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Old 07-27-2010, 08:33 PM   #1
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Refrigerator running

Most of our trips are within 200 miles or so from home , but every year we drive the 1200 miles to Walt Disney World , this is our first year with our new travel trailer , our old pop up refrigerator was not capable of running on propane so I never had to think about it , and with most of our trips being a tank full of gas or less I never need to fill up with the trailer hooked up , I fill up before we leave and before we come home trailer less . So my question being do you shut the gas off in the refrigerator , (open flame ) while you fill up your tow vehicle ? I think by law you may need to shut it off , what does everyone else do ?
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Yes shut off the fridge when fueling up, if you can remember.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:24 PM   #3
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I shut the fridge right off when on the road. It'll stay cold for a good long while so long as you don't open it up. It gets fired-up as soon as we're parked. Solves the problem of remembering to shut it off when refuelling and your flame will never 'blow' out while driving!
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:19 PM   #4
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I keep mine running--thing is the open flame is like 10 feet away from the pump.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:50 PM   #5
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I leave it on continously. Bought this unit in 2007, towed it over 20,000 miles and no issues. Over 100,000 miles towing other brands other units, never had an issue or heard of anyone having an issue leaving refrig on.

If parking unit in relatively unlevel place, more than 2-3 degrees out, turn it off. When ready to hit the road, turn it back on and don't tarry.
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:46 PM   #6
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You should have three options on your fridge. 120v, propane, and 12v. You can hook up the trailer wiring so that the fridge gets 12v from the car when hooked up. This way it cools slightly while you drive. Of course it is not highly efficient but it works and then the flame part is solved. That is what I do with mine.
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You should have three options on your fridge. 120v, propane, and 12v. You can hook up the trailer wiring so that the fridge gets 12v from the car when hooked up. This way it cools slightly while you drive. Of course it is not highly efficient but it works and then the flame part is solved. That is what I do with mine.
12V ? I never had one of those.
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Our prior TT had a three way power choice. 120Vac 12Vdc, or LP.
We ran the Fridge on 12V when towing while our TV was recharging the battery. When stopped to eat or fuel the battery did fine.
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The three ways are really only found on smaller units and pop-ups. Our pop-up had a lil three way.
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Our old 17' Casita had three way. We had to remember to switch the 12v back to gas when we parked the tv/tt for any length of time (shopping/boodocking on the road/etc). But for the most part, we never forgot.
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