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Old 05-09-2013, 09:58 AM   #1
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A stupid question on fridge

This is new to me.

When traveling down the road and wanting to keep the refrigerator cold using LP, do I have to have the 12 volt electric disconnect ON in the trailer to get the ignitor to fire the propane for the fridge or does the tow vehicle being hooked up to it fire the ignitor for the LP on the fridge and the disconnect can be left off.
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This is new to me.

When traveling down the road and wanting to keep the refrigerator cold using LP, do I have to have the 12 volt electric disconnect ON in the trailer to get the ignitor to fire the propane for the fridge or does the tow vehicle being hooked up to it fire the ignitor for the LP on the fridge and the disconnect can be left off.

YES. You must have 12 volt controls on to get the propane to ignite and stay on and monitor temp.

You may have a seperate 12 volt aux in your plug for charging the battery but you must check and see if you really do have one (see drawing pin 4) . Either way you should still keep your the battery switch on.
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Thank you
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:59 PM   #4
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There is no such thing as a stupid question. Whats stupid, is not asking it in the first place!! You got the right answer.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:59 AM   #5
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Some states do not allow propane to be on while towing and is considered by most to be a risky practice. I had no idea and towed with mine on until it was brought to my attention. If your frig is full and cold, it will last for many hours if don't open the door. Something to think about.Worse case scenario.... If a gas leak occurs while towing your rv it may go boom!
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... If a gas leak occurs while towing your rv it may go boom!
And if you have a blowout you could go in a ditch.

If it was a problem, with the thousands and thousands towing with the propane on, the highways would be littered with blown up rv's and it would be all over the national news.
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And if you have a blowout you could go in a ditch.

If it was a problem, with the thousands and thousands towing with the propane on, the highways would be littered with blown up rv's and it would be all over the national news.
Old Coot we also tow with our propane on.
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The way I look at it thats why I pay insurance on it.
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Old Coot we also tow with our propane on.
As do probably 99.9% of rv'ers.
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If your frig is full and cold, it will last for many hours if don't open the door.
And if you're RV is kept in a storage place with no power available so it's warm (with no food) and you want it to be cold when you get to your destination? What do you recommend then?

BTW, do you know where we can do find a list of states that prohibit this?
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