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Old 01-14-2018, 06:58 PM   #1
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Keeping food cold on the road?

Hi All,
When we went on longer trips last summer I had the fridge on before the trip then loaded the food into it. However I shut the unit off while we were traveling. As a result our food warmed,and I had some freezer melt, etc. The next trip we used a cooler but upon arrival it was hot and took the fridge a while to get down to temp... I saw a facebook post where someone said they left the fridge propane on while on the road so they didn't have to use a cooler or risk loss of food.

Do people leave their propane on to run the fridge when they travel? Is that safe? We thought that it increased risk of explosion in an accident? Want to be ready next season if it ever warms up here...brrr....I hope to keep the fridge loaded and on ready to go to make leaving easier...

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Old 01-14-2018, 07:00 PM   #2
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I'm on my third motorhome and always run the refrigerator on the road. Just make sure you turn it off when refueling!

You'll get varying opinions, I have never had any problems in many years of traveling.
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On yes, many of us do. Check out this travel with frig on poll.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...oll-15414.html
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:05 PM   #4
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Not a motorhome but ran the propane fridge in our camper 100% of the time while traveling over the last 3 years.
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:09 PM   #5
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I for one leave the propane on while traveling except when on the ferry or at a fuel station. If that makes you uncomfortable you can use supplemental cooling from ice bags and frozen food in the fridge during travel.
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:13 PM   #6
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Yes, unless there is a tunnel forbidding it, then we pull over and turn it off.

My fridge is on the curb side, so when refueling it is on the opposite side of the pumps from my trucks fuel door. I always use outside lanes when fueling so I'm not concerned about the fridge running in the open air.

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Old 01-14-2018, 07:19 PM   #7
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While we keep the fridge on, the other thing we did was invest in a premium cooler.



One bag of ice lasts for a couple of weeks.
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:50 PM   #8
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Always on

We never turn off the propane & run the fridge except to refuel or fill propane - haven't found a tunnel that said anything about turning off propane yet & probably won't go on a ferry
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Yes, unless there is a tunnel forbidding it, then we pull over and turn it off.

My fridge is on the curb side, so when refueling it is on the opposite side of the pumps from my trucks fuel door. I always use outside lanes when fueling so I'm not concerned about the fridge running in the open air.

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I donít even turn it off when fueling. More important things to worry about in life than the .0000000001% chance that my camper will explode.




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