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Old 05-08-2016, 05:04 PM   #1
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Running fridge in transit

So I have a fridge full of stuff and I'm gonna hit the road. I want to close the propane lines for safety. How do I keep my fridge running?

On my boat, my fridge would run on 12V or 120V. How does a 2014 AS fridge work?
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Old 05-08-2016, 05:13 PM   #2
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I run mine on gas when on the road. Works fine for me. Others will express differing opinions I am sure.
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Old 05-08-2016, 05:18 PM   #3
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Late model Airstreams only run on propane or 120 volt. Even though the manual advices to close propane valves while traveling, we always leave the refrig running on propane when traveling.

I have read that, as long as all of the contents are already well chilled before shutting it down, that the refrig will stay cold for some time, especially if full. Still, I prefer to know that the contents are staying cold during a long day of travel.

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Old 05-08-2016, 06:09 PM   #4
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I always run my fridge on LP when towing. I want my beer cold after a long day.

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Old 05-08-2016, 06:33 PM   #5
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Just wondering why you run propane while driving when you have the electric option? I'd think the electric would be more cost effective.
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Old 05-08-2016, 06:43 PM   #6
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I'm not sure I have an electric option. Unless I crank up a generator, I don't have 120V on the road.
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Old 05-08-2016, 06:50 PM   #7
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Tomorrow our Dometic ammonia based coolant refrigerator will be removed from our 23D and replaced with a Vitrifrigo DP150iL with a freon based Danfoss compressor that only runs on 12Vdc. Between a 300 amp-hour lithium battery (has 270 amp hours available) and the 500 watts of solar panels the roof, no power issues.

It draws 68 watts when running, or 5.6 amps. if it were to actually run 10 hours out of 24, the 56 amps could be replaced in a little over two hours by the solar panels.
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I always run my fridge on LP when towing. I want my beer cold after a long day.

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We have a ARB 50 in the TV which is a fantastic little fridge.
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I always run my fridge on LP when towing. I want my beer cold after a long day.

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Leave one of the propane bottles open, leave the Use/Store in Use, leave the fridge on Auto. If you go through a long tunnel you may be required to close the bottle but just turn it back on when you get to the other side, check the fridge, it may have to be reset to get it running again.

Everything stays nice and cold. We added spring loaded curtain rods to the shelves to make sure nothing falls out when we open the fridge after traveling; lesson learned.
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We run ours on propane when traveling. We've never had a problem and actually have never heard of anyone else with problems with it either (ie: fire, etc). However, if you're concerned and don't want to run on propane, you could freeze a couple of quart bottles of water prior to your trip and keep them in the fridge while you're traveling. Too bad you couldn't freeze beer....

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There are tons of older threads on this FYI, which can be found by the Search function above and to the right.

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When I was growing up (a long time ago) we left the refrigerator running on LP during travel. We did have issues with the pilot blowing out on occasion during towing but overall it worked fine. When I brought the trailer up to Colorado a couple years ago I asked the RV mechanic that was doing work on it to bring get it ready for camping about running it on LP during towing and he told me that most states have made that illegal. What I did not say to him was that I wasn't asking if it was legal, I was asking if it would work but I figured I already knew the answer.
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We have always run with the refer running on LP. Right, wrong, legal, illegal, that's what we have been doing for ten years, 150,000 miles, and 1,700 days on the road.

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