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Posted: 08/28/21 02:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

While on the road - do any of you run the fridge with the propane?

We have received conflicting info - we have always used propane to run the fridge in our old Jayco and Class A

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Posted: 08/28/21 02:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That is what it is designed to do.

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I run the fridge on propane when driving. An acceptable risk for me.


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Posted: 08/28/21 03:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wra wrote:

That is what it is designed to do.


Exactly. and we have done it for 20 years. It actually cools better on the road as the bumping, and bouncing helps the cooling liquid tp circulate


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I know that sounds like a stupid question - but we were reviewing the new rigs manual and it said don't use propane while on the road to run the fridge - That is contrary to the reason we have the dual - Gas/Electric fridge and we have always run our fridge with gas while on the road - this is our 3rd RV and never heard this before - maybe just legal talk to avoid any liability.

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Posted: 08/28/21 04:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm sure in todays litigious society that instruction in the manual is based on CYA. These refrigerators snuggle enough to cool let alone turn them off while traveling. We always travel with ours on.


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Posted: 08/28/21 04:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Been doing it for 15 years, no issues. It's 90% CYA by the builders.


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Run it.

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Posted: 08/28/21 06:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I always ran it. All manuals for RVs I've owned state that you are supposed to run it on LP while driving. That is interesting that they have decided to tell you the opposite now.
Lawyers.

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Posted: 08/28/21 06:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Run it... but be aware there are a few tunnels that legally require propane to be shut off.

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