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Tanddhall 06-09-2015 10:54 PM

Traveling with Fridge ON
I have gotten conflicting answers on my question from dealers so I am depending on all you well seasoned campers for the correct answer. I have a Wildwood LE 22FBS and would like to my fridge run while on the road. It is only a 2-way, gas or 110v, and of course know without a generator or inverter cannot use 110v. Is it safe to leave the gas valve turned on at the tank and run the fridge on gas while traveling. Some say no way and the pilot light will blow out but of course others say no problem. Ok the floor is open to any and all opinions on this matter.

bikendan 06-09-2015 11:20 PM

this question is asked constantly, on all RV forums.
the majority of RV owners travel with the fridge lit on propane.

some choose to turn it off while fueling.

SKnight 06-10-2015 12:25 AM

I travel with mine on. While there's still a risk, modern technology has greatly improved the safety.

nbenn3 06-10-2015 07:39 AM

I travel with mine on...takes too long to cool down if not.

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Mikegjax 06-10-2015 07:49 AM


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Witch Doctor 06-10-2015 07:55 AM

I travel with the gas on, THEY WILL NOT BLOW OUT. The biggest argument that I have seen is during fueling. But from where my refer is it couldn't be effected. It's not even under a canopy to trap fumes. The other is that most tunnels in the USA require you to turn off the propane, here in Virginia they have pull offs that they inspect that it is off, DO NOT pass up one of those stations big big fine, I think it's $200.00 and your on camera, the trooper will get you on the otherside they just sit and wait. On the other side they have a big pull off so you can turn it back on. If it was bad to travel with it on, then why would the State of Virginia put all this in?

elind 06-10-2015 08:01 AM

Always on.
And never heard of an explosion from a fridge while on the road. Also RV propane fridges don't have pilot lights.

Canonman 06-10-2015 08:02 AM

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On for us. The manufacturer even added a baffle to ensure the pilot light would remain lit while traveling. If you travel where it's hot, a 2 to 3 hour trip could mean some real problems for cold foods.
I did read somewhere that Canada has a rule against traveling with the propane on.
Anyone know of any such restrictions?

ddbck 06-10-2015 08:04 AM

Always on.

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