Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-25-2014, 03:33 PM   #21
Plain Old Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Full Timing in South Louisiana
Posts: 1,938
Always on. Only turn it off for the occasional defrost of the freezer and cleaning. Other than that, they stay on from the day we purchase to the day we sell.
__________________

__________________
John and Rebecca Dickson
Emma-7 / Little John-5 / Iva-1
Full Timing Again, Rev B
2013 Ford F-350 Lariat CC LB PSD
2015 SOB TT - With OC's Awning Poles (#8)
At least in Heaven, RVs will be perfect, and I won't have to keep fixing them.
BigJohnD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2014, 03:45 PM   #22
Site Team
 
Kaadk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,469
Personally I just run with my propane on, but since this topic comes up time and time again I'm surprised nobodies wired up an inverter run the fridge on AC when in transit. I know it'll probably kill your batteries and tax the hell out of your TV by the time you're at the campground, but it might be an option for those people who don't like running with propane.
__________________

__________________
There's no use crying over spilt milk, unless it's on your keyboard.
Kaadk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2014, 05:31 PM   #23
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 14,764
Has anyone had firsthand experience with a fridge causing a gas station fire? Or even anecdotal/third person experience? I've known a handful of news articles where RV fridges have gone up in flames- but that was unrelated to being at a fueling station.
__________________
2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling an early 2013 Sabre 36QBOK
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2014, 07:24 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Canadiancrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Sarnia, Ontario
Posts: 371
Our fridge is always on when we travel. We will do 3 weeks and 4000 miles in June. Not likely will will turn the fridge off once we pull out of the driveway. I have done this with 5 or 6 different trailers. Only had one old one years ago that kept blowing the flame out.
__________________
Canadiancrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2014, 07:32 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
trikebubble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: OK Falls, BC
Posts: 144
We bought our trailer in January. I turned the fridge on 3 weeks ago before our first cmaping trip, and don't expect to turn it off until the season is done. Cold beer = happy camper
__________________
"Anywhere I roam, where I lay my head is home"
Days camped in 2014 - 35
Days camped so far in 2015 - 30
trikebubble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2014, 10:13 PM   #26
Site Team
 
Kaadk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,469
Quote:
Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
Has anyone had firsthand experience with a fridge causing a gas station fire? Or even anecdotal/third person experience? I've known a handful of news articles where RV fridges have gone up in flames- but that was unrelated to being at a fueling station.

Sort of, but not really. My sister in law's parents experienced a fire in their class c while fueling and her dad had to drive a burning motorhome away from the pumps before bailing out and watching it burn.

But that turned out to be an electrical fire below the fridge. It had nothing to do with the fridge or the fact they were fueling. It was just a weird coincidence of timing.
__________________
There's no use crying over spilt milk, unless it's on your keyboard.
Kaadk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2014, 10:18 PM   #27
Site Team
 
dcheatwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 3,379
Quote:
Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
Has anyone had firsthand experience with a fridge causing a gas station fire? Or even anecdotal/third person experience? I've known a handful of news articles where RV fridges have gone up in flames- but that was unrelated to being at a fueling station.
I seem to remember a story a while back which was about a motor home burning I think. Frig was on driver side near fuel filler and perhaps a splatter of fuel ignited. No sure but will try to find it. With TT and covers, frig should be a safer distance from TV fuel filler door.

Sent from my XT907 using Forest River Forums mobile app
__________________
2013 Rockwood 8282WS
Reese Revolution Pin, Reese 16K
2008 Tundra Limited Double Cab 5.7L
Air Lift 5000 w/Wireless Air

dcheatwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 07:48 AM   #28
Senior Member
 
camper1999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 778
Motor home might have to take a little care while filling. Most of us trailer owners the refrigerator is almost thirty feet get from the refueling point on the truck

Sent from my SPH-L720 using Forest River Forums mobile app
__________________
2012 Cedar Creek Silverback 29RE
2011 GMC 2500HD Diesel
camper1999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 08:41 AM   #29
Senior Member
 
dretired's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,037
How much danger when re-fueling with diesel ?
__________________
2014 Crusader 325 TE....2012.. F 250.. Supercab XLT, 4x2 , diesel....days camped 2011 ... 28.... days camped 2012...115 ... days camped 2013...155...2014...171 and counting
dretired is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 10:09 AM   #30
Senior Member
 
Oakman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Jefferson County, MO
Posts: 5,201
Quote:
Originally Posted by dretired View Post
How much danger when re-fueling with diesel ?
Extremely low unless you happen to be holding a lit kerosene torch. Just one more reason to buy a diesel truck instead of gas.
__________________

__________________


Bob and Joyce
2013 CC Silverback 29RL
2010 Ford F250 XL Crew Cab 6.4 liter diesel
ATU Local 788
Oakman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
refrigerator, travel

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:31 PM.