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Old 07-20-2012, 02:45 AM   #11
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Is it safe to tow with the propane valve open so the refrigerator stays cold? Otherwise we dump all the food in our refrigerator when we start traveling to next place. Please don't laugh at my questions - I am a baby RVer.
Yes, it is safe too drive with the fridge running on propane. However, you should shut it off when gassing up. If you use diesel, that is not so important.

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Old 07-20-2012, 03:42 AM   #12
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if you have a trip under 3 hours, the fridge can stay cold for that amount of time.
we just took a 2 1/2 hour drive to camp. we had left the fridge hooked up to electric overnite before we took off.
it stayed cool till we got to the campground, without running it on propane.

but we have run it on propane, enroute, on longer trips and have no problems with doing it.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:23 AM   #13
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Just to clarify-you do need 12 volt supply to power the refrigerator control circuits when on propane. The propane burner does the cooling. If you are parked for a long time without shore power and the battery voltage drops below a usable level, the refrigerator will stop working. Otherwise just leave propane valves open and refrigerator set to auto. Last week we returned to campsite to find power had been off for a couple hours due to blown transformer in 100 degree heat. Not to worry, refrigerator had switched back to gas and all was good. At least had cold drinks while waiting for power for the AC.
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No worries about asking all kinds of questions. We all had to learn sometime too!
Sigh, I am still learning and ask silly questons all the time.
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Stupid answers.... maybe.
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