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grinningdog

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Posted: 07/04/05 10:53am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do you use your propane to run your frig when you are on the road and why or why not. Thanks.

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Posted: 07/04/05 10:56am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have in the past but now I switch to 12v. The reason is the number of bad fires fed by propane. So now I travel with the propane turned off.


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grinningdog wrote:

Do you use your propane to run your frig when you are on the road and why or why not. Thanks.
If you want to keep everything cold you better or run your generator which some don't have.I always run my frig. on propane when traveling on automatic then when I hook up to electric It switches automatic.


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Posted: 07/04/05 11:08am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You had to ask, didn't you.

There are two opinion camps on this and the two have constant battles on this forum.

Based on past threads the majority leave the fridge running on propane when on the road. That include me. I consider it to be a relatively safe proceedure. I do turn off the fridge when in filling stations to preclude the possiblility that the pilot light could ingnite fuel vapors in the event of a spill.

It is not absolutely nessary to leave it on to keep the box cool or frozen stuff frozen. If you don't open the door it will stay cool for several hours with everything off.





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I always have use the LP while going down the road. I leave it on Automatic and when I plug nto shore power it changes over. I have no 12v fridge only AC/LP.
Never had any problems at all.


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grinningdog wrote:

Do you use your propane to run your frig when you are on the road and why or why not. Thanks.


It depends....If the weather is cool enough NOT to need the generator for AC....then I leave it on gas.....If the gen is on...then the fridge runs on electricity.


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Yeah, you had to ask..and you're a full member. Here we go again:Fridge on while driving.

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Posted: 07/04/05 01:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We run with our refrigerator on... That's what is was designed to do.


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We run with it on. If I have to get gas enroute, I stop, turn off the propane, not just the fridge, pull up to the gas pump, pull away from the gas pump and turn the propane adn fridge back on.
Of course - if you have to go through tunnels - such as the CBBT or in the Norfolk, VA area, you MUST turn off the gas before entering the tunnel.

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Posted: 07/04/05 02:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you like looking for an accident to happen, go right ahead. I feel it is foolish or down right stupid, since there are so many other safe ways to keep you refrig cold while traveling. I can show you the black spots along the freeway here of all the camper fire I've fought because of this way of traveling. I like my TT to be usable and not considered a burned out piece of junk. So many people have gotten away with this, they think they are infallible when it comes to leaving the gas on.

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