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Old 05-29-2015, 01:31 PM   #1
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Hi all. May be a dumb question, but what do most people do when prepping for a trip. Can I start the fridge hours before loading and run during travel.

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Old 05-29-2015, 01:37 PM   #2
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fridge power

We cool ours down using AC the day before travelling. I usually add frozen water bottles to help it along as it takes several hours to cool down, and don't load food until a couple of hours before we are leaving. Ours will automatically switch to propane (if tank valves are open) when we unplug the AC power just before we start travelling. Hope this helps.

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Old 05-29-2015, 01:42 PM   #3
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Start my fridge the morning of the day before then fill it that night.
Leave the next day.

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Old 05-29-2015, 01:45 PM   #4
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Yes, and Yes. Not dumb at all. It's good to run your reefer a good 12-24 hours before leaving and running it on propane or 12v when in transit is perfectly fine. The only precaution is to turn it off during fuel stops. (Although.. the number of people that do and don't is probably 50/50.)
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:55 PM   #5
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Thanks, starting hours before makes sense as does ice . Didn't know I could run on gas during transit.
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Old 05-29-2015, 04:07 PM   #6
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I always turn it on the day before. Filling it after a few hours with cold food helps to get it cooled down more quickly.

Don't fill you ice trays right before you take off. Makes a bit of a mess! Not that I have ever done it

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