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Old 06-06-2013, 09:38 AM   #11
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:32 AM   #12
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We've run all our rv's (popups, tt, 5'er, camper) while driving since the early 90's with no issues. We are diligent about turning it off when parking for longer than a few minutes (shopping, food stop, etc) if unable to 'level' the rv "front to back" so as not to damage the coils. But we tend to do long drives to our next camping destinations when traveling and need to keep the fridge cold. We aren't as diligent about turning the fridge off when gassing up, but have never had an issue with that. We have never owned a MH, so don't have experience with those.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:09 AM   #13
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I've heard a number of people on the forum do but we were told by the product expert when we bought the trailer not to. She said "an open propane line would just make a bad accident that much worse".

Not sure how much risk there really is so it's up to you. I haven't yet but I haven't done any long trips in hot weather yet either.
I have little faith in the so-called dealer "experts" most of them just give you a matter-of-fact answer so that they won't look stupid. I run my fridge on propane while travelling and refuelling. On that note, there's nothing more exciting than a good BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion). See what comes up on that when you do a youtube search!!
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:18 AM   #14
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Forums can be very educational. I have now learned that if I can't find a pump far enough away from a refueling RV or travel trailer tow vehicle I will move on to another station.

Gasoline vapor can be very insidious stuff. vic
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:46 AM   #15
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Thanks everyone for the input. From what I'm seeing I'll most likely use the LP while traveling.

There were several questions/remarks about the battery so wanted to clear that up - I don't have a battery. I've got the lines for the battery to be installed but I don't have one in or on the camper. I'm going to put a battery on and I may put a solar charging system on as well - just depends on what we end up doing with the camper. Worst case I'll be just adding the battery...
Good idea to have the "house" battery installed for your trailer. A battery is necessary to the operation of the breakaway switch on the trailer and for brake application if your trailer separates from your tow vehicle.

As for the fridge on LP while in transit, I've done so since I have owned an RV without issues. Generally, when traveling highways where you may encounter tunnels, you will likely see signs requiring you to extinguish any flame producing equipment before entering a tunnel, and as someone posted, some states might completely prohibit use of LP appliances while traveling in their particular state, but I couldn't tell you which states prohibit it. On my fifth wheel, the gas distribution line was black iron pipe with copper flex lines teeing off that to the appliances, and they were fairly well protected from road debris impact or routed away from wheel areas so they wouldn't be taken out by a tire blowout.
On our WhiteHawk, the lines are plastic and totally outside of the underbelly except where they go up to connect to an appliance. That does concern me a bit.
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You stated that you have a 4 wire cable to that plugs your Trailer to the tow vehicle and the charge wire isnt hooked up and that you have no battery. On my trailer it takes Propane and a 12 volt source to make the fridge work on propane. So I would think you will need to hook up the charge wire or install a battery unless I am missing something.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:38 PM   #17
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You stated that you have a 4 wire cable to that plugs your Trailer to the tow vehicle and the charge wire isnt hooked up and that you have no battery. On my trailer it takes Propane and a 12 volt source to make the fridge work on propane. So I would think you will need to hook up the charge wire or install a battery unless I am missing something.
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If your TV is a 4 wire set up (green = Rt Turn/yellow = Left Turn/brown = running lights/brake light/white = ground) and if plugged into a pigtail 4 wire-6 wire adapter to the trailers 6 wire set up you are not supplying a constant 12 volt to the trailer. You need 12v to run that fridge and brake away electric brakes (if TT is equipped)

I suggest you get a battery installed before your trip.
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:56 AM   #18
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My 2010 806 has a pilot light to ignite the flame for the fridge when called for,no 12v supply is required.The pilot stays lit whilst traveling.It should be turned off whilst refueling.
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My 2010 806 has a pilot light to ignite the flame for the fridge when called for,no 12v supply is required.The pilot stays lit whilst traveling.It should be turned off whilst refueling.

With out an electrical signal from the thermostat to call for flame, how does the burner "know" when heat is required? Do your controls possibly have an internal power pack?


I run my fridge while on the road, It probably is a poor idea from a first responders viewpoint. We normally will fuel up in conjunction with a meal so I shut it down after eat fuel up and leave it off. 300 miles is about my tops for a days tow any way so the problem does not arise very frequently.
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With out an electrical signal from the thermostat to call for flame, how does the burner "know" when heat is required? Do your controls possibly have an internal power pack?


I run my fridge while on the road, It probably is a poor idea from a first responders viewpoint. We normally will fuel up in conjunction with a meal so I shut it down after eat fuel up and leave it off. 300 miles is about my tops for a days tow any way so the problem does not arise very frequently.
As far as I know(i had to google it) what is referred to as the pilot is not really a pilot but is the flame or heat source.A thermocouple provides electrical power(from the flame) to hold open the solenoid valve,so if the flame goes out the gas supply will close off.There is a manual control High-low cool.If I set mine to high cool and the ambient temp is low then the stuff in the fridge will freeze.I have also added a couple of computer fans (a popular mod) so that if the ambient temp is high then the airflow can be increased over the coils,i doubt if I will ever need to switch them on here in Canada
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