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Old 03-25-2014, 03:57 PM   #1
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Hello All,
We are new to the RV world, purchase our 1992 hi-lo 22 classic a year ago. We put a new frig in and friends told us to leave it plug in better for it. Any input would be greatly apperciated.
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We are new to the RV world, purchase our 1992 hi-lo 22 classic a year ago. We put a new frig in and friends told us to leave it plug in better for it. Any input would be greatly apperciated.
Welcome to the forum. Are you talking as in plug it in and keep it running? I only run mine when I need to. After use I wipe it down with some Clorox wipes and keep a box of baking soda in it. Camping World also sells a little thingy that keeps the door cracked open. I don't see any reason to plug it in if you are not using it.
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Maybe it is better for a conventional fridge like in the house, but can't see any benefit for an RV fridge to be on all the time. Look in the manual to see if it says that.
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I just read in another camping forum about this question. The RV ref. is designed to be used only as needed. When you leave it on all the time you only wear it out sooner and run up your electric or propane bill. Only use it when you are camping.
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A quote from "Everything About RV'ing"
The simple answer to your question is no, you do not have to leave your RV's fridge running to extend its lifespan. RV Refrigerators are designed specifically for RVs with the understanding that they are turned off and on frequently.

The only thing that you will do by leaving the fridge on is increase your energy usage. A good rule of thumb is to turn on your RV Refrigerator 24 hours prior to going camping. This gives the Refrigerator time to cool down sufficiently.
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thank you all for your assistance! happy camping!!
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