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Old 08-28-2016, 10:35 AM   #1
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Fridge on during travel?

I know that this has been asked a thousand times before - but in our Salem Hemisphere it is a 2-way (AC/Propane) will the Fridge remain on while towing and hooked up to the TV. There's no temp adjustment or anything and everything is so 'automatic' it seems. Not like the 3-way that we had in
our Hi-Lo..........Thanks!
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Old 08-28-2016, 10:45 AM   #2
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The fridge in our Hemisphere switches over from electric to propane when the electric is turned off, I believe. Just check the lights at the top of the fridge to see what is what. We also listen to the fridge on the outside of the trailer to be sure we have heard it switch over to propane.
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Old 08-28-2016, 10:48 AM   #3
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X2. Same in our Puma. As long as the switch on the fridge is set to auto, it will switch to LP once the priority electric is lost.
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Old 08-28-2016, 11:15 AM   #4
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Not only will it cut over to the best fuel source at the time but the agitation of simply driving will help cool it down. Add a simple battery operated frig fan to that and they cool down fast.
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:04 PM   #5
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Fridge fan

I have heard people talk about fridge fans, but haven't been able to find one. Suggestions?
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:08 PM   #6
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We always travel with our fridge on propane. Never had a problem with it.
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:17 PM   #7
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I picked up a tip awhile ago here and that is to put in a couple of frozen freezer packs in both the freezer and the fridge at the start of your trip.

I found that this helped cool them right down. I use the larger size freezer packs that you can pick up just about anywhere and they are inexpensive. After the first day on the road I just remove them and store them until the next trip!


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Old 08-28-2016, 01:23 PM   #8
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We turn off our propane while driving and turn off the fridge. It is like an ice box and will not thaw while travelling. We turn it back on when we stop for the night.
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:47 PM   #9
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I have heard people talk about fridge fans, but haven't been able to find one. Suggestions?

Nothing magic here. Look for Camco 44123. Got mine at a Walmart.
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Better check with your insurance company. If you have an accident and the propane is on and you have a fire your insurance may be null and void. I do know that when you board a ferry with your unit the propane has to be turned off.
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