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Old 08-16-2011, 01:20 PM   #1
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Possibly dumb question about pop ups and fridges

Does anyone leave their fridge on (AC power) while the pop up roof is down and it's all closed up? Our fridge takes a full day to cool down when we get to a campsite. What's the point in turning it on if it doesnt cool down until saturday night.... lol

We're taking off for a trip this friday and i'd like to leave it on over the next few days to stay cold. Right now, it's in my driveway open and set up while we clean and restock it. I'm going to close it up tonight after work and i'd like to leave it on.

Any problems with this? Nothing closes in front of it on the inside and the ventilation is still there on the outside. It will be plugged into AC until I hook up the truck Friday afternoon.

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Old 08-16-2011, 01:33 PM   #2
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I've been doing the same with mine. I haven't had any problems.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:54 PM   #3
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No problems at all, did the same with our old Fleetwood popup. I would recommend that once you unplug at home and before closing up the popup, get the fridge working on gas (LP) so the fridge will continue to cool while traveling.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:29 PM   #4
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No problems at all, did the same with our old Fleetwood popup. I would recommend that once you unplug at home and before closing up the popup, get the fridge working on gas (LP) so the fridge will continue to cool while traveling.
Wouldn't it also work on DC power while traveling? Somehow the thought of having a lit flame burning while i'm driving down the road doesn't sit too well with me...
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:36 PM   #5
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Unless pop ups are different, it is pretty well an RV standard that at all times between any trips, the fridge should be on, cold, stocked and ready to go at a moments notice.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:46 PM   #6
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You can leave it on. Just make sure the RV is fairly level.

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And, it might be wise not to stop for gas with an open flame feet from the pump.
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And, it might be wise not to stop for gas with an open flame feet from the pump.
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Here's Dometic's warning:

Most LP gas appliances used in recreational vehicles are vented to the outside of the vehicle. When parked close to a gasoline pump, it is possible that the gasoline fumes could enter this type of appliance and ignite from the burner flame, CAUSING A FIRE OR AN EXPLOSION.

FOR YOUR SAFETY, when refueling, shut off all LP gas appliances which are vented to the outside.
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If it a three way 110, 12 volt or propane you could run it on DC but it is a large drain on the battery.
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Here's Dometic's warning:

Most LP gas appliances used in recreational vehicles are vented to the outside of the vehicle. When parked close to a gasoline pump, it is possible that the gasoline fumes could enter this type of appliance and ignite from the burner flame, CAUSING A FIRE OR AN EXPLOSION.

FOR YOUR SAFETY, when refueling, shut off all LP gas appliances which are vented to the outside.
Yeah, I think i'll go with DC power for the hour and a half i'll be driving. Or I could just shut it off too.....
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