past 25 years or so with several different RVs.
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Same here...why run it if you are not using it?
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With the recalls for both Norcold & Dometic you may want to reconsider when at home.
I use to have mine on the whole summer season but now unload because of possibility of fires that have been appearing more often.
With the heat of summer and hot boiling cooling units you may be pushing your luck unless you might have installed fire extinguishers.
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Every device in the world (pretty much) has a Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF). This may or may not have been calculated by the designers, but it sure is a fact. At some point or other, everything will wear out & break. I simply do not want to be owning it when it craps out....which it WILL do eventually.
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