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Timothy2001

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Posted: 06/15/19 05:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have read opposing opinions on this. Should I just run the generator to power the refer or is it okay to utilize it on propane while driving down the road?


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Posted: 06/15/19 05:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You need to do what is right for you. I leave it on due to the very low risk of a propane issue when driving, some turn it off.

For me the much higher risk is other drivers like the driver 2 days ago that cut 3' in front of me at 60 MPH.


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You are most likely going to get mixed opinions here, as well. I would consult your owners manual or contact the manufacturer. My opinion, which should not be worth dirt to you, is to go ahead and run it on propane while traveling. I don't do that, though. My fridge stays cold and my freezer stays frozen from one campsite to the next without running it on anything. It is well insulated.


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Posted: 06/15/19 05:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are thousands of RVs in transit right now running the fridge on propane. This is how they were designed to work. Your call.


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Timothy2001 wrote:

Should I just run the generator to power the refer


NO. Terrible waste of fuel if that is all you need the generator for.

Either......leave it on propane (except when filling the fuel tank) OR get a few "ice packs", put a couple into the fridge section and shut it OFF while moving.


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Very seldom anymore. $25.00 wireless temperature gauge tossed on dash. I can keep eye on temps. I can go all day driving in most weather without it running. Guess depends on fridg/freezer.

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x3 they were made to be used,think this one out ,whens the last time you read a rv blew up going down the road.

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Thanks, not going to sweat it (pun intended).

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Posted: 06/15/19 07:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is a low risk, but not zero.
So it depends upon your comfort level.

An RV versus car accident did rupture a gas line once, and ended up a total loss for both vehicles, and a dog in the RV. So it can happen.


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Lots of RVers disagree with me...no problem. I run my fridge on propane 100% of the time...camping and driving...since 1978.


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