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Old 06-02-2012, 10:11 PM   #11
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We bring our TT from the storage lot the day before we leave and run a 120 VAC line to it and start up the Frig. About 4 hours later we load it and leave it running on the land line overnight.

Drive all day without running the propane (propane tanks are not supposed to be used while traveling). It is fine and everything is cold or frozen when we get off the road at about 5 PM.

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Chuck - exactly where is it written that propane is not to used while traveling?

Maybe I missed that.
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:15 PM   #12
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We start shore power the day before leaving on trip. After TT frige is cold, we load the food and keep on electric until ready to leave.

We try to freeze everything we can in the house and then put in TT frige/freezer. This includes water bottles, milk, meat, etc. We also bring a separate cooler for drinks (soda, beer, water).

After arriving at CG, as soon as possible we connect back up to shore power. Everything is still cold and we never have to worry about LP pilot while on the road...
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:10 PM   #13
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Chuck - exactly where is it written that propane is not to used while traveling?

Maybe I missed that.
you're correct, the only propane ban i know of, is through certain tunnels and i know of no bans west of the Mississippi.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:24 PM   #14
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you're correct, the only propane ban i know of, is through certain tunnels and i know of no bans west of the Mississippi.
Thanks - as you state here I knew about the ban of LP in certain tunnels and of course turning your LP bottles off before fueling, but I just wanted to make sure I didn't overlook something else.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:35 PM   #15
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Chuck - exactly where is it written that propane is not to used while traveling?

Maybe I missed that.

I believe I saw it in The Rockwood Manual - could be wrong tho.


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Chuck - exactly where is it written that propane is not to used while traveling?

Maybe I missed that.
Im am thinking that if propane was not to be used when traveling then the TT manufacturers would have another alternative for keeping the fridge cool when towing.
I think the main issues are, when you stop at gas stations and go thru tunnels.
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We have to keep our trailer at a storage lot. We go the night before and turn the propane on. It is always cold the next day.
That's exactly the way we do it too. I've always found that the fridge gets cold faster on the propane side rather than plugged into electric.
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That is our method also.
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We start shore power the day before leaving on trip. After TT frige is cold, we load the food and keep on electric until ready to leave.

We try to freeze everything we can in the house and then put in TT frige/freezer. This includes water bottles, milk, meat, etc. We also bring a separate cooler for drinks (soda, beer, water).

After arriving at CG, as soon as possible we connect back up to shore power. Everything is still cold and we never have to worry about LP pilot while on the road...
We do the same thing! Drove 5 hours a and everything frozen solid
No need to drive with propane on. Been at CG for 4 nights now and had a coke from the fridge (put in there after we arrived from the cooler) and it was icy! Fridge is really cold, we turned it down to 4
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:18 AM   #20
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We do the same thing! Drove 5 hours a and everything frozen solid
No need to drive with propane on. Been at CG for 4 nights now and had a coke from the fridge (put in there after we arrived from the cooler) and it was icy! Fridge is really cold, we turned it down to 4
Not saying we couldn't just too lazy to turn it off when fueling so we just don't bother using it!
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