Originally Posted by classic67
Glad I came across this thread. We pick up our new AS on Monday from the dealer and I will ask about detection sensors, shutoff valve loations and any other tips where to look for leaks inside the AS.
Our dealer told us to plug the fridge into electric the night before a trip so the fridge is cold and than turn on the LP until we arrive at our desitination. I tend to think it will be better to pack food in coolers until we arrive at the campsite to plug in to electric than travelling with the LP tanks on. Which brings a question to mind. How long on average does it take to get the fridge cold starting from normal room temperature?
Many people will tell you it is perfectly safe to travel with the frig on gas. I am not one of those people. I have a 31 year old frig and it was 118 degrees last week, it takes all night to get that unit cold.
Here is what we do:
Run the unit over night to get it cold
Pack it with cold
items before you leave
Add a few Blue Ice things for the road
Get it running (we use gas, no shore power) when you get to your campsite.
Refreeze the Blue Ice things for the trip home.
We just came back from a 5 1/2 hour (each way) trip and used this method. Half of the trip tempertures were 90+ and some was over 100. We had no problems and everything was cold when we arrived.