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Old 04-22-2014, 10:21 PM   #85
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:23 PM   #86
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You guys have too much time on your hands. We have a three way fridge. We run with it on battery. The lettuce does not wilt. I buy my mayo when I get to my destination. If you have frozen items that you want to keep frozen for several days then there is an easy solution: a Yeti cooler and dry ice. Stuff will stay frozen for several days.

Really, no one responding to this debate uses an ice chest? We are still camping, right?
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:33 PM   #87
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Yea if a person studies the issue enough, ,,,,, the fact that not a single poster on this site can point to a single fire caused by a refrigerator while traveling,, is totally meaningless...
The converse of this statement would be....show me a single poster on this site who did have a fire caused by his refrigerator while traveling.

I know all about the pitfalls of anecdotal evidence but when you can't come up with a single example that would support the doomsday event of a trailer burning to the ground.....well, I feel much better when poster after poster, along with the engineers who manufacture the Airstreams, say it isn't a problem. Meaningless? Not to me.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:00 AM   #88
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I am on your side.

Perhaps my sarcasm was a bit too thick..
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Old 04-23-2014, 04:18 AM   #89
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Yes, we still use ice chests from time to time- 3 of 'em- meat, more meat, and ice cubes for soft drinks and tea- even the $20 ones from Walmart keep ice cubes for several days.
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:00 AM   #90
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Later it turned out that the guy was cooking meth in the trailer.

Or was it his 16-year-old was smoking?

C'mon Doug, that wasn't because he was driving with his refer going, was it?
Not cooking meth, cooking bacon for breakfast. An older couple in a park in Florida. Nothing to do with a moving fridge just showing how fast a fire can get out of control.
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That is why bacon should be banned.
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That is why bacon should be banned.
I am still laughing and my cheeks are sore!
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That is why bacon should be banned.

RIGHT, no cooking bacon while driving past a gas station!!
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Typically we run with the propane turned on for the refer. No other appliance is on.

On our last trip to Calif to see family, we again traveled over some of the roughest interstates in the country. Our stove "dropped" about 1/2" in the front. ….came loose from side wall attachments.

No propane leak was detected after discovery, but we were concerned about the return trip with the propane on for the refer. So, we turned off the propane, packed the refer with cold packs and started home. On each leg of the trip we found that the refer temps rose to above safe levels….e.g. 45-50*, not really cold enough, but not a substantial risk to contents.

The CG electrical power source cooled the refer down overnight, but again during travel the inside refer temps rose.

I have read where folks travel across Ariz. with propane turned off, even in the Summer without sacrificing safe temps in their refers…..BUT, even in the cool of early Spring in Calif to Oregon, this approach did not work well enough for us.

Stove was repaired, LP lines ok, all is well.

Interesting experience for us.
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Yea if a person studies the issue enough, ,,,,, the fact that not a single poster on this site can point to a single fire caused by a refrigerator while traveling,, is totally meaningless.

Now I will take my turn at performing a psych evaluation.

People look at their new trailer, and they start thinking, even commonly, and they say to themselves "traveling with a fire under the fridge seems dangerous", and then they build their arguments for why it is a bad idea to run the fridge while moving, and the people who might disagree are nothing but ignorant hillbillies.
Question.

If you feel that running the reefer on gas while traveling is bad, they why do you run your furnace pilot light while traveling?

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Anoraks for All

I just read this thread from beginning to end. Posters to this thread should be issued a complimentary anorak. I deserve one too for reading all of the posts.

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Oh, I leave my propane tanks open when rolling.
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I tow with the fridge on....I like to have cold beers when I'm driving.
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Is it ok to run fridge on propane while towing ?

Andy, you missed my sarcasm....

I am a pro fridge and drive person.

After a few comments telling me I was just ignorant and/or " uninformed", sarcasm seemed appropriate...

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