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View Poll Results: Do you travel with the frig on?
Yes I do travel with the frig on. 382 57.53%
No I do not travel with the frig on. 81 12.20%
I travel with frig on but stop to turn off propane at tunnels 31 4.67%
I travel with frig on but turn off propane while fueling 51 7.68%
I travel with frig on and never turn off propane. 161 24.25%
I`m new at this so I`m on the fence 41 6.17%
Do you travel with your fridge on using AC/Inverter or generator?. 15 2.26%
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Old 10-30-2014, 11:16 AM   #91
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Originally Posted by ALJO View Post
snip... That's why they say; "Ignorance is Bliss". Happy Travels!
Nope, not ignorant at all. I know full well the risk and/or likelihood of an issue caused by having my bottles turned on, and fridge running whenever I'm on the road. It is minimal, to the point if all but nonexistent. I appreciate your concern for my safety, but I think I will be just fine, thank you.
I think the ignorant ones may be those who believe all the hoopla about what a terrible risk it is to travel as I do.
How many of you use a cell phone while driving, or maybe use it while refueling? You are a much higher risk to me and everyone else on the road than I am. No shortage of facts to back that up, so please hang up and drive.


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Old 10-30-2014, 12:16 PM   #92
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How many of you use a cell phone while driving, or maybe use it while refueling?
I use the in-truck blue tooth option when I drive. If I did not have that option, I would not answer it. Tap the radio volume button (since I know its location with my eyes closed) and your on the air. I never call anyone while driving, so that is not an issue, and most of the time I do not answer incoming calls either. They can wait... Windows are closed on the truck when refueling. Run the fridge on AC (inverter) when traveling.

This plan works fine for me.

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Old 11-02-2014, 04:24 PM   #93
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You know how people are. When chit-chatting with an auto mechanic, they feel they should make small talk about spark plugs. When chit-chatting with a doctor, they feel they should make small talk about the common cold. The same is true for every profession. I work for a natural gas company. When I stop for fuel for the service truck, other patrons at the fuel station feel obliged to discuss the dangers of natural gas with me, all the while pumping gas into their auto while smoking. I’ve even witness them hold the nozzle and the cigarette with the same hand. Kindling temperature of gasoline is about one third that of natural gas. They are in far more danger doing what they are doing than from any natural gas leak they may find on a gas meter in an alley.
Point being, GOD looks after children and fools. Travel with it “on” or “off”, the odds are with you and nothing said on here will change anotherone's mind.
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:21 PM   #94
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Well said man.
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Old 12-11-2015, 02:03 PM   #95
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I just won't travel with the propane tanks open. 4 hours of no refrigeration is not a problem as long as the door stays closed.
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Old 12-27-2016, 11:10 PM   #96
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When Driving I keep the propane off. Period.

I have a 2 way fridge, so until now the fridge would be off as well.

Recently I have installed a small (400W) inverter and ran it through a 3 way switch to the 120 wire that feeds the fridge and the GFCI outlets. I plan to use it for powering the fridge when driving ONLY and also the coffee grinder and charge my laptop when no 120 shore power is available. The inverter draws 17A when the fridge is cycling on and less then 1A when cycling off. I hope the truck will be able to handle this extra load. Hack if it was a 3 way fridge it would probably draw a similar current.
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Old 12-28-2016, 10:08 AM   #97
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I checked both "Yes" and "New at this, on the fence". I intended to have it on, but I could be convinced not to with a good reason. Since my TT usage is for short term camping, I like to crank up the fridge the day before we leave so it's good and cold. I'd prefer not to shut it off for 4 or 5 hours while traveling. There is only one tunnel that I'm likely to go through hauling the TT, and that's at the Continental Divide on I-70. Most of my plans avoid freeways, so it may or may not be an issue.

I'm not as sure about the hazard while fueling. The fridge is nearly 20 feet from where I'll be pumping gas, so as long as I park so that no other customer is fueling any closer, it doesn't seem like that big a risk. At the same time, it's not that hard to shut off the gas for a few minutes while filling up, so it's something that I'll keep in mind. I may just invest in a few blue ice packs and shut it off before we head out. If we plan to lunch along the way, I can always pack that in the beer cooler so I don't have to open the fridge.

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Old 12-28-2016, 10:12 AM   #98
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Once we load the fridge, it stays on until I've eaten everything, rolling or not. It's a combination of me not caring about it and me not remembering to care about it.
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Old 12-28-2016, 10:14 AM   #99
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Does anyone have an opinion that hasn't been repeated 10 times or more? Isn't time to close this thread and move on?

Right now there is opinion being discussed on Fridge on/off, OEM tires off asap, propane gen over gas, is brand XX quieter than a Honda inverter, and best or better solar set up. Don't want to stifle discussion on anything, these included but once we have ran out of opinions or input and are simply repeating ourselves is it time to move on?
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Old 12-28-2016, 10:23 AM   #100
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Didn't realize this thread was 3 years old when I replied.

Anyway, I just move on when something isn't of interest. /thread

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