Originally Posted by ilovecamping
We too keep ours plugged in all the time. We have our frig running with food in it so don't want to shut that off. .
Since that has worked well for you over the years keep it up.
My opinion is that these ammonia RV refrigerators have
a definite use life. They cost a fortune to replace when they
die. We shut ours off and prop the doors open between
trips. Sure we leave it cold when we're going out on consecutive
weekends but if we're home for more than 2 weeks we shut
I have no hard research to back my choice but we shut ours off between trips.
The same goes for our power center/charger.
We unplug at home and I use a battery tender to keep
the batteries topped up. If we have a near lightning strike
or a spike, the battery tender will be LOTS cheaper (and
easier) to replace than the entire power center.