Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-08-2014, 04:13 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 28
Refrigerator question

I'm a new be to pop up's. If my trailer is plugged into a outlet will it use any propane or just run on a/c.
__________________

__________________
fastdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2014, 04:51 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 782
should just be a/c. but just make sure propane tanks are closed. unless you are using the grille or furnace. btw what model pup do you have that way if someone has that model they might be able to help more. mine is a hw276 3way fridge so mine is automatic.
__________________

__________________
kinma13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2014, 06:13 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 28
Model is 2280. Do you know if there are controls for the fridge. I can't see any.
__________________
fastdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2014, 08:18 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
vinmaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: MA
Posts: 1,793
Not sure about your model.

Mine had controls on the front for selecting. It also has an auto feature where the default will be AC, then propane, then DC. I would think you should at least have a manual switch.

Vin.
__________________

2015 HW296
2006 HW256 (previous pup)
2013 Chevy Tahoe
Equalizer WDH 1000#
vinmaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2014, 08:32 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
f5moab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 2,058
Quote:
Originally Posted by kinma13 View Post
but just make sure propane tanks are closed.
Why? I open my valves when I arrive at the campground. If I'm running the fridge on propane, I ignite the propane system, if not, I still open the valves for heat if it will be needed later in the night.
__________________
Trailer: Lifted 228BH, heavy duty springs and Yokohama tires DELAMINATED ROOF
TV: 2016 GMC Sierra Z71 4x4 CC, SLT
Spare TV: Two Alaskan Malamutes

Living somewhere in ID; previously lived in Moab UT; previous to that, don't ask!
f5moab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2014, 02:48 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 782
F5moab my fridge when set to auto will try propane first. Then AC not sure why it does that.
__________________
kinma13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2014, 07:58 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
f5moab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 2,058
Interesting. Mine is all manual, requiring me to switch to whatever mode I want.
__________________
Trailer: Lifted 228BH, heavy duty springs and Yokohama tires DELAMINATED ROOF
TV: 2016 GMC Sierra Z71 4x4 CC, SLT
Spare TV: Two Alaskan Malamutes

Living somewhere in ID; previously lived in Moab UT; previous to that, don't ask!
f5moab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2014, 12:21 AM   #8
Member
 
marsh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ukiah, Ca
Posts: 48
Our HW277 goes ac then propane then dc when in auto.
__________________
marsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2014, 07:25 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 25
Refrigerator question

My Flagstaff 227 popup is automatic to electric so I have to manually choose propane by lighting the pilot. I found out from my neighbor that while the fridge is on electric it does not get as cold as when on propane. My last trip I actually had a little ice in my sodas with it on propane.
My controls are in the inside panel on the outside of the trailer, it has 1 thru 9 marked with 9 the coldest
__________________
Vicfut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2014, 08:11 PM   #10
Member
 
marsh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Ukiah, Ca
Posts: 48
I had a friend who is a veteran RV'er tell me that he runs his refridge on dc while traveling then cools it with propane before going to ac. He says propane cools much faster.
__________________

__________________
marsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fridge, refrigerator

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:43 PM.