Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-14-2015, 09:39 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 117
I turn it on as soon as we get it home from the storage place, typically about 48 hours or so before we leave. One of my reasons is that I'd rather know if it's not working. We also load it up and run it on propane during the trips.
__________________

sirrealone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 07:17 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Nighthawk 96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Columbia SC
Posts: 571
My trailer is in my back yard and is always hooked up to 120v power. Turn fridge on 24 hours before leaving. Pack it the day we leave directly from house fridge. Run it on propane on the road.

My gas tank fill is on street side of TV and fridge is on curb side so it comes no where near a gas pump. If I were in a situation where fridge was near a gas pump I would turn it off.
__________________

__________________
2012 Toyota Tundra 5.7 Litre DoubleCab
6 speed, 4.30 Limited Slip, Tow Package
2013 Jayco White Hawk 27DSRL
2010 Jayco JayFlight 26BH sold
Yamaha EF2000is Generators (2)
1996 Honda CB750 Nighthawk
Nighthawk 96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 08:27 PM   #23
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Douglassville
Posts: 31
I am not sure why you would turn it off in transit? They are designed to run on propane while driving. Am I missing something?
__________________
Jamie

2005 Jayco Jay Feather 23B -- current
1999 Chevy Suburban 1500 -- current

2001 Coleman Bayside Elite
2003 GMC Sonoma ZR2 Quad Cab
Jhmlbrgr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 09:34 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
troutslayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NW AR (God's Country)
Posts: 1,847
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jhmlbrgr View Post
I am not sure why you would turn it off in transit? They are designed to run on propane while driving. Am I missing something?
Just in case you forget to turn it off when filling up with fuel. On my fiver, my TV fuel door is pretty far away from the frig. but it could be close to the guy next to me or behind me. My owners manual says that it's o.k. to run them while underway so safety would be the only reason I can think of. I don't run mine while traveling.
__________________
Skip

2012 Eagle Super Lite HT 26.5RKS
2005 GMC 2500 SLT HD D/A
troutslayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 10:52 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Kunkletown PA
Posts: 115
Our last trip we plugged it in the night before, loaded up and rolled out around 1. 2 hour trip. Traveled with it off. Everything stay nice and cold. Extra bag of ice in the freezer stayed frozen.
__________________
2008 Toyota Tacoma Off Road
2015 264BHW
Angus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2015, 07:51 AM   #26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Sebastian FL
Posts: 195
We start the fridge on Propane at the storage yard the day before we leave. The storage yard is about 3 miles away so on the morning we leave, I drive it home to fill the fridge and pack any last minute items. Since everything goes directly from one fridge to the other, we don't bother with coolers.

We have always run the fridge on propane when we drive and in the old RV we ran it on propane for the entire trip. The current TT has an auto setting so we leave it on that. In the class C, the fridge was on the opposite side from the gas fill and on the current TT, it is some 30 feet away. We normally do not shut down the fridge when fueling, but do if the fridge will be near any pumps.

If we will be traveling through tunnels, we shut off the propane at the tanks.
__________________

John & Nancy
Jay Feather 25Z 2007
Ford F-150 XLT 5.4 Triton 2008
TeamFoxy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2015, 08:06 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
mike837go's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Campbell Hall
Posts: 2,837
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jhmlbrgr View Post
I am not sure why you would turn it off in transit? They are designed to run on propane while driving. Am I missing something?
Those of us who are rather safety-conscious feel that leaving the propane system on while traveling is an unnecessary risk.
__________________
TT 2015 19RD "TheJayco"
TV 2003 F-350 "Montblanc" - Housebroken chore truck


Sitting in The Cheap Seats.
And proud of it!
mike837go is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2015, 08:35 AM   #28
Senior Member
 
Scoutr2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Bartonville
Posts: 509
Quote:
Originally Posted by mike837go View Post
Those of us who are rather safety-conscious feel that leaving the propane system on while traveling is an unnecessary risk.
Make that "Extra" safety-conscious. I am safety-conscious, as well, but see no risk involved in running on propane while driving. In fact, I think the chance of food poisoning from a fridge that warms up too much is of greater risk. I had that happen once on a very long, hot day driving across SD, and had to dump $60 worth of meat and other spoil-able food rather than take a chance on eating it.

There's nothing wrong with turning it off for peace of mind, though. Not pooh-poohing your decision, just pointing out there could be a risk to a long day's travel with the fridge turned off.
__________________

Scoutr2 (Mike)
2015 Jay Flight 32RLDS Elite
2012 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab LTZ (6.6L Duramax/Allison)
Equalizer Hitch (1200# bars)
Scoutr2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2015, 08:45 AM   #29
Senior Member
 
mike837go's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Campbell Hall
Posts: 2,837
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scoutr2 View Post
Make that "Extra" safety-conscious. I am safety-conscious, as well, but see no risk involved in running on propane while driving. In fact, I think the chance of food poisoning from a fridge that warms up too much is of greater risk. I had that happen once on a very long, hot day driving across SD, and had to dump $60 worth of meat and other spoil-able food rather than take a chance on eating it.

There's nothing wrong with turning it off for peace of mind, though. Not pooh-poohing your decision, just pointing out there could be a risk to a long day's travel with the fridge turned off.
Personally, our trips are under 4 hours. From just north of the NYC metro area to The Adirondacks. The choice between an unnoticed propane leak vs. potentially spoiled food is an easy one.


I use power tools and dangerous gasses routinely. I still have all my fingers, toes, eyes, etc. If that labels me "Extra" Safety-conscious. It is a badge I will wear proudly.
__________________
TT 2015 19RD "TheJayco"
TV 2003 F-350 "Montblanc" - Housebroken chore truck


Sitting in The Cheap Seats.
And proud of it!
mike837go is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2015, 08:52 AM   #30
Senior Member
 
Scoutr2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Bartonville
Posts: 509
Quote:
Originally Posted by mike837go View Post
Personally, our trips are under 4 hours. From just north of the NYC metro area to The Adirondacks. The choice between an unnoticed propane leak vs. potentially spoiled food is an easy one.
As I stated early on in this thread, there will be folks who disagree with running the fridge while driving. It is a personal decision and I don't think less of anyone who disagrees. But the vast majority run their fridges while driving. I am one of them.
__________________

__________________

Scoutr2 (Mike)
2015 Jay Flight 32RLDS Elite
2012 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab LTZ (6.6L Duramax/Allison)
Equalizer Hitch (1200# bars)
Scoutr2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.