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Old 06-11-2013, 10:26 AM   #181
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I put an ice cube in a ziplock bag and leave it in the freezer. If the power did go off for any length of time ,the cube be distorted alerting you to the possibility of spoiled food. We have done this for the last 4 years and it has seemed to work well .
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:35 AM   #182
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As djmac said, set your fridge to auto setting and be sure to leave your propane open. In the event of a power outage, the fridge will kick over from electric to propane and foods will stay cold/frozen. We leave ours on all season, but due to summer humidity, I usually do have to defrost at least once during the summer months.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:22 PM   #183
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Ours has been on for the past 3 years. We live in our trailer full time and do not have a back up fridge. \What we do have is a small apartment size deep freeze.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:52 PM   #184
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I put an ice cube in a ziplock bag and leave it in the freezer. If the power did go off for any length of time ,the cube be distorted alerting you to the possibility of spoiled food. We have done this for the last 4 years and it has seemed to work well .
I like the ice cube idea. The microwave clock will blink even if the power goes out for a minute. If the ice cube is close to the original shape chances the power wasn't out for long, probably not long enough for food to spoil.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:44 PM   #185
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We leave our on all season from may1st until oct. 30th like previously said leave it on auto. Our c.g. is in a very rural location and the power goes out quite often and it will run on gas if the power goes out keeping the stuff inside from spoiling. We also keep an apartment sized fridge on our deck under our awning. Sin ce the camper fridge is of limited size we keep our veggies in the crisper of the outside one and any overflow from the inside. But mainly use it for beverages. The water is very hard and we drink a lot of bottled water and soda. Also a few adult type beverages. Then we also have extra freezer space with the fridge the nearest store is quite a hike down the road and we tend to keep a lot of meat in the freezer. We bring it from home where it is much cheaper to purchase than up here in northern Mi. Also I make my own homemade sausage which is much leaner than any you will buy in the store and we go through a lot of breakfast sausage here.
Some people here also put their extra fridge in their sheds to protect them from the elements. But we have had no issues with that. In the winter we just cover it with a tarp and bungee cords.

Oh yes if your hubby is afraid he'll hurt it leaving it on tell him no worries our last trailer was 7 years old and the fridge never had an issue.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:48 PM   #186
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I put an ice cube in a ziplock bag and leave it in the freezer. If the power did go off for any length of time ,the cube be distorted alerting you to the possibility of spoiled food. We have done this for the last 4 years and it has seemed to work well .

I do this in my outside fridge that runs off of electric only. The inside one if it goes out it will run on gas and if it doesn't you will know.
Believe me lol Our neighbor here had converter issues with their camper from when they bought it and one day they came up and the fridge was dead because it wasn't getting any electric at all for a couple weeks.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:38 AM   #187
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I put an ice cube in a ziplock bag and leave it in the freezer. If the power did go off for any length of time ,the cube be distorted alerting you to the possibility of spoiled food. We have done this for the last 4 years and it has seemed to work well .
Great idea! So simple, yet so ingenious!
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I put an ice cube in a ziplock bag and leave it in the freezer. If the power did go off for any length of time ,the cube be distorted alerting you to the possibility of spoiled food. We have done this for the last 4 years and it has seemed to work well .
That's a brilliant tip/idea!
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