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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-27-2014, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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Camp refrigerator

My refrigerators don't last long compared to home.I'm wondering if not running when I go home shortens the life.Do you guys keep yours running while you're not at camp or do you turn the power off?It seems like a waste of energy to run while I'm not there but on the other hand if this shortens the life span maybe the refrigerator should run full time?

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-27-2014, 11:29 AM
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Re: Camp refrigerator

have had my fridge for over 20 years at my camp leave the power on to it. never had an issue

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Re: Camp refrigerator

Never had a problem shuting them off. One is from the 50s and the other is probably from the 70s. Sometimes we will leave the newer one on in the summer but it really isnt worth running to keep dressing and ketchup cold.
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-27-2014, 03:46 PM
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Re: Camp refrigerator

The newer fridge at camp is a Sears model from the seventies. A few years ago a neighboring camp owner gave me a really old (like from the fifties or older) Kelvinator, the kind with the small tin ice box inside. Both are shut off every time camp is shut down unless someone is coming up in a week or so. Both are still working fine.


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Re: Camp refrigerator

Also have to take into consideration if you turn off the heat or leave it on at camp ... Google fridge in garage in winter
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Re: Camp refrigerator

I leave my fridge and the little beverage fridge on always yes a little waste but very little and the beverages are cold on arrival. I also don't heat the place and leave the fridges on with no issues at least yet maybe this year I'll turn them off.

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Re: Camp refrigerator

Always leave mine on
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-27-2014, 05:13 PM
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Re: Camp refrigerator

Leave mine on all the time. I wonder how long it takes to get cold in the summer if it was shut off. I think they are built to run all the time. Looks like opinions are running 50/50.
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Re: Camp refrigerator

I let mine on and do not heat or cool my cabin while I'm not there. Never had an issue.
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-27-2014, 08:20 PM
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Re: Camp refrigerator

Had a fridge at camp for 60 yrs. no kidding. we shut it off everytime we leave camp.
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