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Old 02-11-2015, 01:15 PM   #11
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Why not just run the fridg on 12v while driving. The alternator keeps the batteries charged and the batteries will run the fridg...or am I missing something?
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Old 02-11-2015, 01:20 PM   #12
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Why not just run the fridg on 12v while driving. The alternator keeps the batteries charged and the batteries will run the fridg...or am I missing something?
Only pop ups or small campers have a 3 way fridge.
Gas / 110v / 12v

Most campers are
Gas/ 110v
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Old 02-11-2015, 01:21 PM   #13
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Why not just run the fridg on 12v while driving. The alternator keeps the batteries charged and the batteries will run the fridg...or am I missing something?
Yes, you're missing something. The fridge is either propane or AC power.
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Old 02-11-2015, 01:57 PM   #14
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Plug your rig into shore power the day before to cool your fridge, then switch to propane once you are underway.

Yes. It is perfectly fine to keep it running while driving.
Agree. BUT consider shutting the refer off when refueling. Even if you are diesel, your refueling neighbor might be fueling gas. Your propane refer has an exposed flame that could ignite gasoline fumes.
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Yes, you're missing something. The fridge is either propane or AC power.
The circuit board in a two-way propane/120v refrigerator requires 12v to function. It always needs 12v.
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:28 PM   #16
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You can buy a three way option frig or you can install an outlet if you don't already have one to an inverter and run AC off your batteries as you travel but I am still for using the propane.

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Also, don't forget to shut off the propane tanks when refueling at gas stations...and turn them back on right after you pull out.[/QUOTE]

oooops, we have never done this....does anyone else do this? We have a Forester class "c"
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Never have cross country and back.....have you seen where that flame is on your burner....if the fumes at the gas station are that bad then you would be able to smell them and that is a station I would leave immediately. California requires a device to capture fumes at the pump. Anyway, at best I would just turn off the frig for a bit to put the flame out, not close the valve.

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Anyway, at best I would just turn off the frig for a bit to put the flame out, not close the valve.

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If you are going to shut down when refueling, that is the only way to be safe. Just shutting off the propane doesn't do diddly. Your fridge will still spark trying to ignite the propane burner whether you're feeding it LP or not.
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oooops, we have never done this....does anyone else do this? We have a Forester class "c"
Nope. I'm not advocating against taking an extra safety precaution by shutting off your reefer or turning off your cell phone when refueling if that makes you feel more comfortable... just personally, I don't.

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