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Old 04-15-2011, 04:45 PM   #29
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Maybe Im cheap but I just freeze several 2 litre bottles and put them in the freezer and refrigerator. Has worked for 12 hour trips in 90 degree weather. Sal.
A good idea. In our case we have a small fridge with a weeks worth of food and don't have the room. Maybe we could try a frozen roast and schedule it for dinner when it thaws
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:00 PM   #30
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We tow with the gas off. We are just paranoid I suppose but also we have found that once we put all of our food in the fridge and leave it turned on overnight -- the fridge turns into a cooler of sorts when we are towing and keeps the food relatively cool.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:34 PM   #31
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We just got back from our first weekend out in our AS. We towed with the refrigerator running on propane and had no problems what so ever. Since this was a short distance trip we didn't need to refuel. I presume that when we do need to refuel on a longer trip we just turn off the propane, fill up, pull away from the gas pumps, then turn the propane back on and the pilot light on the refrigerator will just relight. Thanks for all of the great advice and comments.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:20 PM   #32
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:04 AM   #33
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As can be seen in the chart in the link below, in Canada, only the Province of Newfoundland does not allow travel with the propane on.
All propane must be turned off before refueling, or entering a closed structure. ie ferry, shop, etc.
http://www.rvhotlinecanada.com/RV-Re...c=rv-resources
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:22 AM   #34
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My fridge stays on. A multitude of food born illnesses can result from storing perishable food at improper temperature (above 40 degrees) ... especially when temperatures exceed 40 degrees for more than one to two hours.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:31 AM   #35
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Perhaps I missed a post here that expressed concern about having an open LP gas container should a mishap (i.e., wreck) occur while towing.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:49 AM   #36
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Certainly that is a concern,, But so is having a tank of gasoline on your vehicle. There are certain risks in life and one just has to decide which are acceptable
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:25 AM   #37
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Lynn might weigh in on this to confirm or dis-confirm, but I think I read the newer valves have check valves that shut down flow in the event of a line rupture.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:56 AM   #38
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Perhaps I missed a post here that expressed concern about having an open LP gas container should a mishap (i.e., wreck) occur while towing.
The biggest concern is an accident which would result in a fire igniting the propane sources: i.e. the AS propene tanks. A propane fire burns at an impressive >2000 degrees F or so....a friend of mine is a firefighter and he lost his entire home to a barbecue fire from a malfunctioning tank.....not pretty.

The other danger is igniting gasoline fumes at a filling station if you have your refer on LP; even if you fill with diesel, the propane fed ignition in the refer might ignite nearby fumes from another pump. The risk is low, but it can happen. See the previous posts (page #1 ) regarding gas station fires.

We simply keep the propane on while traveling.....it is a risk but minimal...however we stop before entering a gas station, enter the unit, tap the "off" button on the refer, refuel, and on exit from the station, reenter the AS, tap the "on" button, and off we go......perhaps a little hassle, but not really significant, since we can grab a snack and check on the interior of the AS.

With age, I have become less "bullet proof", and less "invincible" compared to my younger days!
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:21 AM   #39
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In the 28 years I've towed Airstreams I've always towed "on" with no problem. My Limited has the automatic "off" feature and my TV is a diesel so that may add a degree of safety. Can't fault those who err on the side of caution though.

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Smile Referigerator while driving

Let me try to explain in layman terms.
Any explosion or fire only happen to the air/fuel mixture when the ignition source is available. However, air fuel mixture can only burn within the LEL (low explosion limit) and HEL (high explosion limit). What that mean if the mixture is too rich with fuel or too lean with air it will not ignite. The probability of having the correct air fuel ratio next to the refrigerator flame is exptremely low.
After said that, it is upto the folks to decide. I never turn off my refrigerator, even when refueling the TV.
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