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Old 11-10-2003, 11:45 AM   #1
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Question Do you use your LP refrig while traveling?

Since this forum is by far the most active of the A/S Forums, I thought we could get a good idea of who does and who do not, use their LP gas refrig while traveling in their trailers or MH.

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Old 04-23-2004, 06:02 PM   #2
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Since this forum is by far the most active of the A/S Forums, I thought we could get a good idea of who does and who do not, use their LP gas refrig while traveling in their trailers or MH.

As always, thanks for your participation!
John, I don't know where this thread was hiding, but: I run with LP on, and turn it off before fueling. Then re-light after pulling away from the pumps.
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Old 04-23-2004, 08:37 PM   #3
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Terry, I second that. We like the refrig working, but I am really spooky about the gas pumps. My DH thinks I am kind of silly, but I'd rather be silly than fried.
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I attended a two day RV safety seminar at the Spring Escapade in Lancaster, CA. The instructors urged everyone to travel with the fridge off and the propane shut off at the tanks.

We travel with the fridge off .. but had never considered turning it off at the source as well. You can do what you like, folks ... but we feel more comfortable with the propane totally off.

Also, we haven't run into any problems with the contents in the fridge ... we have a thermometer ... everything is fine inside ... can't see any need to run the fridge while travelling.
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Old 04-24-2004, 05:54 AM   #5
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I attended a two day RV safety seminar at the Spring Escapade in Lancaster, CA. The instructors urged everyone to travel with the fridge off and the propane shut off at the tanks.

We travel with the fridge off .. but had never considered turning it off at the source as well. You can do what you like, folks ... but we feel more comfortable with the propane totally off.

Also, we haven't run into any problems with the contents in the fridge ... we have a thermometer ... everything is fine inside ... can't see any need to run the fridge while travelling.
If you're fortunate to have a three-way fridge, then run it all You want while traveling, on the 12 volt system...
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Old 04-24-2004, 07:16 AM   #6
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Very useful but...

Very useful to have the fridge on with the LPG but don't forget to switch OFF when you go to the gas station...

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another poll to complete this one

I remember I've asked this question, in another poll, to complete the vote and discussion,

http://www.airforums.com/forum...ead.php?t=4973

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Old 04-24-2004, 09:13 AM   #8
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If you're fortunate to have a three-way fridge, then run it all You want while traveling, on the 12 volt system...
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I would love to have a 3 way ... sems like they are getting harder to find. Too bad the factory didn't offer one ... we would have gone for it.
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Old 04-27-2004, 06:14 PM   #9
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Us Mh'ers are lucky I guess. There is an ignition interrupt on our fridges. It turns off the LP and switches to 12V for 20 minutes if the key is turned off. Makes the fridge an afterthought at the pump.
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Old 04-28-2004, 06:13 AM   #10
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We've read about the pros and cons of leaving the LP on and we decided OFF was the way we'd go. I have put a small battery powered recirculating fan in the frig and move "frozen ice" (plastic liquid filled ice pouches) into the frig when we're moving. Seems to work well and no chance to be a "BIC lighter."
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Old 06-02-2004, 10:14 PM   #11
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Propane fire?

Although the damage done to this unit wasn't from a refrigerator left running on LP, it does appear the water heater was running on LP. Still, it should make one pause and think.
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Old 06-02-2004, 10:34 PM   #12
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We freeze a few plastic jugs of water and are good for all day, excepting ice cream.

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Old 06-03-2004, 08:18 AM   #13
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I don't see the need to run the water heater. It get's up to temp pretty fast after you get there. I use the 12 volt on the road and well continue to. The instructions on these fridges clearly say to precool before loading up. That means ice as just running in the driveway with nothing in it would take alot longer, no?. Also putting only cold stuff in int. They are at least as good as a cooler keeping stuff cold and if loaded cold with cold stuff I don't see any reason to run with LP on. My concern is the open values on the tanks and pressurized hoses. They do fail.
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I was told it was dangerous to use propane while towing.
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