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Old 04-07-2015, 08:52 AM   #31
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I still believe propane should be off when traveling, when at our Jayco dealer picking up new 284 the shop manager stated while going through the trailer to always when traveling to shut off propane.. Maybe just as some say following 'manufacturers' requirements, maybe really simply common sense also as he pointed out several things that were not in the manual that were helpfull...
I mean really can a sealed system ever leak knowing that our road system is in such great condition.


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Old 04-07-2015, 09:14 AM   #32
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I am reminded of the line from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean, "it be more of a guideline than a rule".....
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:13 AM   #33
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We have ours on electric while we're towing, and switch it to propane when we get where we're going. Saves on the propane that way, and no problems at gas stations.
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:01 PM   #34
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Say, have you read about all the gas stations blowing up from fumes being ignited by RV refrigerators? No? Me either. In fact, I've never heard of that happening. I never shut my fridge off when traveling. Never. Not ignorant either, just able to think for myself, and understand what is or isn't a hazard.
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:07 PM   #35
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We have ours on electric while we're towing, and switch it to propane when we get where we're going. Saves on the propane that way, and no problems at gas stations.
Not sure what make/model of fridge you have, but mine does not operate on 12V - only propane or shore power, that is, unless I'm missing something big. I can find no reference in my owner's manual or the fridge info in my packet that indicates I can run the fridge on electric while driving.

That said, I do know there are some - my Coleman popup was capable of operating on propane, 12V DC, and 120V AC. (But it had to be manually switched to any of those modes.)
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:16 PM   #36
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Some of the newer big rigs have a AC only fridge that is powered by a onboard inverter to convert 12dc to 120vac.

Could be that is his reference, don't know.

What I do know is most people that run theirs, including me, don't do it out of ignorance and it is not worth having a detailed discussion/ argument about why you do or don't. If I was going thru a tunnel or any area marked properly, I would obey the law.

If not illegal, it's a personal preference.
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:02 PM   #37
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If not illegal, it's a personal preference.
Here, here. So long as information is available and considered, the personal preference is a result of an educated decision based on both facts and experience - and shouldn't be challenged.

IMHO - although it IS a personal choice, IF additional facts (such as evolving rules, regulations, laws) come to light, it is worth adding to this or similar posts (6 others at this time) the links to that new factual information.
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No disagreement Hattie. It just is not very productive to do anything but disagree on some items.
New information is certainly welcome. That is a productive addition to this discussion.
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:17 PM   #39
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Poll and discussion on the subject:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...oll-15414.html
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The residental (120v only) fridges do have 1000w inverters for them, this allows them to run off the TV battery supply while in tow. For those not familiar with inverters, they convert DC voltage to AC and in this case 12vdc to 120vac. If you have a genset then you could also run your fridge off that while in tow.
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