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Old 04-18-2018, 11:09 AM   #1
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Gas Refrigerator Question

I have been reading up on how to de-winterize my camper and while researching that I read that someone stated that they run their refrigerator on gas while driving so the items can be loaded at home just prior to their trip. Is this safe and okay to do?
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Old 04-18-2018, 11:15 AM   #2
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Tons of people do it, including myself. Apparently it makes other people nervous, which is fine, and they choose not to. The biggest thing with fridges burning propane is to keep them reasonably level so the flame stays centered in the burner tube.
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:55 PM   #3
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. . . Apparently it makes other people nervous, which is fine, . . . .
That made me laugh! I do understand and I think I can be comfortable with that. That will sure make a nice difference in how I need to transport my perishables. Thanks for your input!
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Old 04-18-2018, 02:36 PM   #4
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Yes

We have traveled with our fridge on for 40 years without a problem - we only turn it off to refuel - there will always be people that are afraid of what they donít understand
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Old 04-18-2018, 06:38 PM   #5
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Took me 2 years before I traveled with the fridge on propane. Not sure what took me so long.
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Old 04-20-2018, 11:27 PM   #6
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We have been RVing for 20 years and have always used the propane for the fridge. I've never turned it off while gassing up the truck. Never had a problem. If the pilot goes out the safety kicks in and turns off the gas.
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Also, the propane works much better for fridge cooling than the electric or battery option. That's years of experience IMHO.
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Old 04-21-2018, 04:44 AM   #8
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The only time my refrigerator is turned off is when defrosting the freezer.
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This article may be of interest to all you "Never had a problem" folks....

Gas-station fire destroys Indiana couple’s RV - News - Houma Today - Houma, LA

It might be more appropriate to say "Never had a problem.. yet"
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Old 04-21-2018, 09:58 AM   #10
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Propane is not easy to ignite. It will only burn when the air mixture is between 2.15% and 9.6%. Anymore or less and it will not ignite. If a line is cut the flow of propane will shut off.

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