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Old 04-15-2021, 07:30 PM   #1
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Fridge between trips

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I am a newbie weekender and was wondering what people do with their fridge between trips.

I recently opened mine after two weeks of non use and found it was not in the best shape. Looked like mold starting to form so disinfected and gave it a good clean.

I donít leave anything in it but some water from the freezer may have caused this.

I hgave it a thorough cleaning but should I leave it open/cracked when itís not in use?

Thanks in advance for the help.
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Refrigerators can get funky when closed and turned off. We empty ours and prop the door open when not in use.
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An open container of baking soda also helps to keep things fresh, as well as leaving the door slightly open. We normally keep the fridge running and the trailer plugged in to 30 amp when at home.
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At the end of a trip we wipe the inside of the fridge and freeze down as best we can and leave the door propped open and let it dry out for a day or two. As the freezer warms up there will likely be condensation. After a day or so I dry it good and clean out any spillage etc. We leave the door propped open until we are ready to use it again,
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Tnordlaw - you should have received two door airing props (one each for the upper and lower doors) when you picked up your new trailer. Many people (sale staff included) don't know the purpose of these parts and they often get overlooked or discarded. There are prop variations (matched to different refrigerator models/vintages) but I chose this link as one that likely matches your new unit. Match the refrigerator model number to acquire the correct props.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/324511364363

De-ice and clean out your reefer after each trip; wipe down the interior with a dilute mixture of vinegar and water, place an open box of baking soda or a sock filled with ground coffee beans inside, and use the aforementioned airing props to close and latch doors which will then remain open a crack for ventilation.

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Old 04-15-2021, 10:43 PM   #6
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Appreciate all the advice. This is good to know
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