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Old 07-13-2015, 06:43 PM   #11
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Pre cool. Load and go. I do not run when on the road unless on the road for more than 4 hours.
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Old 07-13-2015, 06:59 PM   #12
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I fill mine up every time never had a problem.

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Old 07-13-2015, 07:57 PM   #13
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We have always turned ours on "auto" a day or two before leaving while having it plugged into home electric. I buy the groceries usually the day before we leave and unload directly into the TT frig/freezer including several bags of ice just purchased for the coolers that we use for sodas. We let the frig on propane while traveling which usually isn't more than an hour away and we've done this for years without problem.
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:29 PM   #14
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We pre-cool & pre-load too then use refrigerator spring adjustable white bars from Camco to keep things from moving around. They can be found at Camping World or Amazon for example.
I pre-cool the fridge on propane the day before. It will be cold when you are ready to load. The spring-loaded bars work fine, however, I found similar single bars at WalMart a LOT cheaper than the ones at Camping World. They are actually adjustable curtain rods made to be tensioned on the inside of a window opening. They are quite adjustable and work well in the fridge.

I run my fridge on propane when traveling, but turn it off briefly when refueling my truck - don't want the open flame at the gas pumps. If you keep the fridge set to "Auto," it will switch to electricity when you plug into shore power. Then it will switch back to propane when you unplug the shore power.

That said - you will get folks here who recommend you not travel with the fridge running. Others, like me, do. The Owners Manual says not to, but they have their legal department insisting on that - it's a liability issue. My dealer said it is perfectly fine and they advise owners to do it. But in the end, it is a personal decision that you must make.
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:57 PM   #15
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Our fridge runs from the day the trailer comes out of storage in the spring to the day it goes back into storage. During the summer when the trailer isn't used, it's plugged in at home and the fridge is on. We keep stuff like bottled water, beer, canned drinks, beer, maybe some wine, beer... Basically stuff that won't go bad if the fridge stopped working.

The day before a trip, that's when we load it with the other stuff we'll need, and as we're packing up to go, we throw the last few items into the fridge. We run on auto, so the fridge is on propane during the trip. Everything (especially the beer) is cold by the time we get to the campground.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:07 PM   #16
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Turn it on 2 days before trip. Load all the items the day before the trip. Let it run on propane while traveling. Refrigerator was designed to be used that way.
Same here...
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Old 07-13-2015, 10:40 PM   #17
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We never had any issues. Typically turn on the frig the day before. I have found our frig cools to about 40 degrees in about 4 hours. I think the only glass we put in it is glass jars, which typically goes in the door. While traveling we make sure to pack things, so the are stable. When we get to our destination, open the frig for the first time ever really slowly, just in case something shifted.

Never had an issue, we probably have 10K miles on this htt. Parents have had tt's for 30+ years, and I do not recall them having any issue either.
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I know this is going to start another whole discussion. The day we picked our RV up at the dealer,(we spent one night in the dealer's RV site to check the camper out) the wife turned the fridge on, stocked it, and it has not been off yet. Always travel with it stocked and no problems to day.

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There really is no right or wrong way to use it. What ever your preference is for the fridge, then do it.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:06 AM   #20
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As others have said, we turn ours on the day before, plugged into shore power. Load some beer and water that nite then the rest of the stuff in the morning before we hit the road. Keep Rolling Rock glass beer bottles in the door with all things packed tightly so it doesn't shift around. Never had a problem and run on propane (automatic setting) while we tow. No tunnels here also.
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