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Old 07-23-2015, 07:06 AM   #15
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Everybody and their brother will tell you to open the doors. My drill is to OPEN them all the way (not cracked open) because that will generate as much air flow through the unit as possible.

Dead air promotes mold growth. If you are not plugged into SP, then at least open the vent over the kitchen in order to draw some air out of the unit. Crack the Bath vent for the same reason.

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Old 07-23-2015, 07:29 AM   #16
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Best solution in a humid environment is to wipe the interior surfaces with Windex with ammonia or other ammonia containing window cleaner. It works on boats in the tropics and on RV's to. If stored for a long time it is ESSENTIAL to keep air moving in the RV with fans etc. and you may need to wipe the surfaces (all surfaces) down with window cleaner periodically. In really warm and humid environments you may need a dehumidifier if that is possible in your storage situation. As suggested, opening the doors all the way will help, charcoal or baking soda is effective for vapors not mold but will not hurt.

Above 60% humidity, it takes active measures to prevent mold from growing, no way around it.

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Old 07-24-2015, 07:04 AM   #17
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I have owned 2 RV's with Norcold refrigerators and didn't figure out until last year that they actually have small latches built into the door that will secure the door open ~1" but not let the doors swing open. The latch is in the recess of the normal handle, jut open the door and move the small latch into a it's receiver and the door is locked partially open.

I leave my doors cracked. After every trip we completely clean out and defrost the refrigerator, wipe it down with a good cleaner and then let it dry out. Usually don't have a problem with mold or mildew.
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Old 07-24-2015, 09:22 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by blkcloud View Post
I battle this each time I store my mh.. Is there a secret spray to coat the inside with? Should I leave the doors open? Thanks!!
Should I leave the doors open? always worked for me

RV stores sell some plastic supposed to do this,, I rather use bungee cord.
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Old 07-24-2015, 12:19 PM   #19
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ALL refrigerators should be stored with the doors open if they've been used. We used a hand towel draped over the door so it couldn't be closed. Our new Norcold has a lock that can keep the door cracked.

As an additional measure, wipe out any moisture, food, etc. that spilled before storage. Mold needs moisture to grow.
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We use to use old newspaper wrinkled up and put in the old Norcold. We used a lot of the newspaper and never had any problem with mold. We would remove the paper and wipe it out and turn on for next trip.
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When the refrigerator is turned off, just make sure the door(s) are left open to allow for air circulation.

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