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Old 10-28-2011, 10:27 AM   #1
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We just purchased a 2006 Jayco Jayflight fifth wheel 27.5 RLS and the refrigerator is only two way (propane and AC electric).

My question is should the refrigerator be operating on propane when travelling between campsites?

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Old 10-28-2011, 10:34 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, macleadv! There have been some debates about this but most run the fridge on propane when traveling, only real way to keep your stuff cold. I know I do. It may be a good idea to turn it off when fueling your truck though.

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Old 10-28-2011, 02:47 PM   #3
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:35 PM   #4
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Count me in on the propane side.
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:31 PM   #5
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Yup, propane for travel or boondocking.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:57 PM   #6
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Always on propane when traveling.
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:42 PM   #7
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I had propane probs at the start of this week's trip. No gas, no fridge. Had pre-cooled for 24 hrs prior. We traveled about 6 hrs before I got back on shore power. The ice cubes I put in the freezer were still good.
Moral of the story may be that a good chill-down can get you through.
The weather was mild which helped as did my newly installed maxx air.
I also installed the 12v fridge fan prior to this trip and I think it's great.
Back to the thread,
I run on gas while in motion, if it works.

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Old 10-28-2011, 10:21 PM   #8
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Yes, propane while travling.
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:53 PM   #9
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Precool before you leave with electric, then flip the switch to PROPANE and get on the road.
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:08 AM   #10
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we precool,actually keep plugged in & ready to go,and never go down the road with the propane on.never had an icecube melt so far and we have had a brutal hot summer.we do have the insulation upgrade and the thick window shades,might be the difference.
I just dont feal safe going down the road with gas on,but I work on propane central furnaces and have seen what can happen with a gas leak that gets to the perfect 8% mixture

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