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Old 08-17-2012, 12:51 AM   #21
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Our refrigerator has been on gas or electricity every day since 2005 on three different trailers. It is always cold.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:33 AM   #22
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Our refrigerator has been on gas or electricity every day since 2005 on three different trailers. It is always cold.
Does the fridge use a lot of gas? Do you leave it on while the TT is in storage?
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:48 PM   #23
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Does the fridge use a lot of gas? Do you leave it on while the TT is in storage?
Only if it is plugged in. It probably won't last more than 2 weeks otherwise since it needs 12 volt to operate.
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:26 PM   #24
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Only if it is plugged in. It probably won't last more than 2 weeks otherwise since it needs 12 volt to operate.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:07 PM   #25
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Well I guess I am the exception when it comes to traveling with the propane turned off. As far back as I remember Canadians in general never travel with their propane on. At one time I think it may have been illegal. I find I don't need to keep it on, even if traveling long distances. When we stop for lunch or a coffee break I'll turn the gas on and start the fridge.
Gas stations don't allow you to have open flames when your at the pumps. I'd be interested to know how many of you who travel with your propane on, pull over and shut off your tanks prior pulling up to the pumps. I know some of you may have electric fridges but I suspect the majority don't.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:59 PM   #26
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When I fuel up the travel trailer fridge vent is a good feet away from the gas pumps. I left it on the entire 4,000 mile trip we took and refueled MANY times and while something could always happen I think this was a good test.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:56 PM   #27
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Guess I'm in the minority here, but we have found that our fridge has enough insulation to keep stuff frozen for 8 hours or more, provided it was solidly frozen when put in a cold freezer that was turned on the night before. Therefore we do not run down the highway with anything running on gas. I have the fear that an open flame, even though it is several feet away from the gas pump, and even though it has never happened before to me, it will hit the right combination and disaster will strike. I have enough fear and consideration for the others at the gas pump to never take a chance on starting a fire/explosion. I never want to find out what happens when I got distracted and forgot to turn it off before pulling up to the pump, either. One may have traveled many thousands of miles with a gazillion stops for gas with the flame on, without a problem, but there is always that first time, and it may also be the last time. I don't want to be around when that happens, or worse, be responsible for it happening, just to save some food or keep some beer cold. JMHO.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:55 PM   #28
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:06 AM   #29
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Mine is always on when traveling.

Those who have a 3-way refrigerator (mostly pop-ups) should use the 12V option. If you stop for more than a half hour you should switch to propane.

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... I asked the dealer and they stated there are no issues with driving the frig on, or having the trailer out of level while running on propane.
Leveling and propane are not a related issue. The reason you are not concerned with level operation is when you are traveling the liquid in the system is constantly sloshing around and does not have a chance to pool. Running the refrigerator off-level while you are in a restaurant for an hour is not going to hurt anything. When set up camping you MUST be level whether you are on propane or electric.

I hope this clarified a point.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:10 AM   #30
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If it's cold when we leave I don't turn it on, if it's not been on long i'll leave it on. Mine needs to thaw out a bit sometimes anyway.
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