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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 09-12-2013, 01:16 PM   #61
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You can also accomplish the same thing with a transfer switch.
I have seen a couple units that have converter, inverter, smart charger, solar inlet, transfer switch, and automatic generator startup all built in. Too bad they are $$$$!
I wouldn't mind a automatic transfer switch, but I would rather use the $$$$$$$$ to buy other toys for the TT. So this is the best way for me... no way that the Inverter voltage will accidently be applied to the TT while the shore power is plugged into the CG. It can only be one or the other. With my memory that is a GOOD thing!!
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:00 PM   #62
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If you think about it, gas vapors are heavier than air and the fridge is several feet off the ground. Not likely to cause problems in a TT where the fridge is also 20-30 feet away from the fuel fill of the TV.
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Attn moderator; isn't it time to retire this thread? Think the poll has ran its course and seems the %'s are in on who does what. You do or you don't and reasons are wide range. No right or wrong.

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Old 09-14-2013, 01:29 PM   #64
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Attn moderator; isn't it time to retire this thread? Think the poll has ran its course and seems the %'s are in on who does what. You do or you don't and reasons are wide range. No right or wrong.

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No, new members join everyday and some of our polls have been running for years so they can view them and vote.
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I'm curious why no one has thought about what happens in an accident. If the damage is severe enough you could very well have an open tank of pressurized propane spraying propane into the accident scene. Tanks are very safe normally but only if the valve is closed.

I just put a couple bags of ice in the freezer and it stays cold enough even off.
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Most new systems have a automatic high flow rate cutoff. Our tanks on our old JayFlight 29BHS had that. I assume the ASME tanks on motorhomes do as well.
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I've never seen a big explosion in an accident except for in cinema. A fire with a very delayed explosion... on very rare occasion. In real life it seems to be incredibly rare for vehicles to blow up. If so it is well after it has been burning for a while and everyone has already gotten away from the vehicle. No doubt there are instances where it's happened but so unlikely that I feel pretty safe over all. It's probably far more dangerous to be driving on a highway period. The risk being a crash that seriously injures or kills you on impact. Not so much because of an explosion due to propane or gasoline in a vehicle.
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It does happen though. Better safe then sorry.
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Since we are weighing risks here:
Risk of food poisoning because the food was over 40F (this is also a health department regulation)
Risk of fire / explosion

For me it isn't even a close call. We have babies and a small child and I believe that the risk of fire and or explosion is very low compared to the risk of food poisoning. I have a thermometer in both the freezer and refrigerator compartments. I carefully monitor the temperature to keep the refrigerator at around 32-34F and the freezer compartment as cold as I can keep it but never more than 0F.
Also to note the freezer should be less than -10F but must be at least less than 0F ice cannot do this only dry ice can. It is possible to use dry ice to cool the freezer compartment but it must be on top of the items being cooled. Also you should monitor the temperature to ensure the correct temperature is maintained.

I am curious if the posters on this thread that always turn off their fridge monitor the temps with a thermometer?
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I am curious if the posters on this thread that always turn off their fridge monitor the temps with a thermometer?

Michael, I agree with you 100%. Excessive food temperature risk is many times higher than the risk of explosion. Many people fear the propane system based on the fear conveyed by others and not based on facts and reasoning.

I have a wireless thermometer system mounted on the wall just above the thermostat. It continuously reads temperature and humidity in the camper, outside, refrigerator and freezer. It records the maximum and minimums as well.
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