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Old 03-13-2013, 12:44 PM   #61
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yes -- refrigerator gas on

yes
we plug it in to elect proxy two days before takeoff
and then
switch to gas for the ride to camping spot
I'm addicted to popsicles
and
I want them things cold

been doing this for many years now

did not even think much about the pilot light while gassing up
but
will still travel with refrigerator gas on

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Old 03-13-2013, 01:12 PM   #62
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It usually depends on how long the trip is for me. If it's a short trip to one of the local camp grounds for the weekend, I can get to my destination in under 1.5 hrs, I don't turn the fridge on gas and it's usually just as cold when I get there as when we left the house. If it's going to be a long trip, more than a couple of hours, I turn it on and have never had a problem. My grandfathers has traveled 1000s of miles with his on coast to coast with no issues over the last 15-20 years. Like others have said, stuff happens, better have good insurance just in case.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:16 PM   #63
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I've been camping for 12 years and I can count on one hand when my refrige switch has been on anything but AUTO.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:43 PM   #64
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I've been camping for 12 years and I can count on one hand when my refrige switch has been on anything but AUTO.
What HE said AND I like to celebrate arrival at a new camping spot with a
COLD beer.
Driving with the LP on makes this happen.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:47 PM   #65
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Frosty ones ICED DOWN ONLY. Damn, I can feel beer thirty coming on soon.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:48 PM   #66
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Frosty ones ICED DOWN ONLY. Damn, I can feel beer thirty coming on soon.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:50 PM   #67
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I hear ya on the iced down beers but..... that only works for me for a day or 2.
What about a 2 week trip or a month? Buying ice every day is a PIA and expensive!

We have 2 plastic beer mugs full of the same stuff those blue ice packs have.
Stick them in the freezer at home and take in the RV fridge freezer.
I can pour a 38/40 deg beer out of the RV fridge into one of them and
it will still ice over on top.
We never leave home without them!
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:55 PM   #68
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used to do those quick turns/hot refuels while in the air force at kadena. nothing like having a jet engine screaming while loading weapons/ammo and pumping 2700 gallons into an f15 at the same time. ahhh, good times

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Old 04-27-2013, 06:20 PM   #69
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Yes - but on electricity. We load frozen food and refrigerated items the day prior to departure and I keep the RV on house electric all the time so I can run the de-humidifier inside when the RV is not in use.
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And.. what if... you are re-fueling diesel...how much danger would there be.. if the fridge was still on propane then ?
Diesel fuel has no explosive vapors under normal temperatures, so no boom possible. Plus the natural action of the wind. I don't worry about it.
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