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Old 04-25-2014, 09:02 PM   #113
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This is a bit of a religious issue for some.

Personally, I always run the fridge on propane when towing. It's too hot in TX for much of the year for it to stay cold otherwise unless it's a very short trip. If I'm pulling up in a gas station such that the trailer will be near a pump, I shut off the flame while fueling.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:17 AM   #114
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so did we every figure out if it was safe to travel with the LP tanks on or not..

I would figure just reading this long thread you would be more likely to sustain damage with a tire, especially the GM, blow out than a LP gas leak or worse.. there was an RV on fire in the news a couple days ago that blocked the interstate. In looking at the picture its most likely cause was tire and/ or bearings overheating. do not know for sure just looking at where fire started from news reports..


Here's my non official and non RV owning person take on this..

If you are going a short distance, ie. 3-5 hrs, and the weather is mild and the reefer has been pre-cooled and you have a good amount of cold and frozen item in it then you can run with LP off..

On the other hand if you are traveling 4-6 hrs and the weather is warm to hot and the reefer is pre-cooled and you have a good amount of cold and frozen stuff you can run with LP on or off.

So i guess it depend on U if you want to run LP reefer on or not. but not in canada eh..

I would be more worried about the tires than the LP issue, not to mention the other idiots on the road doing stupid stunts in front, beside you.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:38 AM   #115
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I'm still runnin' down the road with the fridge on...
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Old 05-31-2014, 12:16 PM   #116
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We tow with the fridge running if we have food inside it.
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Old 05-31-2014, 12:50 PM   #117
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We tow with the fridge on when food is inside. I usually only open one tank's valve unless we've been camping for more than 3 or 4 days. When I pick the trailer up from storage I buy 2 small bags of ice, one for the fridge and one for the freezer. When I get home I turn on the LP and set the fridge to "Auto'. The refrigerator works better / cools faster on LP than 120Volt. When the fridge gets down to temp, I divide the remaining ice into smaller bags and stow them in the freezer for future happy hour use. If the trailer will be parked at home for more than a day before departure, I plug in to 120V and the fridge automatically switches to 120V operation. When we depart, the fridge reverts to LP until we plug in at the next stop. I have installed Acu-Rite wireless thermometers in the freezer fridge and keep the receiver above the vent hood holding on with the magnets. When we are on the move we keep the receiver in the cab of the truck. I leave the alarms on to alert us if the fridge rises above 40 degrees or the freezer rises above freezing. The Acu-Rite also doubles as a good indoor outdoor thermometer if you turn the alarms off. Amazon.com: ACU_RITE Refrigerator/Freezer Wireless Digital Thermometer 00986: Kitchen & Dining
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Old 05-31-2014, 01:14 PM   #118
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We've always towed with the fridge on propane w/o out issue. We are leaving in two weeks going out to Manitoba and Sask to visit wife's family, and though it might be neat to take the SS Badger across Lake Mich. from Ludington to Manitowoc. It's a four hour ride and I just happen to think about the fridge running on LP, to which they said, NO, it needs to be turned off, so we will have to careful about what we carry until we get to Wisc.
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Old 05-31-2014, 01:27 PM   #119
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We run with LPG on, although I only run with one tank open. I turn off the fridge during refueling stops. Typically rv's kept in enclosed areas like goshawks00 noted or when towing through tunnels might require you to turn off anything with an open flame which includes an RV refrigerator.

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I try to turn it on about 12 hours prior to departure so it will be cold when I put the groceries in. Then off down the highway with it on...
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I turn ours on about 3 days before departure load the food the day before and turn a tank on and make sure that works and depart normally early morning. If I am loading food at destination, I cool as usual but no LP.

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Is there another option besides arriving with a hot fridge? (Not asking sarcastically.)
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:04 PM   #123
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A three way fridge that is capable of cooling on twelve volts.

I understand that the three way fridges sorta kinda cool on 12 volt.
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Is there another option besides arriving with a hot fridge? (Not asking sarcastically.)
A 12v fridge with a Danfoss compressor.
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I left mine on during last trip - forgot to cut it off during a fuel stop on way down :/

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It automatically cuts off for 15 minutes at fuel stops.
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