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Old 07-26-2011, 09:55 PM   #1
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newbie refridgerator question

What should I do with the refer door (open or closed) when I'm not using my International? It seems like a closed door on a not in use refer starts to smell like mildew

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Old 07-26-2011, 10:04 PM   #2
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I leave mine open to stay dry etc. Some leave the fridge on 24/7. But if its not on I'd leave it open.

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Old 07-26-2011, 10:08 PM   #3
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After a trip, we (my wife) cleans out the fridge and lets it dry out. Drying take a few minutes in Phoenix. We place a paper bowl with fresh coffee grounds in the fridge, close and lock the door. No odors when we open the door...


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Old 07-26-2011, 10:35 PM   #4
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When we store Lucy, we leave her refrigerator open about 6". That's after we defrost it and clean it.

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Old 07-26-2011, 10:42 PM   #5
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I clean mine and then leave it open. I use those little blue plastic clips that came with the refrigerator to keep the doors slightly ajar. They work rather well.
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Much depends on how often you travel and on whether you have power at your storage location.

In general I leave my fridge on throughout the Airstreaming season. The trailer rarely sites for more than 10 days and I have power at my storage location. There are obvious practical benefits like not having to wait for the fridge to cool down before a trip and being able to leave ice trays, frozen juice, and condiments in the fridge so they don't have to be shuttled back and forth.

If your situation dictates that you shut the fridge off then the best thing to do is prop the doors open so that air can circulate. Be sure you secure the doors before moving the trailer so they don't hit stuff.

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