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Old 07-12-2018, 09:45 PM   #1
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Refrigerator organization

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We have the large fridge in our 19’. At the bottom of the fridge is a drawer which I initially thought was a crisper but quickly discovered wasn’t! Does anyone have suggestions for how to store fresh vegetables? Mine look pretty sad after a day or so. Any specific container suggestions appreciated or any fridge organization ideas! Thanks!
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:50 PM   #2
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Is your refrigerator keeping its temperature? We had no problems with keeping things pretty fresh in our 19's refrigerator. I used the bottom drawer for meats and kept my veggies in the main compartment (and when we camped, I purchased food for just about the entire trip ... despite the refrigerator instructions telling me not to).
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:57 PM   #3
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The fridge keeps food cold but I wind up with limp carrots, lettuce, etc.
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Old 07-13-2018, 01:07 AM   #4
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I'm thinking along the lines of what Jan asked. If it's keeping temperature OK (say 38F or so) then veggies should be fine. We store ours in perforated plastic bags on the bottom shelf, not in the drawer. We use the drawer for meat and cheese.
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:35 AM   #5
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Hi all,
We have the large fridge in our 19’. At the bottom of the fridge is a drawer which I initially thought was a crisper but quickly discovered wasn’t! Does anyone have suggestions for how to store fresh vegetables? Mine look pretty sad after a day or so. Any specific container suggestions appreciated or any fridge organization ideas! Thanks!
Rubbermaid freshworks produce storage containers
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:46 AM   #6
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I remember when Reace and Tammy attended the Oregon Gathering and an Escape owner was complaining about the refrigerator not keeping food cool. When they opened the refrigerator door, a LOT of the food was in solid containers... like condiments, etc. Reace told them to take all the food out of the storage containers. The food needs air space to cool and storage containers are confining.
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:38 AM   #7
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I remember when Reace and Tammy attended the Oregon Gathering and an Escape owner was complaining about the refrigerator not keeping food cool. When they opened the refrigerator door, a LOT of the food was in solid containers... like condiments, etc. Reace told them to take all the food out of the storage containers. The food needs air space to cool and storage containers are confining.
A number of campers ago, we were either freezing our veggies/eggs or having the fridge too warm and watching the veggies go bad quickly. Once we purchased a small fridge fan to move a small amount of air those days were over. We also do not use Tupperware type containers and he veggies stay fresh much longer.

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Old 07-25-2018, 10:04 AM   #8
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Hi all,
We have the large fridge in our 19’. At the bottom of the fridge is a drawer which I initially thought was a crisper but quickly discovered wasn’t! Does anyone have suggestions for how to store fresh vegetables? Mine look pretty sad after a day or so. Any specific container suggestions appreciated or any fridge organization ideas! Thanks!
I have a house boat on a lake where it hits 100 degrees often....I use the Rubbermaid freshworks for produce in two dometic fridges on the boat. I also use them in our Escape. They work. Produce stays fresh and the fridge is cold. Real life actual experience! PM me if you have any questions! I'd be happy to help. Think I got them at bed bath and beyond...
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I have a house boat on a lake where it hits 100 degrees often....I use the Rubbermaid freshworks for produce in two dometic fridges on the boat. I also use them in our Escape. They work. Produce stays fresh and the fridge is cold. Real life actual experience! PM me if you have any questions! I'd be happy to help. Think I got them at bed bath and beyond...
Oh, I like that. Never liked the round versions since they would waste valuable space, but these are square! We'll be purchasing at least one soon.

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Old 07-25-2018, 10:19 AM   #10
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Oh, I like that. Never liked the round versions since they would waste valuable space, but these are square! We'll be purchasing at least one soon.

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Also have a small fan in the fridge for when it's hot out side
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:21 AM   #11
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I have a fan as well as the plastic panels that keep the cold in...works for me...according to my Accurite sensors...
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:24 AM   #12
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Oh, I like that. Never liked the round versions since they would waste valuable space, but these are square! We'll be purchasing at least one soon.

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Suggestions for colder food in fridge

I have a 17B with the 3CF fridge. It has not kept food cold very well but we have been traveling in 36-40°C/96-104° temps day time for a couple past weeks.
Would using plastic bags work well to keep the air circulating around the food? I was using glass storage containers as I brought prepared food.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-04-2018, 11:17 PM   #14
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I have a 17B with the 3CF fridge. It has not kept food cold very well but we have been traveling in 36-40°C/96-104° temps day time for a couple past weeks.
Would using plastic bags work well to keep the air circulating around the food? I was using glass storage containers as I brought prepared food.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

We have a 2015 17A with a 3 cu.ft. frig. We frequently travel across the Mohave Desert w/100°+ temperatures, and have had no problem. We always run it on propane, at #4 setting. We tend to have the freezer 3/4 full, and the frig. filled as well, so there is a lot of cold thermal mass in there to help maintain temps. Meats are in the back, lettuce is in the front.
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Old 09-04-2018, 11:45 PM   #15
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make sure you leave some room in the fridge for air flow. filling it with things in oversized plastic bags tends to block the airflow. I try and leave space along the back from top to bottom, and not let anything press up against the heat exchange fins...
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We put like items in small plastic bins. Need lunch? Grab the bin that has butter, cheese, salami. The faster you can get in and out of the fridge, the colder it will remain.
We freeze chicken halves, steaks and such at home. What's for supper can be moved to the fridge in the morning to thaw and help keep the fridge cold.
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make sure you leave some room in the fridge for air flow. filling it with things in oversized plastic bags tends to block the airflow. I try and leave space along the back from top to bottom, and not let anything press up against the heat exchange fins...

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