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Old 04-16-2014, 11:48 AM   #1
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Is it ok to run fridge on propane while towing ?

Is it ok to run fridge on propane while towing ?
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:55 AM   #2
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You may wish to do a search of the Air Forums on the topic. It has been covered many times.

In brief, most find it to be not an issue for them, some however are violently opposed to the idea. You will not find a common ground between the two sides.

I am with the majority, and tow with my refrigerator on propane, and have for 35 years of my RV experience.

But then I live dangerously, and have an Andersen hitch (ducks, and grins).
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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 04-16-2014, 11:56 AM   #4
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Cool (pun intended). Many thanks...and I'll check out the other postings.
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:11 PM   #5
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:14 PM   #6
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Is it ok to run fridge on propane while towing ?
Thats been done ever since the fridges have been able to run on LPG.

So that's at least 6 decades.

That is also how the trailer was designed.

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We do, and I agree with shutting it down when fueling.
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I just put the fridge on auto when heading south for the winter and turn it off when we get home in the spring, period.
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:34 PM   #9
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We always travel with the fridge running.
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Old 04-19-2014, 04:24 PM   #11
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I have been doing it for over 40 years. I have yet to blow up a gas station and also have not gotten food poisoning since my food is cool.
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I have been doing it for over 40 years. I have yet to blow up a gas station and also have not gotten food poisoning since my food is cool.
I am not worried about me blowing up the gas station... just the idiot next to me that wanders away while the pump is running.

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Absolutely it is OK. If not, why have LPG refrigerators at all?

I tow with a diesel. I used to turn the 'fridge off when I refueled, but I've stopped doing that too. If you throw a match into a bucket of kerosene, it just burns. It doesn't explode.

If you tow with a gasser, you probably should turn the 'fridge off before you pull up to the pump, but there's a 99.9% chance it'd be just fine if you didn't.

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Absolutely it is OK. If not, why have LPG refrigerators at all?

I tow with a diesel. I used to turn the 'fridge off when I refueled, but I've stopped doing that too. If you throw a match into a bucket of kerosene, it just burns. It doesn't explode.

If you tow with a gasser, you probably should turn the 'fridge off before you pull up to the pump, but there's a 99.9% chance it'd be just fine if you didn't.

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'cause battery powered wouldn't last too long? Not all of us camp where there are hookups. Prefer to get away from the crowds...

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