Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-12-2021, 09:50 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2021
Posts: 14
ROCKWOOD HW277 refrigerator.

When traveling down the road what power source do you use to keep the refrigerator cold? (DC or gas)
SWehrmeyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2021, 09:56 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
GalsofEscape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Catonsville Maryland
Posts: 1,720
gas. when i had my HW277, any long trips would run the camper battery down as the tow vehicle was not able to keep it charged w/ the fridge.
__________________
HTT: "EscapeII" 2016 Shamrock 23WS (current)
PUP: "Escape" 2010 Rockwood HW 277 (gone)
TV: "Bruce" 2011 Dodge Durango V8 Hemi Crew
Just us gals (me, Sis and our daughters)
We spend alot of money to go sit in the woods
GalsofEscape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2021, 10:21 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2021
Posts: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by GalsofEscape View Post
gas. when i had my HW277, any long trips would run the camper battery down as the tow vehicle was not able to keep it charged w/ the fridge.


Thank you. That confirms what we thought would happen. Did you use the gas to power it while you were driving?
SWehrmeyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2021, 10:22 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2021
Posts: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by GalsofEscape View Post
gas. when i had my HW277, any long trips would run the camper battery down as the tow vehicle was not able to keep it charged w/ the fridge.


Oh I reread you post and see you said gas. Thank you so much
SWehrmeyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2021, 06:39 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 11
Same here use gas also
totalcomfort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2021, 06:24 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Campworthy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 137
I'm too much of a nervous nelly to drive with the propane tank open & lit. I just pre-cool it a few days before, fill it with food the day of, turn it off, throw some ice packs in and it stays cool for a least a 3 hour drive.
__________________
2018 Flagstaff HW27ks
2019 Toyota Tundra
Campworthy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2021, 08:13 PM   #7
Site Team
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 25,638
Quote:
Originally Posted by Campworthy View Post
I'm too much of a nervous nelly to drive with the propane tank open & lit.
RVers have been doing it for over 75 years.
__________________
Dan-Retired California Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 SCREW XTR 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
4pt Equal-i-zer WDH and 1828lbs of payload capacity
bikendan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2021, 10:00 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
HONDAMAN174's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Big brown desert
Posts: 2,967
Used gas with mine for 18 months before I sold the unit.
__________________
2014 Stealth Evo 2850- "Woodstock"
2011 Toyota Tundra Rock Crawler TRD 5.7- "Clifford"
2013 Honda Accord Coupe V6 w/Track Pack- "Julia"

Just glad to get away
HONDAMAN174 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
refrigerator, rockwood

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


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:26 AM.