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Old 08-30-2016, 09:24 AM   #1
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Gas on or off when moving ?

What's the general consensus regarding leaving the bottles open to run the fridge when the trailer is moving?

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Old 08-30-2016, 09:32 AM   #2
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Unfortunately, there is no real consensus on using propane underway. Personally, I run my fridge on gas all the time.


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Old 08-30-2016, 09:34 AM   #3
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No real consensus but a lot of passionate debate.

Be careful at fuel stops, while smoking and certain tunnels and ferries.
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We, also, run the road with our refrigerator running on LP.

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Old 08-30-2016, 09:50 AM   #5
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Gas always on, fridge too when traveling.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:34 AM   #6
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I have mine off when moving. I pack the fridge with cold food and freezer packs and turn on the mini fan to move the air around. My last trip home was 7 hours in 95 degree heat and everything was still cold when I got home. I don't want to risk being the unsafe one out on the road.
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Our fridge warms up pretty fast when turned off, especially when the sun is on that side. We don't want to risk eating spoiled food.

I suppose we could hook it up to run on an inverter. But I don't see the point, and it's been made many times here.
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Old 08-30-2016, 02:00 PM   #8
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We've run for five years with the gas on and fridge cooling. Must stop and turn off to cross certain bridges or enter certain tunnels. Watch for the signs. Comply.
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I do it. Gas on and ref. running.
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I run my fridge on the road. I find it it works better when the propane is turned on.
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Trailer as designed to have the fridge on gas when towing.
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We've been RVing for many years & always leave propane on while traveling & never had a problem. At times it is turned off for tunnel use or repairs.
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Short trip I pack the fridge, which will be on for a day or two on shore power, and have a tray with ice for the fridge & freezer. For very long trips I do the same with the fridge running on propane.
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i do it. Gas on and ref. Running.
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