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Old 11-13-2007, 03:31 PM   #15
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..just prior to a gas leak.........OFF, but that's just me

i haven't traveled with it yet, but Murphy has been a too frequent visitor!
besides, i might forget to turn them off when required.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:01 PM   #16
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I also have a 3 way frig in my 2005 LS Safari and set it on ac while driving.
Wow, you have a 3 way in your trailer? I assume you put that in after removing the factory 2 way from airstream?

I looked into putting a 3 way in the trailer, and found that the current required to run off DC was far more than what the 7 pin trailer connection could safely provide. I would have had to run a seperate line from the tow vehicles batter / alternator.

For what its worth, I used to pull off and shut the propane off prior to getting into a gas station, and turn it back on after leaving, but then would find the darn flame blew out anyways... so I fixed that with the fiberglass furnace filter behind the fridge door.

About the same time, I switched from a gas tow vehicle to a diesel tow vehicle. Now 99% of the time I fill up at truck stations, and am far from any gas pumps. I leave the fridge on as diesel is combustible , not flammable, and high flash point as compared to gas.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:50 PM   #17
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Wow, you have a 3 way in your trailer? I assume you put that in after removing the factory 2 way from airstream?

I looked into putting a 3 way in the trailer, and found that the current required to run off DC was far more than what the 7 pin trailer connection could safely provide. I would have had to run a seperate line from the tow vehicles batter / alternator.

For what its worth, I used to pull off and shut the propane off prior to getting into a gas station, and turn it back on after leaving, but then would find the darn flame blew out anyways... so I fixed that with the fiberglass furnace filter behind the fridge door.

About the same time, I switched from a gas tow vehicle to a diesel tow vehicle. Now 99% of the time I fill up at truck stations, and am far from any gas pumps. I leave the fridge on as diesel is combustible , not flammable, and high flash point as compared to gas.
Kevin, you are correct, I have a two way. I must have had a senior moment. Although, I do run the AC while underway and not the propane. Works fine and keeps items cold in refer.

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Old 11-13-2007, 04:59 PM   #18
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Kevin, you are correct, I have a two way. I must have had a senior moment. Although, I do run the AC while underway and not the propane. Works fine and keeps items cold in refer.

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Rick, I assume you mean you run it on Propane (using DC) while underway, and AC when plugged to shore power.

If you have a factory 2 way, its only propane/AC. You'd need an inverter (not efficient for this application) or generator for it to run AC while underway. The only way to not have it run on propane on a 2 way fridge while underway is to take it off "auto" and force it to "off". Otherwise, if you are running "auto", it will run AC (as 1st preference) when shore power is detected, and default to propane when no AC is present. You can leave it at "auto" and then shut the gas off, thereby causing it to not run on propane with no AC present, which will result in the check light.
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