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Old 01-17-2012, 01:15 PM   #21
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Hey, thanks for being long winded, you gave me some information that I did not know about the auto and searching. I need to just sit down now and read the manual that I downloaded yesterday. I will be sure and shutoff the propane when I am refueling....good information about the bridges and tunnels, never would have realized why they wanted me to pull over....now I know before I get to a situation like that. Everyday is a learning experience....and the old saying, " you can't teach an old dog, new tricks", won't apply here.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:17 PM   #22
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:25 PM   #23
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My 2 cents.

1) Freeze water in plastic Ziploc bags (or milk cartons) and put them into fridge to help get it down to temperature quicker. (make sure there is an air space and the seal does not open when frozen)

2) TURN OFF the "climate control" switch inside the door UNLESS you are on shore power. It is a 12 volt DC "defroster" and uses up battery juice like you won't believe.

3) Always use "Both" when on shore power. If the power fails at the campground for any reason, you won't come home to a puddle if ice cream on the floor; the propane will fire up to keep your stuff cold until the power comes on and it will automatically switch back to shore power.
(It will never use any propane as long as there is power)

Thanks...some more good information that I did not know. I copy and paste this info into my notes so I don't forget and I can show them to the DW who is at work.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:27 PM   #24
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:03 PM   #25
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Mark and Linda................also, it is better if you run your Fridge for the full season, rather than off, on, off , etc.....
I start mine up in April usually (depending on snow)and run it full time till Oct, or Nov.

Prevents problems with the system, rust, etc.............also they are made to travel...............so, leave it on auto to travel.......................running it on propane and traveling is how it was designed.
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:53 PM   #26
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I don't remember ever hearing or reading about turning the propane off when pulling in for fuel???
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:13 PM   #27
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I have never turned the gas off-------

I have never turned the gas off while refueling. I have been camping for close to 18 years now. On my present RV my fridge is on the door side of the RV with the fridge vent door close to 4 1/2 ft from the ground. My fueling station for gas is on the driver side of my truck, which puts the gas cap close to 25 FT from the fridge vent door. Gas vapors are heavier that air, therefore this puts gas vapors at the ground while fueling.
Cell phones, static spark and adjacent vehicles create more of a danger when fueling than the pilot for the fridge.

Just my two cents
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I have never turned the gas off while refueling. I have been camping for close to 18 years now. On my present RV my fridge is on the door side of the RV with the fridge vent door close to 4 1/2 ft from the ground. My fueling station for gas is on the driver side of my truck, which puts the gas cap close to 25 FT from the fridge vent door. Gas vapors are heavier that air, therefore this puts gas vapors at the ground while fueling.
Cell phones, static spark and adjacent vehicles create more of a danger when fueling than the pilot for the fridge.

Just my two cents

That may be true and relatively safe but, it's a law in most states because of OPEN flame. Then there is always the "rogue" DOT state trooper (who are always versed on the most obscure state laws) who just might follow you into the fuel station because he's having a slow day.

Not that I'm paranoid but, why add another worry to your vacation time (blown tires, mechanical breakdown is enough worries). IMHO.
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:45 PM   #29
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I don't remember ever hearing or reading about turning the propane off when pulling in for fuel???
Take a look at Page 8 of the operation manual on post #24 of this thread, Refrigerator Question, it reads:

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Most LP gas appliances used in recreational vehicles are vented to the outside of the vehicle. When parked close to a gasoline pump, it is possible that the gasoline fumes could enter this type of appliance and ignite from the burner flame, CAUSING A FIRE OR AN EXPLOSION.

FOR YOUR SAFETY, when refueling, shut off all LP gas appliances which are vented to the outside.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:50 PM   #30
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Question - if your going on a long trip - travling for hours - can you bring along food in the fridge?

I have been told that the fridge should be off prior to travel.

Any hints/thoughts?
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