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Slowmover

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Posted: 07/30/10 07:04pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Saw an installation recently (on a 1985 Silver Streak) where the owner added an XHD cable from the batt/alt to run his three-way reefer. Hoping to hear how it works, as it "might" be an "answer" to the "problem" of running propane while underway.


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Posted: 07/31/10 03:20am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We leave ours on propane and use the "auto" switch.
I agree.... "let the fridge decide".

As already stated, MOST of the RV'ers travel with propane ON.

There is exactly ZERO cases of it causing a fire or incident in the national Fire records.

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I always ran with the propane fridge on, never bothered turning it off to fuel up either.

Why?

Even a short 19' trailer has the pilot flame at least 19' away from the filler on my truck, and not only that, probably 3' off the ground.

I challenge people to find a confirmed case of an RV propane fridge setting off an explosion of fuel vapor at a gas pump. It's going to be way easier to find people setting off explosions via static electricity getting in/out of their cars while fueling.

Why don't I know? No longer own the trailer.


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I run mine off the propane for a long trip,my fridge is also a 2 way but I wonder if you back feed a 700 watt inverter into the 110 system by using 2 male plugs would that be enough to run the fridge on 110 and your alternator recharges the battery while your driving. I am thinking the heaters might be 2 much draw on the system Has anybody ever consider this ? I was curious if anyone had tried this ? Could be a new science experiment if anyone has tried it let me know how it worked out.


PS: the 700 watt inverter I hard wired into the system. I use it to run my computer when I am dry camping.

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i always run with propane on on road too. if your afraid of explosion then you better just take tanks off camper because you never know when you will get in an accident and tanks will blow up. stuff will happen and you hope for the best that's all you can do!

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