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Old 05-07-2013, 07:14 PM   #1
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Neewbie Question concerning Fridge

Can you travel with the fridge in the gas mode while traveling so its cold when you get to your destination?????
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:28 PM   #2
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Not legally, but many of us do it including me. I'll turn it off before fueling up however.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:44 PM   #3
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Your fridge will retain its cold for 6 hours IF YOU DONT OPEN THE DOOR
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:22 PM   #4
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From what I have heard, but I have not verified, that it depends on the state. I have been told in Minnesota it is legal, but the gas has to be turned off if you pull into a gas station.
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I've never heard of such a law in California. Mine is on when I travel.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:22 AM   #6
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We NEVER travel with the gas on. There are many opinions on this but we do not do it. The newer refrigerators are made like an ice chest so you don't have to run the gas. As Seann45 stated, they stay cold for several hours. Have it cold for a few days before you leave, pack it full (it stays cooler with more food) and then turn on the gas at camp ground.
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I just looked up the 2012 Minnesota State Statue on Pressurized Flammable gas;

169.762 PRESSURIZED FLAMMABLE GAS.
Subdivision 1.Marking required.
Any vehicle within this state which carries liquefied petroleum gas fuel or natural gas in a tank attached to the vehicle in any concealed area, including but not limited to trunks, compartments, or under the vehicle, shall display on the exterior of the vehicle the words "Pressurized Flammable Gas," or a standard abbreviation or symbol as determined by the Department of Public Safety, in block letters at least two inches high. The letters shall be of contrasting colors and shall be placed as near as possible to the area where the tank is located.
Subd. 2.Dispensing prohibition.
No person shall dispense liquefied petroleum gas fuel or natural gas into any tank in a concealed area of a vehicle unless the vehicle is in compliance with the requirements of subdivision 1.
Subd. 3.Penalty.
Any owner convicted of violating the provisions of subdivision 1 or 2 is guilty of a misdemeanor.

I see I am breaking the law as I do not have any labels to my knowledge stating I have “Pressurized Flammable Gas” on board.
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Neewbie Question concerning Fridge

If your talks are mounted on the tongue as most are, they are not concealed.
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I agree with Meathead.. the tongue of the trailer under a plastic cover doesn't meet the definition of concealed in my book. Getting back to the OP's question...yes I run the fridge on gas while traveling. Although you can smell gasoline fumes occasionally while at the gas station, they are not concentrated enough to support combustion unless your ignition source is pretty close to the filler opening where the vapors escape. Also they tend to concentrate very close to ground level and in my TT the fridge burner is over 4 feet off the ground. I don't lose much sleep over the refueling situation.
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If you're worried about running the fridge on gas while traveling, why not use the 12 volts?
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