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Old 06-02-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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What to do with Fridge after trip?? I found some mold today...

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Just did first trip last weekend in my hauler.

Took perishables out and let water and gatorade inside, and shut off fridge.

Went out to it today (week later).

Mold everywhere inside, and it was pretty warm in there.

Cleaned it all out, and disinfected it, etc...

Removed everything, and just left the doors open.

Is this the proper method?

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Old 06-02-2013, 08:31 PM   #2
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Once you empty it after a trip, leave the door open to air out between trips. This should minimize any mildew. You may have to defrost your freezer, dry it out, and leave your door open to air between trips also. I just leave our plugged in and just keep check on perishables or expiration dates when needed.
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We always empty the fridge, wipe it down and leave the doors open. Our unit came with little blue tabs which hold the doors open about an inch. Some people also put an open box of baking soda on the shelf and I have heard of others putting 8 or 10 charcoal briquettes in a pan on the shelf. No doubt there will be other ideas...
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We just leave it on.
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We always empty the fridge, wipe it down and leave the doors open. Some people also put an open box of baking soda on the shelf. No doubt there will be other ideas...
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I use pool noodles pcs (2 inches ea.) on each door to keep them open during storage. And baking soda.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:46 PM   #6
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We never shut the refrig off unless it is going to sit for over a month and then we clean it out completely and leave the doors open.
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Thanks Guys

I just shut it off and left the doors open after cleaning it and drying it.

The camper will only be used about once a month, so leaving it running really isn't economical for me.

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We use our camper one weekend a month also. Make sure is dry and clean it with Clorox or Lysol wipes and leave the doors open with the pool noodles. Still looks like new and smells good. And don't forget the baking soda, and change the box every 3 months.
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But what on earth is a POOL NOODLE?? Scratching my head!
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But what on earth is a POOL NOODLE?? Scratching my head!
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