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Old 02-27-2012, 06:57 PM   #31
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We have taken 8 - 10 hour trips with the fridge in propane mode with no problems. Just be aware that when you pull in to fuel up the tow vehicle, the propane MUST be turned off. Also, some larger bridges and tunnels reguire all propane to be turned off before going through or over them.
Just to clarify this a little bit; I would recommend turning off the fridge as well as shutting off the propane. I know that is likely what you meant.

If you just shut off the propane, the fridge will keep trying to see if it can light. The spark it uses to try and light can be just as dangerous around gas fumes.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:26 PM   #32
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I moved up from a PUP to a TT and was wondering about the same thing. My PUP refrig. would run off of DC from the battery and Tow Vehicle. The reason we bought the TT was so we didn't have to lug ice chests. I am going to start my fridge a few days before I head out, put some frozen bottles inside to help, load it with the food, turn on the propane and hit the trail. Read all the pertaining replies on this thread...will help you decide.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:32 PM   #33
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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?

We've started the fridge the day before to get it cold. Then, loaded it up and hit the road with it running on propane. When we got to our destination, I can crack a cold one (from the fridge) while setting up.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:50 PM   #34
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Just to clarify this a little bit; I would recommend turning off the fridge as well as shutting off the propane. I know that is likely what you meant.

If you just shut off the propane, the fridge will keep trying to see if it can light. The spark it uses to try and light can be just as dangerous around gas fumes.

DUH, . Yup, forgot to mention that. The igniter would probably "time out" anyway (if you had stopped to turn off the propane sometime prior to pulling up to the pump). Better to turn off fridge first then propane. Otherwise you would have to go back in the TT anyway and turn fridge off then on to reset the igniter.
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So from what I've read -
Get a small fan to help with air movment -and put at bottom of fridge.

leave space (don't fill it to overflowing)

and make sure the beer is cold in case you run into rracer5
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:19 PM   #36
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So from what I've read -
Get a small fan to help with air movment -and put at bottom of fridge.

leave space (don't fill it to overflowing)

and make sure the beer is cold in case you run into rracer5

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Old 02-27-2012, 10:05 PM   #37
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Yep, pre-chill everything. I have a "beer" fridge in the garage, water and drinks make an overnight visit in the beer fridge on the way to the camper.

Keep the door closed - fanning the door is a no-no with RV fridges.

The little battery powered fans a great.

I leave my fridge running all season (keep camper plugged up in the back yard). That way I do not have to pack all the stuff in after each trip.
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