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Old 09-30-2011, 01:34 PM   #1
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Refrigerator Power

We are headed out on the longest pull we have made with our camper. We will be on the road approx 10 hours. We have items in our refrigerator. Would you supply the cooling via gas or off the 12 volt system ? My Flagstaff 30WRKSS charges while in tow.

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Old 09-30-2011, 02:29 PM   #2
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The only way to run the fridge on 12 volt, is if you have a 3 way fridge. If so, I would get it cold and and everything I was going to put in it, a day before the trip. Then tun on 12 volts. Otherwise put it on propane. Your call as to whether you shut it off while refueling the to vehicle. Several threads on here about running with propane on. Many opinions, do a search if interested.
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:32 PM   #3
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There are a few discussions regarding this subject, this one being the latest one: . Take a look at it for the pros and cons (and the many opinions!) of LP vs 12V.
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:52 PM   #4
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The best for you is gas. The larger fridgs dont operate on 12 volts. When I had a small pop up My fridg had the 12 volts and I found that the 12 volts was very weak and barely cooling. Also I can tell you that the smaller fridgs can flame out very easily compared to bigger fridgs. There also we had several small trailers and the only thing that can happens is the gas will shut off automatically by the thermocouple if you have a flame out.
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:29 AM   #5
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There is also a thread on the pros and cons of LP in our new
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