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Old 07-11-2011, 11:12 PM   #21
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if we are going near by say 45 mins we get the fridge cold while plugged in at home then leave and turn it off till we arrive. The fridge is as good as a cooler so it stay plenty cool, when we drive for two or more days we run gas while rolling
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:50 AM   #23
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I was wondering about the frig staying lite while traveling. Any thoughts?
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:09 AM   #24
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I was wondering about the frig staying lite while traveling. Any thoughts?
Not a problem here.
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6 motorhomes etc and never a problem
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:28 AM   #26
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I'm going to try it while traveling to Tenn. in a few weeks. About a 500 mile trip one way.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:57 AM   #27
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Bear is my man !!!!

I'm with BEAR, turn the fridge a couple of days before you are to leave, load it up the night before with cold "STUFF". The next day you will be A-OK for your trip with the gas on.

Like Bear says, BEER WILL BE COLD WHEN YOU GET THERE.
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:11 PM   #28
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Once the fridge is at the correct temp. I will load it up as quickly as possible. I travel with the propane on without any problem. I haven't been hitched while filling up the TV gas tank.

If the fridge is not cold enough I will keep the cold food on ice in a cooler. My TT is stored off site so unless I bring it home the day before a trip the fridge does not have enough time to get cold enough before departing.
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:33 PM   #29
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i run with mine on as well.
seems like i read that u are to run with it off. i think i read that in the frig material but just as easily have read it in a forum.
what i read suggested that the frig would stay cold several hours after being brought down to temp and shut off.
my thoughts is that that is a legal statement in case there is a fire.
there are several safe guards built around the burner (especially if u have one of the recalled units that they installed the "fix") that will shut down the burner if the flame gets out of the burner area.
i have never had the flame, on the frige, go out while driving. i have had it go out while i was hooking up before leaving. most likely due to not having the air completely out of the system before leaving. i usually check the frig several times before i leave and during the first stop.
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:51 PM   #30
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I have traveled for years with my propane "ON" and never had a problem.
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:52 PM   #31
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Same for me , last winter we made around 8000 km in the south of US and always open!

However when I put gasoline, fill the tank and it is hot with a lot of gasoline fume I close it and open it back after living the fuel station!
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just this past june i traveled 21 days 7 southern states and 7000 kms and i had my fridge on the whole time with propane, and i never had a problem, and i was quite pleased with it, well i turned it while i got gas and going through that tunnel going into Zion
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:50 PM   #33
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While many of you travel with the propane on and the fridge turned on it is illegal to do so in British Columbia Canada. So we travel with it off. Even after 8 hours on the road everything was still cold and ice cubes and ice cream had not melted. When we stop for a lunch/nap break we turn on the propane (usually an hour stop.)
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Do you have a link or anything GD? We are going to BC next weekend; and it would be good info to know.

I looked and couldn't find anything; just this pdf which only talks about turning it off when refueling.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:03 PM   #35
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Do you have a link or anything GD? We are going to BC next weekend; and it would be good info to know.

I looked and couldn't find anything; just this pdf which only talks about turning it off when refueling.
I have read it somewhere... but can't seem to find out where. Will keep searching. I also read it was ok but check with ICBC first and I read that Dangerous Cargo regulations say shut it off before travelling. Can't find it on ICBC website yet and can't figure out the dangerous cargo rules. So I will keep looking.
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I have read it somewhere... but can't seem to find out where. Will keep searching. I also read it was ok but check with ICBC first and I read that Dangerous Cargo regulations say shut it off before travelling. Can't find it on ICBC website yet and can't figure out the dangerous cargo rules. So I will keep looking.
Here is a link I found for regulations. It says you can travel with it on. Sorry for the misinformation. However ICBC recommends shutting it off.

RVDA of Canada - Provincial RV Regulations
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I think I just found it:
http://www.drivesmartbc.ca/rvs/operating-rvs-propane

The article it links to does not specify propane; but I guess better to not risk a ticket.

Thanks for looking- I found it by adding some of your key words to my search.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:44 PM   #38
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I think I just found it:
http://www.drivesmartbc.ca/rvs/operating-rvs-propane

The article it links to does not specify propane; but I guess better to not risk a ticket.

Thanks for looking- I found it by adding some of your key words to my search.
Thanks.. and hope you enjoy travelling in our beautiful province.
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:12 AM   #39
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Most of our trips are under 2 hours so we'll pre-cool and load the fridge a couple days before travel and turn everything off for the trip.

Nice to see from the chart that it is legal in Ontario when we go for that longer trip.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:55 AM   #40
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I think I just found it:
http://www.drivesmartbc.ca/rvs/operating-rvs-propane

The article it links to does not specify propane; but I guess better to not risk a ticket.

Thanks for looking- I found it by adding some of your key words to my search.
The references in that article have nothing to do with RV's. They even goes so far as to talk about proper proceedures for transporting propane cylinders in your vehicle not an RV. Also the BCSA is not a government organization but an independant organization. There are common sense things like shutting the propane off if you are on a ferry long tunnels etc. But not a thing on actual law as it relates to daily driving on BC highways.
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