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Old 09-13-2017, 07:23 PM   #1
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We are new Jayco owners, glad to find this forum. We own a Jay Flight our 2nd trip is in two days, when should I start to pre cool my frig?
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:31 PM   #2
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After you flip the camper right side up.


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Lol. Sorry. Couldn't resist. The answer to your question is at least 24 hours before use. I leave mine on all the time at home.


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Congratulations on the Jay Flight and welcome to the forum.

We usually start 2 days before leaving. We first run the fridge on propane for a few hours to be sure it is working in that mode, then we switch to electric. We also have everything cooled down or frozen before loading the TT fridge. BTW, if you are short on time, your fridge will cool down faster on propane than electric.
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We cool ours down 24 hours in advance on electric after making sure it will run on propane, then load the cold food in. We switch back to propane just before leaving to keep our food and drinks cold while traveling.

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We cool ours down 24 hours in advance on electric after making sure it will run on propane, then load the cold food in. We switch back to propane just before leaving to keep our food and drinks cold while traveling.

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X 2 here. I switch over to propane when I first start up the fridge to make sure it is working on propane, then switch to electric. Then 10 minutes before departure switch to propane to confirm fridge is working on propane.
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Welcome to the forum, and nice trailer!

I typically turn ours on the night before, mainly because we start loading stuff up. I have never really checked it, but it seems to cool down plenty enough within a few hours (even on electric mode).

The idea of testing the gas portion of it is a good one. One time when leaving for a trip I unplugged the camper to get on the road to find out the fridge would not run on gas. Reset it several times to no avail. Gas was at the range, but fridge would not light. After a while of trial and error and tinkering, finally figured out the tube area where the pilot is located was completely plugged with a mud dauber nest

I noticed you have nice looking (aluminum?) wheels on your trailer. I am surprised to see that with the SLX model, or did you add those?
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It depends upon where you park the trailer. Most of the answers above seem to have access to the TT. We park our in a storage area. We do two things. First, test all of the appliances to assure they work. 2 days before a trip we put 3 to 4 bottles of frozen water in the fridge and freezer. Then, when we bring the TT home the night before leaving we hook it up to the electricity. We've tested this and it cuts the cooling time almost in half. Beware, in some states you cannot travel with propane on and there are some restrictions in tunnels. Frozen water bottles can always get you through at least a few hours.
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