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Old 06-30-2016, 08:20 AM   #11
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Ours stays on "Auto" while we're on a trip. If I want it to run off propane while we travel, then I just open the propane tank. Usually for longer trips and depends what's in the fridge, but doesn't really matter.

Turn it off when gassing up and tunnels (I hear - never towed through a tunnel yet :-)
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:26 AM   #12
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We are supposed to keep the RV level when running the propane fridge. If we are climbing a steep grade of say 8% how would that affect the fridge?
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:36 AM   #13
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We keep our FW plugged all year long, but do not run the fridge until a couple of days before taking off with it. Run it on electricity until we hook up the night before we leave when it goes on propane. Hook up the night before because we also hook a boat behind the FW for the trip to the lake and fishing. We do not turn the propane off while on the road and we travel over a lot of up and down, including a pass that rises above 9,000 feet from the 5,000 ft+ that we leave from. I don't believe temporary variances from "level" will harm the fridge, it's only when it sits for too long in a position that isn't pretty level does the fridge get finicky.
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:47 AM   #14
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Nope. Its not a safety issue. I find it unnecessary. Ice in the freezer in soda bottles keeps everything cold even for nine hours of driving in the desert.

For sure its the tiny Norcold.. Would want to test first on a bigger one..without food.
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Don't know if this adds much clarity or not, but we do run our propane fridge while traveling down the road and refueling diesel. Some commercial vehicles actually run off of propane only (the Schwann's food delivery truck for instance) and not gas or diesel.
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Old 06-30-2016, 01:31 PM   #16
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We are supposed to keep the RV level when running the propane fridge. If we are climbing a steep grade of say 8% how would that affect the fridge?
The BEST thing for a propane fridge is the rocking of going up and down the road. Keeps everything flowing, now a long multi-hour uphill (if that's possible anywhere) might not be good....
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Old 06-30-2016, 02:17 PM   #17
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Voice of paranoid couple:


"We simply do not drive with the propane tanks open."


If I could rig enough power from the truck's alternator to keep the fridge operating while underway, I would.
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Old 06-30-2016, 02:48 PM   #18
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I limit my driving to about 5-6 hours or 300 miles and my fridge stays cold with no power. My next trip will test my new 12 cf Norcold in my Precept 31ul. I will check it with the new infrared temp guage and let you know the findings.
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We are supposed to keep the RV level when running the propane fridge. If we are climbing a steep grade of say 8% how would that affect the fridge?
It doesn't. Level is only a requirement when the TT is stationary; as the fluid & vapors are dependent on gravity pulling them down.

When moving, the motion of the TT keeps fluid & vapor moving.
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Old 06-30-2016, 05:44 PM   #20
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Yes, we leave the propane on. I didn't realize I should turn in off at the gas pump when I have my cigarette break.
When we had a motorhome, it had a 3-way (110, 12 volt or gas) refrigerator. We just left it on automatic and it would run on 12 volt while driving. If my memory serves me right, our old Flagstaff pop-up also had a 3-way refer. I wish our trailer had the same, but the 2-way works just fine.
btw, just kidding about the smoking thing. I don't smoke cigarettes.
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