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Old 06-10-2018, 07:55 AM   #1
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Refrigerator on while towing?

New to trailering... saw in manual that fridge will operate while towing. Any issue? Is this the way most do it? Requires leaving gas on?
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Yes they are "Travel Units" if you want Cold things let it be Powered while "Going Down the Road"! Youroo!!
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Leave mine on auto all season and never think about it. At end of season clean everything out and put the door clips on doors so it keeps a gap on freezer and main section of fridg.
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The vast majority of RV owners travel with propane on.
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A much discussed topic here!
Some do, some don't and each side has their reasons.

From the multiple R/V sites I follow, most travel with the propane on and the refrigerator operating.
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A much discussed topic here!
Some do, some don't and each side has their reasons.

From the multiple R/V sites I follow, most travel with the propane on and the refrigerator operating.
Yes keep that thing cold. How ever if you are sticking to fuel up your propane should be off. Chances are probably low that the pilot from the fridge will make a gas pump go boom but I don't want to fi d out.
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I have the basic Dometic fridge in my Prime Time Spartan 1032 toy hauler. As long as I have the fridge and freezer fairly populated with cold stuff...and the fridge is on and at operating temperature when i hit the road....my ice cream is still frozen and everything in the fridge stays fully cold when i travel 7 to 8 hours....with the fridge turned completely off. Been following this routine for years. My wife often adds a small bag of ice cubes to the freezer for cold drink use...and and added margin of safety. ..but never had a problem with keeping everything cold even in the 90 degree heat of the summer.

Most experts will advise against leaving the propane on while on the road for safety reasons.
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New to trailering... saw in manual that fridge will operate while towing. Any issue? Is this the way most do it? Requires leaving gas on?
Of course, leave the gas on if you want the fridge to operate. Unless you have a residential refrigerator that operates only on electric.

Sometimes we travel with it on, but usually off. As RockyMtnMarty says, ours usually keeps everything cold for 8 hours.
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Always left it on. Never an issue.
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How else are you going to keep the ice cream from melting?
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