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Just been reading a post regarding the fridge being powered from the tow car whilst on the move.

 

In this scenario should you remove the fridge vent cover on the outside of the caravan prior to setting off ?

 

Ian

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They are winter cover you are referring to? Good question.

 

Keep the rain out when traveling but I bet there is sufficient draft for the fridge to operate with them on

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They are winter cover you are referring to? Good question.

 

Keep the rain out when traveling but I bet there is sufficient draft for the fridge to operate with them on

 

Yes sorry the winter covers was what i was referring to.

 

Ian

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Winter covers should only be used when the temperature is 8 degrees or below.

 

It is, however, a good idea to use them if storing the van for prolonged periods to stop dust and dirt being blown into the back of the fridge, and when washing the van to keep water out.

 

Travelling with them on, and operating on 12v should not present any problems, but remember to remove them when on site if the temp is above 8 degrees.

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I am led to belive that while travelling, and the fridge being powered from the car, that the tempreture is purely maintained. The fridge will not get any colder. Indeed when we have set off with a warm fridge, powering from the car will not get the fridge going. so the vent covers are probably superfulous anyway. I also believe they are easily lost while travelling.

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