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Old 06-28-2017, 07:32 AM   #1
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Refrigerator

When storing the RV do you let your refrigerator run or do you turn it off.
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Old 06-28-2017, 07:58 AM   #2
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If I am going out back out within a week or two, we leave it on. If longer, we turn it off and vent the doors (to keep things from growing in it when it warms up inside).

The choice is up to you. Leaving it on shouldn't hurt it.
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Old 06-28-2017, 08:27 AM   #3
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Ditto. Personal preference as to when to pull the plug. We've left ours on for 2-3 weeks a couple times with no issues. Granted, make sure its plugged into shore power, be it 30/20/15 amp so it doesn't kill your batteries.
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Old 06-28-2017, 08:44 AM   #4
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This has been discussed multiple times here.
I believe the consensus is:

It can be left on with no problems. (as long as it is nearly level)
It can be turned off. (open doors)

The choice is yours.

I have a take-out, R/V ammonia refrigerator (removed from an older travel trailer) that has been running 24/7 in my garage (on 120v) for over 18 years. Still cold and works great to keep the adult beverages at optimum temperature.
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Thanks for your response very helpful.
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Mine stays on from the end of April until the the beginning of October. I've been doing it that way for many years and never had an issue. It's nice to just keep things in there that won't expire before the next trip.

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Old 06-28-2017, 10:43 AM   #7
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We turn in off and vent. Why waste the LPG?
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i have read it is better for the refrig to run to allow the fluid to not settle.
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Old 06-28-2017, 07:21 PM   #9
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We turn in off and vent. Why waste the LPG?
I suppose I'd turn mine off if I didn't have a way to plug it in.
You'd need to leave the LP on AND the 12v system.
That would drain the battery quickly and the LP before long.

When most of us say we leave them on, it's because we have a way to leave them plugged into shore power. No LP used that way.
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We turn in off and vent. Why waste the LPG?
In my case, I keep my trailer home and plugged in, so it doesn't use any LPG except when traveling down the road.

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