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Old 05-08-2013, 06:58 AM   #11
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If you're worried about running the fridge on gas while traveling, why not use the 12 volts?
12V or auto is the propane option when no electric service is hooked up. 120V uses no propane.

I used to travel with it on, but now I don't due to the hazards. Pack it and pre-chill it then turn it off and go. Once I get there I turn it on before I register to get it cold while setting up on the propane mode.
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I travel with it on-- Don't want warm beer upon arrival at the CG Larry. ps you should be aware of the rules concerning some bridges and tunnels that don't allow propane at all.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:33 PM   #13
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Neewbie Question concerning Fridge

I always travel with it on propane. It has never blown out to my knowledge. I will be traveling this summer from MA to Hersey Park. I will have to make sure I will not be traveling any routes that don't allow propane.
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Will the fridge work on the 12 volt system all the fridge says is auto or gas?
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:49 PM   #15
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Most travel trailers, with few exceptions, are 2-way (gas or 120V). Most 3-ways (gas, 120V, 12V) are generally only found in pop-ups.
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Will the fridge work on the 12 volt system all the fridge says is auto or gas?
Gas = 12v for the pilot, thermostat and gas to chill.
Auto = only electric when power is provided to the Camper. If power is lost then it will automatically change to 12V and propane (if your valve is open).

If you shut off your propane tanks then the fridge will not work and flash after so many failed attempts to light the pilot regardless of setting. You will need to switch the fridge off to clear the code and turn back it on.
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Besides "pre-chilling" the fridge 12+ hours before departure, we generally put a frozen 1 gal. milk container (water...not milk) on an upper shelf when we leave. Without opening the door, that's maintained an adequate temp. for about 24 hours without power (and also provides really cold drinking water later on). Additionally, consider pre-freezing any refrigerated items that can be frozen prior to departure, and putting as many of these as you can in the freezer compartment with the remainder in the lower compartment. I'm not necessarily against running with the propane on, just prefer to conserve the gas for hot showers.
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