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Old 06-25-2014, 05:28 PM   #1
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Fridge question

How do I know if I have a 2 or 3 way fridge? I have a Roo 21ssl. The front panel just has an "on/off" button and a "gas" button. Trying to figure out how to run down the highway and keep fridge running.
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:36 PM   #2
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well, your dealer should have covered that, during your PDI.

3-way fridges are generally only found in truck campers and popups(and similar smaller trailers)because they are much smaller than 2-way fridges, which would exhaust a tow vehicle's battery trying to cool it down.

nearly all travel trailers, 5th wheels and motorhomes have 2-way fridges. and most of us run it on propane while traveling.
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:37 PM   #3
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2 way.

Put on auto

When hooked to shore power it'll be on electric.
As soon as u unhook it'll go to gas for travel.
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:55 PM   #4
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2 way.

Put on auto

When hooked to shore power it'll be on electric.
As soon as u unhook it'll go to gas for travel.
But you'll need to leave the gas on going down the road. You'll need to decide if you're comfortable with that. The comfort level with that seems to be about 50-50 on this forum.
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Yup...my PDI was less than stellar and me, being a newbie to TT, really didn't know all the right questions to ask. Ya I figured it out now...2 way and I guess I will have to risk traveling with propane on down the road. Is there any likelyhood of the flame blowing out?
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:11 PM   #6
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Yeah, the group is split between having the propane on or not. It took me a bit of time to get used to dealing with propane and now my comfort level has increased.

Do what you are comfortable with. You can always revisit the issue later on if you wish to.
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Yup...my PDI was less than stellar and me, being a newbie to TT, really didn't know all the right questions to ask. Ya I figured it out now...2 way and I guess I will have to risk traveling with propane on down the road. Is there any likelyhood of the flame blowing out?

Not likely. It's only lit while cooling anyways and is capable of relighting itself the next time it's needed. They're not like the old fridges that required pilot lights.


The bigger concern tends to be about refuelling and what could go wrong if the fridge decides it needs to light right when you happen to be refuelling and there's a cloud of gas vapours.


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Yup...my PDI was less than stellar and me, being a newbie to TT, really didn't know all the right questions to ask. Ya I figured it out now...2 way and I guess I will have to risk traveling with propane on down the road. Is there any likelyhood of the flame blowing out?
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My uncle said his friend's brother-in-law's cousin talked to an acquaintance whose friend's dad heard of a fire at a gas station once but he wasn't sure if it was because a fridge was running on propane or not.

If that's not enough to scare you straight about the dangers of propane RV fridges, nothing will.
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I'm still here as well, only started 3 years when we got our first camper.

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