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Old 08-31-2016, 11:33 AM   #41
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Propane on while travelling

To answer Dan..yes that was the assumption from the state police. Nothing was proven. However to say it is nearly impossible is like saying I will take that chance. Your fridge cold during travel if left closed. Everyone has that choice.
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:51 AM   #42
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To answer Dan..yes that was the assumption from the state police. Nothing was proven. However to say it is nearly impossible is like saying I will take that chance. Your fridge cold during travel if left closed. Everyone has that choice.
Down here mine not cold during travel without running. I ran out of propane on my way to Goshen last year and the gas regulator didn't switch tanks (I don't even know if mine can) and the refrigerator was not cold when I found it.

By your analogy, if I ever see an RV trailer turned over in a ditch (and I have - it busted open and spilled contents for 150 yards), I would never tow a trailer again. Yes, I do have a choice and I'm extremely comfortable with towing with the propane on. I also accept your position. Peace.
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:26 PM   #43
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Down here mine not cold during travel without running. I ran out of propane on my way to Goshen last year and the gas regulator didn't switch tanks (I don't even know if mine can) and the refrigerator was not cold when I found it.......
X2, I see all the time on here that the fridge will stay cold. I guess this is relative but I know from experience that it does not take long for the temp to rise above 40 degrees, the safe temp for food in the fridge. Feels cold to touch but not safe for eating.

I know this because I had a trailer that when traveling the small flame operating the fridge would keep getting blown out. I discovered this by monitoring the fridge thermometer I had. I noticed the temp would be below 40 degrees before I left on a trip. When I arrived at my stop the temp was hovering around 50 degrees. I called Dometic and they had a baffle kit that they sent me to eliminate the problem. Obviously Dometic has no problem with operating the fridge while traveling as they have a fix for the problem.

So I used to operate mine when traveling (now have a residential fridge). I think hmmm... Trailer fire or food poisoning
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Old 09-02-2016, 03:51 PM   #44
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My Salem Hemisphere dosen't have a propane fridge, just 110 with an inverter that runs off the two batteries. Didn't think I'd like this setup at first as I was used to propane, but now that I'm used to it, it's great.
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Old 09-04-2016, 12:30 PM   #45
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People make things to difficult first off running the fridge on propane while traveling is safe as ever this is how they are made to work. Secondly turn the fridge on st least 24 hours before you load it and most importantly only put pre chilled and frozen items in it. Rv fridges aren't made like your home fridge to make warm items cold only to keep prechilled items cold. Also I use and recommend a fridge fan helps circulate the cool air around your food. And make sure is rv is level for the fridge to work properly.
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Old 09-04-2016, 12:37 PM   #46
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I enjoy the peace of mind having mine on that my food is kept cold. We have been on the road sometimes for 12 to 14 hours and may travel for 3 or 4 days in a row. It's nice to know I can trust to eat anything in the fridge without the risk of food poisoning.
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Old 09-04-2016, 12:46 PM   #47
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The flame is so small at the end of the coil that you can't even see it. It get all absorbed by the coil, maybe I should have said there is no standing pilot as you see with a thermocouple and there is no ribbon burner.hope that helps, did you ever feel the tube that go's up with a limit on it? It gets hot real hot. If you look at the parts manual for a Norcold you will see the coil I'm talking about
yes there is a standing pilot in the boiler tube . you can see the flame and it can be and is much larger then a standard pilot flame . there is the thermocouple in there , it's heats the boiler the boiler gets real hot because the flame from the burner which is much larger then a standard pilot makes it that hot . Norcold burners are notorious for rusting over
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There is no burner there is a one inch coil only, never heard of a rusting problem, with norcole.
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Also there is no standing pilot such as your oven to make it clear big difference
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There is no burner there is a one inch coil only, never heard of a rusting problem, with norcole.
No Burner . you must go look at the nor-colds or dometics both duel power either electric or gas . the propane side has a burner . much greater flame then a standing pilot . and yes the burners on the nor-cold rust up .
Just what do you think heats the boiler when on propane ? Answer the burner .
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