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Old 07-11-2011, 06:43 PM   #11
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We turn ours on auto so it runs on propane while traveling. REMEMBER: If you stop to get fuel, hop in your camper and temporarily shut off the fridge. It is an open flame!!!

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Old 07-11-2011, 11:02 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by llerberg View Post
We have always traveled with the fridge on gas. Have never had any problems but I know it's probably illegal in many places and in many situations. Even while fueling I leave it on because it is so far away from the pump. Might consider turning it off prior to a long tunnel.
If you leave your propane on while traveling and fueling, why would you consider turning it off prior to a tunnel?

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Old 07-11-2011, 11:17 PM   #13
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We occasionally (like the past 3 weeks) travel in extreme heat. We leave the fridge on gas. Our tt usually hangs back behind the gas pumps when we pump gas, but tend to forget about the propane running the fridge. We have had to turn off the gas in some East coast tunnels that specifically posts no propane tanks. Once we had to reroute. Otherwise, we do use it when on the road.

Our previous tt, a Casita, the gas would blow out if the wind hit from the wrong angle while driving.... ugh
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:55 PM   #14
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With either trailer we have had we get the fridge cold with electric and when we travel we leave it on auto and it runs off propane. When we stop for fuel we turn off the fridge and when we get done we turn the fridge back on. It only takes a few minutes to do, we are not in a big rush and make sure the fridge starts and runs right then we take off to where we are going Ernie
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:34 PM   #15
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We were advised to keep it on auto and to turn it up all the way the day before a trip. Enjoy the Outer Banks!
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:59 PM   #16
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mine has a gas and electric setting so I put it in auto so when I plug in it cuts the gas and goes to electric but I drive with mine on gas all the time.

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