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Old 08-25-2014, 04:26 PM   #1
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Refrig safety question

Is it safe to travel with the refrigerator running on gas? We are leaving for vacation for Labor Day and my plans are to initially cool down the refrig with shore power and then switch to gas operation for the 6 hour travel time and I am not sure if it is ok to travel with the unit running.
Thanks for any help on this, Bob
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Old 08-25-2014, 04:39 PM   #2
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Do a search through the older posts. This question has been asked a lot of times with some good answers.
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I've traveled with the ref on gas for the last 45 years. Never a problem. We didn't even have a electrical option in the old days. I turn off while fueling and then back own when thru.
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Old 08-25-2014, 04:44 PM   #4
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Do a search through the older posts. This question has been asked a lot of times with some good answers.
This is very true. However as 99 percent of all problems have been discussed at one time or the other if all we did was search for the answer....then this forum would die. . I like the forum...ask me anything...I'll answer even if I don't know the answer.
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I've traveled with the ref on gas for the last 45 years. Never a problem. We didn't even have a electrical option in the old days. I turn off while fueling and then back own when thru.
X2 only for me it's only been 37 yrs. But, I've been a bad boy as I never turn it off. I know alot of other people who don't either.
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Old 08-25-2014, 05:17 PM   #6
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I always have mine running on gas. Fueling up,tunnels, wherever....just a rebel
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X2 only for me it's only been 37 yrs. But, I've been a bad boy as I never turn it off. I know alot of other people who don't either.
Holy Cow, someone else who actually admits to never shutting it off. I've been getting flamed (pun intended) on another rv forum about this very topic, just today. Funny how on these forums everyone jumps on the good boy, strictly by the rules, bus. I too, never shut mine off, and I'm still around to tell the tale. I have yet to see the fireball RV that didn't shut off the fridge before refueling.
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Holy Cow, someone else who actually admits to never shutting it off. I've been getting flamed (pun intended) on another rv forum about this very topic, just today. Funny how on these forums everyone jumps on the good boy, strictly by the rules, bus. I too, never shut mine off, and I'm still around to tell the tale. I have yet to see the fireball RV that didn't shut off the fridge before refueling.
Since gas fumes are heavier than air and the fridge is usually 4 ft off the ground it would take an awful lot of fumes to cause a problem. I am also willing to bet that you will find that over 50% of rv'rs don't. Also with the new pumps the biggest majoirty of fumes are re-captured. EPA says so....
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My wife is trained and as soon as we stop...she is back there turning the refregator off and the potty on.....then potty off and ref on...
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This somewhat controversial subject has been discussed here. "Do you travel with the frig on poll"

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=15414
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