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Old 10-28-2013, 02:27 PM   #1
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Frig during storage??

We have taken our second weekend trip in our 2014 sierra. One of the last things I do is unpack the frig & wipe it down & turn off & it starts defrosting. It's still dripping as we leave so I laid paper towels in there the first time but closed the doors so they wouldn't bang open with the rv park stores it. We plan on using it every 2-3 weeks. What am I supposed to do so mold isn't in there when we return??? Thank you so much in advance
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Dometic makes these nifty little clips. My Rockwood came with them.

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Dometic makes these nifty little clips. My Rockwood came with them.

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Ok, let me play the role of dunce... does anyone have pictures of how these clip in and work?

I didn't know what they were for, so I ran a bungee cord from the freezer shelf to the fridge shelf and it kept the door open.

Our outside dorm fridge was harder to deal with, though...
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The little tab goes into the opening in the latch on the door and hold the door about a inch from closing. there is a picture floating around here somewhere in the forum
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:23 PM   #5
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I'll have to look into getting one of these. My old Jayco had it built into the fridge door latch, so it would click open a little or fully closed. What I do now, though, is when I get to storage, I go back inside and wedge a towel inside the top of the door to prop it firmly open a little. That works, but that blue thing is a neater fix...

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Ok, let me play the role of dunce... does anyone have pictures of how these clip in and work? I didn't know what they were for, so I ran a bungee cord from the freezer shelf to the fridge shelf and it kept the door open. Our outside dorm fridge was harder to deal with, though...
The user manual shows a series of pictures using the Airing Position Card (official name). I tried to copy pictures from the fridge manual PDF on my iPad to post here, however...
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Page 21 shows how to use it.
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We have taken our second weekend trip in our 2014 sierra. One of the last things I do is unpack the frig & wipe it down & turn off & it starts defrosting. It's still dripping as we leave so I laid paper towels in there the first time but closed the doors so they wouldn't bang open with the rv park stores it. We plan on using it every 2-3 weeks. What am I supposed to do so mold isn't in there when we return??? Thank you so much in advance
After you have shut the fridge off and cleaned it out and wiped down, the doors should be kept ajar after every trip, not just for winter storage.
You want the inside ventilated to stop any mold growth and smell.
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My Dometic 1350 (4-door) comes with a totally different device to keep the door open.

BUT, IMO, you can't leave the fridge like that, door open or not. You need to come back the next day and dry it out. If you can't do that, turn it off way earlier so you can dry it before you leave. With you RV all closed up, I don't think it's going to dry well enough to avoid mold, and may cause mold in the rest of your RV as well.
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