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Old 04-26-2014, 11:30 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by rockfordroo View Post
Check your tank. There's a guard around the valve, and most people have covers on top of that.

I'm not paranoid; I never even said I wouldn't/couldn't run with the fridge on. I simply asked for comments. Sounds like most people don't have a problem with doing this.
Fully aware of the guards around propane tanks and covers. I was merely pointing out that freak things can happen other than a copper line breaking.

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Old 04-27-2014, 11:07 AM   #42
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I only turn my mine off to defrost. My belief it last longer got 14 years out of it still working when we traded in.

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Old 04-27-2014, 03:14 PM   #43
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On propane while rolling.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:50 PM   #44
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Always started the day on electricity and switched to gas before leaving to assure that gas took over ok. I think that about '06 there was a recall on last unit and a shield was placed on frig to prevent extinguishing gas. Ice cream stayed frozen at 95 degrees while on gas.
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:29 PM   #45
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Ours is on propane while rolling. Only turn it off if there's a sign that says I have to for a bridge or tunnel. No probs with any camper we've owned while doing this.
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:37 PM   #46
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I may use the gas on the next trip. We start the fridge 2 days before and we are usually not on the road more than 2 hours. I need to do it just to make sure it works!
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:47 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by mlangdn View Post
I may use the gas on the next trip. We start the fridge 2 days before and we are usually not on the road more than 2 hours. I need to do it just to make sure it works!

That's another reason I run it will traveling. Gives me a chance to run things on propane side and make sure they work when I do need then. Most if the mines on elec unless traveling.
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:23 PM   #48
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Since our first TT to the 5er we have always run with the frig on. No problem.
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:58 AM   #49
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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.
Blatant thread highjack, but I wanted to throw out an interesting tidbit. While speaking to the above mentioned SIL's parents yesterday, I found out they bought a Sunseeker to replace their old one that was burnt. So I ended up telling them about F.R.O.G. and Goshen. Not sure if he's interested, but he did keep a copy of the printout of the Goshen details.
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:55 AM   #50
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I never knew it was a concern (5-years of camping and leaving it on all the time) until I joined this forum!

So I just asked the smartest RV person I know...Randall at my RV dealership. I asked him if it's okay to leave the propane fridge on while driving:

"Yes. It is just fine. Please remember to turn off before pulling into fuel pump area then when done pull out and turn back on."

Great advise....I'd never thought of that when refueling.


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