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Old 02-06-2014, 02:17 PM   #21
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My 2001 Monaco double door was a 2 way, my primetime is a 2 way. So my choice on the road is propane or try to guess how fast it starts to thaw. And when carrying dairy that is just not a guess I prefer to take.

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Old 02-06-2014, 03:12 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by JCamper View Post
Maybe I've been wrong all along, but my LP is never on while going down the road. For the fridge or the furnace.
Our Dometic fridge runs on the truck connection while the truck is running, so yes I have to restart the fridge if I shut the truck down, but my understanding that the fridge only needs to run on LP when TT is un-hooked.
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If your propane is (Off) going down the road your (Not) working. Unless you are running a Gas generator,or have a (3) way Frig. Youroo!!

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Old 02-06-2014, 04:22 PM   #23
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I was told by an RV dealer in Washington state that it is illegal to pull the RV with the propane turned on in their state. I admit I never checked the statutes myself to see if this was true. I drive with mine on and my fridge running although I have a extra truck fuel tank so never refuel when the 5er is hooked up.
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:36 PM   #24
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if you had a gas leak and didn't know it what do you think the outcome could be? I choose to play it safe and leave the gas off while towing

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Old 02-06-2014, 07:44 PM   #25
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Have run with the gas refrigerator on all our trailers since 1975, but wouldn't think of trying to run with the furnace on due to the difference in the operation. The frig is not burning but a few minutes every few hrs and the furnace would be constant if it would burn at all due to the wind currents on the inlet and outlet.
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:22 PM   #26
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During our last month returning trip from Florida to New Jersey, I had forgotten to turn of the furnace. We hit North Carolina for a pit stop and it was 32 degrees. I walked around to check tires and such, when I suddenly was hit with a blast of hot air. It was the furnace running. I went inside to shut it down and the coach temp was 58 degrees. The heater had to be running down the highway to keep it that warm in side. Would I make it normal practice, no. The fridge on the other hand is always on going down the road. The only restrictions I have ever experienced are tunnels and the ferry boats.
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:52 PM   #27
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While traveling, Fridge running, Yes. Furnace running, NO.

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