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Old 09-18-2017, 09:21 PM   #1
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Refrigerator question

I have a 2017 Jayco 23RLSW and leaving for ur first extended trip tomorrow. I would like to run the refrigerator as we travel. I did not see a definitive answer regarding travelling using propane in tis situation. So, I look to the experienced folks on this forum to see if this a yea or a nay!
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:27 PM   #2
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Every time I go down the highway the fridge is on propane. When I stop to fill up normally I leave the fridge going. There is about 25 feet from the gas pump to where the fridge is.

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Old 09-18-2017, 10:05 PM   #3
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It's OK to have the fridge on propane going down the highway, unless it is posted otherwise (for tunnels, etc.).

There is no definitive answer to leaving the fridge on when getting fuel; some do shut off the fridge and some do not.

Would it be safer to shutoff the fridge? Most would say yes, but even many of those that say 'yes' say the odds of leaving the fridge on and having it cause a fire are very slim and so leave the fridge on.

As far as I know, no one on this forum has caused a fire by leaving their RV fridge on while fueling.

IMO the definitive question is 'How risk averse are you?'
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:11 PM   #4
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Mine runs going down the road. I don't want my food to get hot and I don't wanna pay for ice. There should be no issue doing it. I think much much older models had some caviots but there are so many safety systems in the new ones it's not much of an issue. Except gas stations and tunnels/posted areas.
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:40 AM   #5
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The only time I have shut it off is when I fill the propane. That's a little to close.
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Old 09-19-2017, 05:43 AM   #6
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Great, thanks for the help! We're heading out in about an hour, first long trip!
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:23 AM   #7
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We travel with the refrigerator on and have had no issues as well. Safe travels on your journey!!!
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:40 AM   #8
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Have fun! Safe Travels! WE leave ours on when traveling. I think the tunnel thing might be a state by state thing. I spent a lot of time looking up this answer as we have a tunnel in downtown Minneapolis MN, and a few along the north shore. After a lot of searching I found an ordinance on the subject, and it stated that only Bulk carriers where ban. Spare tanks that were not in use had to be turned off, and properly secured. How I read the ordinance, it was legal to drive through the tunnel with the Frig on, but it did not directly use an RV frig as an example. So I do.
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Old 09-24-2017, 04:03 PM   #9
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We have a 2017 Jayco Greyhawk. This last trip we got the "Li oP" on the Norcold Refrigerator. Any ideas? I checked the site and our serial number is not in the recall list. It is a 1210T.

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