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Old 08-20-2014, 06:14 PM   #1
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Traveling with the fridge on?

Hi,
So i'm sure this question has been asked a million times but i'm a newbie, just bought my first camper, a 2007 Shamrock 21SS. Is it safe to travel with the fridge running off the propane? If so, are there times its dangerous?

Reason I ask is I have an autoimmune disorder and follow a pretty strict diet as it gives me the best results and lots of my food needs refrigeration and freezer. Me and the girlfriend are planning on hitting the road for 3-4 months and head from Mass to Alaska : ) She works via internet and im currently on disability, so we want to take advantage of my misfortune w/ my auto immune disorder and turn it into a positive and travel while we have the time and supplemented income. To make it a pleasant experience, I'd most certainly need refrigeration and freezer through out the trip. I also have a Yeti Cooler which is EXCELLENT at keeping cold, should we run into times when the refrig /freezer isn't an option for whatever reason. Freezer is actually more important to me.

Any input/advice is much appreciated. Sorry for all that background info, it made a simple question pretty long!

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Old 08-20-2014, 06:15 PM   #2
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We always travel with fridge on.
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:22 PM   #3
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Fridge on here all he time from April to October, travelling or parked. In fact, don't tell anyone, but we have baked chicken and pizza while travelling down the road, when we owned a motor home.
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:25 PM   #4
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Fridge on here all he time from April to October, travelling or parked. In fact, don't tell anyone, but we have baked chicken and pizza while travelling down the road, when we owned a motor home.
That is a heck of a trick to (Bake) in a Refer! Youroo!!
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That is a heck of a trick to (Bake) in a Refer! Youroo!!
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Got confused with the burnt biscuit thread.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:33 PM   #6
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Check the 100+ threads already on this subject...

I travel with it on all the time.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:46 PM   #7
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survey says.....

Leave it on and don't worry about it. Read up on it and be knowledgeable of what might go on. I have no problem or worries leaving it on when fueling. An example of what 'may' be an issue...... Driving on the open windy plains... the flame may (happened to me) blow out and the valve will 'close' (normal and correct), when you stop.... the 'check light' may be on (normal and correct)... just push the on button again and all will be fine, unless a 60 mph side wind blows it out again. (Note: if the side wind is that high, why are you out driving in it anyway.... )
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:00 PM   #8
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Fridge on here as well, 24/7 365, unless it's at the dealer or we're defrosting.
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:50 PM   #9
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Always on with mine, but the second half of your question is there some restriction such as here in Virginia, going in the tunnels you have to have it off or very very big $$$$ fines. They have it posted so you also have to stop and they inspect that it is off, but still some people will not stop that's when they get ya !!! Big brother is watching and they will nail you when you come out.
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