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Old 11-02-2016, 10:29 AM   #1
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Refrigerator Question

Since I have my first class A with a residential refrigerator, I have a few questions.

What are the "best practices", regarding storage?

Leave the shore cord plugged in and leave the refrigerator running???
Should the shore cord always be left plugged in, when the RV is stored, or not?? (wondered about over-charging (cooking) the batteries, if shore cord left plugged in).

Or should the refrigerator be turned off?
So far, I figured out how to turn the cooling off with the digital controls on the front, but there is still a fan running and the interior lights are still on, when the shore cord is plugged in... can't find a switch to shut it completely down and the owners manual dose not mention such an option.
As far as I know, the only way to completely shut the refrigerator down, is to unplug from power.

Thanks in advance.
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I have the rig plugged in all the time and leave the Jenn Air refer on all the time too. To shut the refer down I have to flip the breaker.
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Old 11-02-2016, 11:41 AM   #3
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Mine is the same as Mr.D flip the switch to turn it off but mine has never been turned off in 3 years plugged in all the time.
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Same for me, if you have a reliable power source, leave it on all the time. I keep it full of bottled water and other cold beverages and use it as an overflow fridge/freezer for the house. I've always been of the opinion that sitting idle and empty is more harmful than running 24/7/365.
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Considering you have a 2014 coach I would suspect the converter/charger would be a multi stage type so boiling dry the batteries should not occur with the coach on shore power 24/7. But still check the batteries at least once a month even if all that means is eye balling them.

If you have the coach at home with shore power I wouldn't even bother empting it other than stuff that will go bad such as eggs and milk. If you keep the coach in off site storage I would empty it, trip the breaker, shut down the inverter and leave the doors open. Even if off site storage has power go a day or two without and you could have a biology experiment next time you pick up the coach.
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I keep mine stored at home, and keep it poered to shore power all the time but, we still empty it completely and turn it off as we only use it 2 to 3 times a year, sometimes we have used it once a year, leave the doors propped open and occassionally check it out when I run the engine once a month for 30 minutes and also run the generator at that time to avoid having to have the carb cleaned out. with the gas they have these days, the ports of the generator carbs clog up. had to have mine cleaned twice since we bought it in 2001. been good other than that as long as we run it once a month for maybe 30 minutes. Never had any issues with the refrigerator but have had people tell me it should be left on. well, it would run up the elctric bill too, so, if it ain't broke, you know the rest.
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