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You bought the TT to use it - that means all the goodies that are there for your use!
If you have to make a potty break out along side the highway, do you go behind a tree or do you use your bathroom in the TT?
We have been RVing since 1966 and had a camper, 2 different TT's and a fifth wheel trailer.
Have always used what was built in -- from 3 way to 2 way systems.
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Posted: 03/05/12 07:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

aeohio wrote:

Depends, most times I fill up the fridge and travel with it off, it keeps most things cold enough for a 2-3 hours. However if its a long drive will travel with it on propane. I do shut if off at the gas station.


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Fill it up the day before with the food you'll take. Set it on max until you leave then turn it off just before you take off. It will stay cold for many hours. I have gone over 8 hours with mine off and the fridge/food temperature was still in the high 30's if you stay out of it. Pack a small cooler for lunch and drinks if it's a long travel day. I generally turn off my propane appliances while traveling unless it's near 0 F then I have been known to run the furnace so the water lines won't freeze.

You can buy one of those remote thermometers if you're worried. Place the sensor in the fridge and the display in the cab. When things get warm you know you've driven far enough. I do this with my enclosed tank area on cold winter trips so I know when I need to turn on the furnace.

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Posted: 03/05/12 07:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I turn the fridge on propane the day before we leave to get cold, and turn it off whenever we get back from our trip. Our new toyhauler doesn't even have the 12v option, not that I ever used it when I did have one. Propane or electric shore power.

No more PIA coolers for this kid.


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Posted: 03/05/12 07:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Haven't taken a cooler with me on a "Trip" in quite a few years. Sometimes take one to the local lake because the fridge won't hold enough drinks for a group of 20 or so. Absolutely NO reason not to run the fridge when traveling.


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Always travel with the fridge on. I only put pop and beer in the coolers.


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I turn the 'fridge on AC while plugged in at home the day before we leave, and pack it full of cold food and drink about 6-8 hours later. When I pull the plug to hit the road, it switches to propane automatically and we drive to camp with it on propane. I have never shut it off when fueling the Jeep TV, but then diesel isn't technically flammable, only combustable. So unless I hose down the trailer with the fuel nozzle, paying special attention to the 'fridge panel to make sure it is wet but not so much as to put out the flame, I shouldn't catch fire. Gotta love that diesel!





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We use a cooler to store extra food (on Ice)in for extended away from civilization times. As the refrigerator food is used we add food from the cooler to the refrigerator.

Other than fueling up we always run with the refrigerator on propane.





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Posted: 03/05/12 10:29pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We use the fridge.


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Fridge on. It might lose some temp during the day. This depends on Sun location. In the past i placed a remote temp sensor in the fridge while driving.

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I never gave it any thought?
When we get ready to go we turn it on to automatic, load it and forget it. We do carry a small ice chest in our TV with cold drinks and bottles of water.


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