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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 08-25-2014, 07:58 PM   #81
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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.
1. Good post. But lets consider all of the factors.
2. 6 amps @ 120V = 60 amps @ 12V (Plus inverter AND power factor losses)
3. Residential refrigerators use a compressor. No unity power factor there. More like .7 or less.
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:03 PM   #82
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We always travel with the fridge on even when refueling. Not many tunnels within driving distance of the Texas Panhandle ...... Never been in one with my 5'er hooked up ......
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Old 10-28-2014, 04:56 PM   #83
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We were discussing this very topic at work the other day. One co-worker brought up an interesting point that I thought I knew the answer, but not sure now. When the fridge is running on propane, does the propane burner cycle "on" and "off" as needed or does it burn all the time? I assumed it burned all the time.
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:50 PM   #84
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It cycles the same as the elec when it reaches set point that's the beauty of elec ignition. The old units, pre elec ignition had a pilot which would occasionally blow out while going down the road.
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:05 PM   #85
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Always travel with propane off (since the 70's with the first camper). In general to many districts it is not allowed to have propane on, like tunnels, ferries etc.. Maybe 99% there will nothing ever happen and then comes the 1% along. The insurance company would not cover ignorance. If a Fridge is cold it will stay cold enough during travel. If worried a converter is safer route to go. And for the ones talking about converters be sure to get the facts straight. Propane connections can loosen up during travel. Even a brand new unit can have loose connections which will just pass PDI. I checked 5 connections and 3 of them where not tighten enough. Don't forget if they have a new trainee in the RV mfg. plant do you think he will be up to snuff. Hey I had a furnace which was improper installed; the combustion vent was not connected proper. Can they avoid those things in a mfg. plant NO. You cannot have an another person watch another his work. So it is up to every individual what risk they want to take by leaving the propane bottle open during travel.
That's why they say; "Ignorance is Bliss". Happy Travels!
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Old 10-29-2014, 07:15 PM   #86
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Okay, that explains why sometimes when I'm parked at the gasoline refinery sometimes I can hear it burning and other times I can't. I thought it was my hearing playing tricks.
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Old 10-29-2014, 07:21 PM   #87
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Always travel with it on .
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:34 PM   #88
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I prefer to weigh on the side of caution, and what the laws are, its for our safety only on when stopped for us, it stays cool for us until we get where we are going .
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