This is a highly debated topic which comes up every now and again. It really comes down to personal preference and a measure of likely risk versus possible happenstance and whether all the factors are aligned. I have been around and owned RV's most of my life. I have run with the refrigerator on and off. At this point in my life, I travel with the propane tanks off and the refer off. When at home in storage the RV is plugged in and the refer is on (electric) so its always pre chilled. I have traveled as long as 10 hours with the refrigerator off before pulling into a site and turning on the gas and refer. Nothing thawed, nothing spoiled every single time. If your refrigerator (after it has been properly chilled) (and full) cannot keep things properly chilled for at least 6 hours, there is something else wrong (after all, what do you do in a residence when the power goes out for several hours? throw all the food in the fridge and freezer away?). It may all be legal mumbo jumbo and double talk designed to protect some corporate entity, but there is a reason why manufacturers in the RV industry have warnings and recommendations about not traveling with propane on. However, those warnings got started somewhere, somehow and human nature is most often reactionary. Meaning; those warnings got started because something happened sometime somewhere and whether proven or not they were substantiated.
Like I said, I have traveled with it on in my past and never had a problem. personally I choose not to temp fate, I leave it off now. I was a parachutist (both static line and free fall) during my 26 year career in the Corps. We always have a reserve chute even though the chances of needing it are small. I never had to use mine, but that doesn't mean I stopped carrying it. Just my 2 cents folks.
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