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Old 04-15-2016, 09:23 PM   #11
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Refrigerator Cooling Time?

Luke driving down the road has a risk. So does anything including running frig on lp towing. But many do including me. There is a safety shutoff if a line was to rupture. Turn your tank on real quick with it connected and it may trip it.... So I consider it as safe as driving the rig to the campground...
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:29 PM   #12
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safe to tow with on propane.
That is about the most debated topic on this forum. some say yes some say no way. If you cool your fridge down to temp and throw a bag of ice in the bottom it will stay cold for hours while you drive to your CG that is what I do. I check temp at the CG then turn it back on.
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:33 PM   #13
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Depending on the length of your drive, outside temp, and how full the fridge is you can shut off the lp if you're uncomfortable having it on when traveling. A well stocked refer will stay cold for quite a few hours as long as it was cold to start with and you don't stop and open the door repeatedly.
I've always traveled with the lp on and had no issues....a buddy of mine always shuts his off.
I guess it's personal preference. Just do what you're comfortable with and enjoy the trip!
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:34 PM   #14
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Is it safe to tow with it on LP?
That's a huge topic on this site.

The reality is that it will not damage your equipment. So in that respect it is safe.

The safety issues are...
having your propane tank turned on if there is an accident or incident and
having an open flame if you pull into a gas station or other place where there may be flammable vapors.

In addition to safety issues, there are laws that may require you to turn your propane off in tunnels, when refueling, etc.
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Is it safe to tow with it on LP?
Loaded question. Only thing worse to ask is if you can tow a 5er with a 1/2 ton truck!

I'm avoiding the debate!
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Old 04-15-2016, 11:45 PM   #16
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Loaded question. Only thing worse to ask is if you can tow a 5er with a 1/2 ton truck!

I'm avoiding the debate!
You could also ask, how much better is GM than Ford?

I run mine on. I find the propane scarier to sleep with on than to tow with on and I sleep with it on!
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Old 04-16-2016, 06:57 AM   #17
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I always start my refrigerator on electricity a week before a trip, and I allow 24 hours before I put anything in it.

The valves on my propane tanks are normally shut off when the camper is parked in my driveway. I always turn one on just before unhooking and leaving on a trip, so the refrigerator will continue to work going down the road. I usually light the stove and let it burn for a minute or so to clear the air from the lines so the refrigerator will switch seamlessly from electricity to propane.
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You could also ask, how much better is GM than Ford?

I run mine on. I find the propane scarier to sleep with on than to tow with on and I sleep with it on!
That other question doesn't even need to be asked!!!

Luke,

I also run my fridge going down the road. We haven't camped far enough away yet that we need to gas up while traveling. Though a 36g tank does help avoid that.

Duke,

While it is morning already, and you have received answers to your question, to add we also turn the fridge on a day early before packing it to get it good and cold. It can take a while depending on outside temp, and humidity. I have started to start it on propane the last few time just to get a "jump start" on cooling the fridge down since we keep our trailer about 10 minutes from the house. Once in our driveway though I usually switch it over to electric after a short time.

Hope you had a great time at Camp Driveway!!!
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Refrigerator Cooling Time?

Thank you all! The fridge is good and cold this morning! I will definitely remember to start it up a day early from now on.

Was definitely a good night at Camp Driveway! Kids are up and just got done cooking breakfast. Will be staying another night


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I turn mine on with electric 24 hours before we fill it with cold things from house but it's cold in about 6-8 hours. After the 24 hours we switch to gas to roll. Dealership told me gas is slower.
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