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Old 07-22-2013, 11:02 AM   #1
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Question Operating Frig While on Permanent Site

For those that are on a seasonal site, when you not there (like Monday thru Friday etc) and leave the frig on, do you also leave the AC on? My question is would leaving the AC on during the week when we're not there help keep the frig from working so hard during the 85+ days or does it really matter?
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:21 AM   #2
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When parked between trips and the really hot weather I leave the AC on for the good of the overall coach. So yes, I would leave it on.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:56 AM   #3
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Our electric is not metered so our CG owner will not allow the AC to be left on. Even if set at a high temperature so we leave some windows cracked open and set the fantastic fan on about 90 degrees.
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Yes, leave an AC on.

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Old 07-22-2013, 01:30 PM   #5
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I have done it both ways and this is in Florida year round. When electric is included, I set it on 80 while we are away during the week. When its not included, I turn it off. As far as the frig goes, its biggest problem will be to dissipate the heat it removed from inside the frig. I have a wireless thermometer inside the frig and freezer as it records min/max temps I have noticed little change in having the A/C on and not.
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I'm assuming you have a dual power fridge (gas or electric). It is vented up a chimney behind the fridge. The RV interior temp won't have a lot of influence on a fridge that isn't being opened and closed all day.

Don't know what your outside temps are, but if they're regularly over 90 degrees I'd probably leave the A/C on, set at somewhere between 80 and 85 degrees, just to keep it from taking an hour or more to cool down once I got there. Otherwise, just leave one or more of the roof vents open (assuming you have something similar to the MaxAir covers over them) and all of the shades down. The heat isn't going to hurt anything, unless you have a box of chocolates in the cupboard!
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Put the chocolates in the fridge.
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Put the chocolates in the fridge.
Good idea
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