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Old 05-13-2016, 12:36 PM   #11
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I start mine in mid May and stop it in mid October.
Always on while on the road, and plugged in at home & campsite.
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Old 05-13-2016, 01:07 PM   #12
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While on the road mine runs off either the house batteries, mh battery or inverter.
I don't have the propane turned on.
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Old 05-13-2016, 02:15 PM   #13
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We stock our fridge in the spring and plug it in when we get home. I have a list of things I carry in the freezer and restock those after a trip. When we decide to go away I only need to add the perishables and last minute things from the house fridge.
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Old 05-13-2016, 02:27 PM   #14
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My refrigerator stays on year round, I have had a LP rv refrigerator and a residential refrigerator.


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Old 05-13-2016, 05:42 PM   #15
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I start it a day before I stock it. Putting a small (as small as you can find) battery operated fan to circulate the cold air inside helps greatly.
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Old 05-13-2016, 06:23 PM   #16
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There should be a power switch. Turn it off and prop the doors open. Two days before you go, close the doors and turn it on. Day before, load. Day of turn on and purge gas lines and go.
How do you "purge" the gas lines. I am a newbie and have not heard of this.
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Old 05-13-2016, 06:39 PM   #17
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Thanks a lot!

So, is it the norm for people "in between" trips to be plugged into the shore line at all times and with the fridge going?
I keep my trailer plugged into shore power and keep the fridge running. This keeps the batteries topped off. I understand keeping the fridge running on shore power will make the fridge last longer by driving moisture out of the workings that get hot when it's operating.

And I run it on propane when towing.

8 years into it, never a moments problem with the fridge. OR batteries/charger either.

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How do you "purge" the gas lines. I am a newbie and have not heard of this.
You just light one of the eyes on the stove. What this does is remove any air from the gas lines. If it lights right up, fine. If not, leave the valve open for about a minute to purge the air.

I KEEP A BARBEQUE LIGHTER GOING THE WHOLE TIME I DO THIS SO THAT THE GAS WILL LIGHT RIGHT AWAY WITHOUT BUILDING UP IN THE TRAILER



And keep the area ventilated while you do this.
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Old 05-14-2016, 12:41 AM   #19
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Don't worry about how much propane the fridge uses when not plugged in to shore power. It's not enough to worry about.

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How do you "purge" the gas lines. I am a newbie and have not heard of this.

It means that you have air in the lines that needs to be moved out before the pilot in the Frig can lite. It happens when you change a tank out or sometimes just because you depressurized the line for say THE OFF SEASON

I lift the stove top cover and start a burner. The time it takes to start the burner is the time it takes to get the air out of the line.

If you wait for the frig to purge that line it would likely take 100 times longer as that stove burner is using at least 100 times as much propane as the Frig
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