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Old 10-30-2010, 06:47 AM   #1
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to run refrig while not in use or not while parked

was just curious what tou do i just got my coach parked so that i can keep elect to it ! finally ! now im curious if its better to run the refrigerator or not ?

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Keep mine on all the time while home and parked in the shed. Sometimes I even keep a few drinks in it to keep from having to go back in the house when working in my adjacent shop.

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We run our frig all spring, summer, and fall. Only turn it off for winterizing. It is run in electric mode when parked in our back yard.
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:10 AM   #4
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Our 5th wheel is in covered storage with 30 amp service available when we're not using it. Unless we've defrosted it, we'll keep the rig plugged in and the fridge running between trips. If we've defrosted it, we'll leave it off until a few days before we leave when we'll turn it on and let it cool down before we load it for the trip.

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Old 10-30-2010, 08:09 AM   #5
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We shut down and dry it after each trip. Why waste the energy if you are not going to be using it?

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Old 10-30-2010, 08:12 AM   #6
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We shut down and dry it after each trip. Why waste the energy if you are not going to be using it?

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Old 10-30-2010, 08:27 AM   #7
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When the coach is not in use my refrigerator is off.
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:45 AM   #8
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I turn our's off, too. It's expensive to run on electricity.
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I turn mine off, clean and dry it, prop open the door. That's between trips, if it will be stored for longer periods I will fill the inside with crinkled up old newspapers to help absorb moisture. Keeps out the mold!
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:55 AM   #10
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Don't know, our mh has not sat long enough without use to make that decision in the 2 years we have owned it. It has only sat for 2 one week intervals.
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On 24/7/365. Use it or lose it. The ice maker is off unless we are using the rig.
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Absolutely not, why would you run your reff all the time? No!
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Turned off, cleaned, dried, door proped open when not in use. Same with downstairs freezer.
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Being retired and snowbirds ours stays on. We do not empty non perishables from it so we are ready to go. Just add the perishables and it is ready.

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