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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 01-05-2014, 08:14 PM   #71
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I never travel with the propane tanks open let alone anything on.
in My 06 Hybrid I did NOT even fill the tanks for years. Florida camping does not require heat...lol
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:13 AM   #72
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I turn the propane off in our Pinnacle when going down the road. If we stop for any length of time and it is hot out, I turn the propane back on. If I am really worried about the frig, I run the genset going down the road. We we purchased our Pinnacle, Camping World told us it is illegal to have the propane tanks open when driving down the road.
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:59 PM   #73
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Yes, when I tow, the fridge stays on. There's nothing unsafe about it. Some laws are just ridiculously petty.
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:05 AM   #74
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Our fridge remains on from Memorial Day through Labor Day. It is set to "Auto" so once we get home and plug in it is on AC, but the second we unplug and hit the road it's on propane until we return or until we plug in at a campsite. Most of our camping does not include power on the campground sites so we are on propane. We have no tunnels to speak of. If I was traveling through one I would not turn it off unless instructed specifically to do so. Refueling with propane on is not an issue.
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:08 PM   #75
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:26 PM   #76
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Same on my '14.
I have only seen a few 3 way refrigerators mainly because of the large DC current draw required to keep the coil hot.
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:15 PM   #77
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I fire my fridge up the morning before we head out and shut it off when we head home. The tanks are shut off when I unhook at the storage lot.
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:37 PM   #78
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I never turn my fridge off. When I am home I plug into 110v and keep everything running and ready to use except in the winter when I winterize, but I still keep plugged in and use small electric heaters to keep the inside above freezing and I keep the fridge running. On the road I either let the fridge run off propane or I turn on the inverter and let it run off 110v while towing.
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:17 PM   #79
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Yes, I do travel with the fridge on, propane is turned off before entering the gas station, tunnels and Ferries. I also inspect all the gas lines and connections before every trip with a bottle of soapy water too.
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:26 PM   #80
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Fortunately at least one manufacturer is replacing all of their absorption refrigerators with household units. They did some really cool research and found that common new residential refrigerators only pull about 6 Amps @ 120VAC while running. That translates into 720 watts at 1 power factor. This means any common 1,000 watt inverter in any MH or TT can run it. The other thing they noticed is the residential refrigerators are over $1k less than even a much smaller RV fridge. How the company did this is clever, they pared an inexpensive inverter, charger combination unit with a automatic generator start system. That means that when the battery voltage drops below a preset amount the generator automatically starts, charges the batteries and then shuts down. The entire microprocessor controlled system is much less than the propane refrigerator cost! On towable units without a generator it would be more complex but I suspect it would still be cheaper even if you had to add an inexpensive generator. This would greatly simplify the whole topic about leaving the refrigerator on while driving, fueling, tunnels, bridges, and ferries. No one expects people to shut down their electrical system! I suppose you should disable the auto generator start feature when on a ferry but since they allow cars to idle they may not complain about a generator.
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