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Old 12-29-2018, 05:00 PM   #1
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Residential fridge question Chaparral 392MBL

Hey guys, sorry if this has been asked here, but I am new to the site. I just purchased a Chaparral 392MBL with the residential refrigerator. When i would sort my old camper I would leave the fridge doors open to keep it aired out and prevent mold. With the 392MBL there is an island in the kitchen and the fridge pretty much goes right up to it when the slide is pulled in. My question is how can I keep mold and mildew from forming inside the fridge if I can't keep the doors cracked open. There is literally 1/2" of clearance between the fridge and the island. Right now I have the slide out with the doors open to dry out the fridge, but I don't want to keep the slide out on the camper all the time. Anyone have any ideas, or can anyone that has this model or something similar tell me what you do. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 12-29-2018, 06:05 PM   #2
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Hey guys, sorry if this has been asked here, but I am new to the site. I just purchased a Chaparral 392MBL with the residential refrigerator. When i would sort my old camper I would leave the fridge doors open to keep it aired out and prevent mold. With the 392MBL there is an island in the kitchen and the fridge pretty much goes right up to it when the slide is pulled in. My question is how can I keep mold and mildew from forming inside the fridge if I can't keep the doors cracked open. There is literally 1/2" of clearance between the fridge and the island. Right now I have the slide out with the doors open to dry out the fridge, but I don't want to keep the slide out on the camper all the time. Anyone have any ideas, or can anyone that has this model or something similar tell me what you do. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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You dodn't need much of a gap. Just air flow. Use a towel to portect the door from scraches and it will leave enought of an airgap to prevent mold.
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:30 AM   #3
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we have a similar problem. luckily ours is a french door refrigerator and one of the doors will still open when the slide is retracted. the only option i can think of is to just take the refrigerator doors off. they are a bit heavy but taking them off is not difficult. they are designed to be removed. the owners manual will have detailed instructions.
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:34 AM   #4
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Mine is a french door fridge too, but both the doors go right up against the island. I read somewhere about using a piece of cardboard, but I don't know if that's enough of a gap for air to get in there. I'll try a towel and see if that works. Thanks.
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:53 AM   #5
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We have residential refrigerator. Our TT has apposing slides that are close together when slid in. Once we take all the stuff out of it, we shut it off, open doors for a day or so to let it dry out. Then we close the doors. Have had no problems with mold.
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:55 AM   #6
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jimla, Thats what I did with mine now. I also threw a box of baking soda int he fridge and freezer just to absorb any odors, guess Ill see in the spring if its ok lol.
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Old 12-30-2018, 11:05 AM   #7
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When ever we store our trailer which has an island and the residential fridge in the unit, my DW will open up the doors slightly. She will than place a swimming pool noodle behind the open doors and in front of the shelves. This will keep the doors slightly open to allow air to flow in and out of the fridge. Before we take the trailer out of storage the noodle is removed and the fridge doors are closed so, we can transport the trailer. This does takes a little time to do but while she is doing this I am in the process of getting the trailer set up to tow out of the lot. This works for us.
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