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Old 02-03-2014, 07:44 PM   #15
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Sorry for the confusion. I didn't make myself clear. We have a NorCold fridge. My question is how do you run your fridge when you are driving down the road?

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Old 02-03-2014, 08:13 PM   #16
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I have a Norcold 1210 (4 door 12 cu ft) and if the trip is only 4 to 5 hours I just keep everything closed up and everything seems to be alright. We usually park at campgrounds so as soon as we arrive I plug in. If it is a no frills night on goes the propane. Hope this helps.

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Old 02-03-2014, 08:18 PM   #17
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Rats! Sorry for the confusion. I didn't make myself clear. We have a NorCold fridge. My question is how do you run your fridge when you are driving down the road?
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:21 PM   #18
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Use your propane when running down the road. I did that for seven years with my Holiday Rambler Endeaver and it is unbelievably efficient and was always reliable. Filling the propane tank was also at most a yearly event. Remember to turn off the propane when refueling as usually posted in instructions.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:26 PM   #19
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rwp48 When traveling, boondocking, (and when rest area, Walmart or truck stop overnighting), I've never used the 2000 watt inverter to power the refrigerator. I've only run the refrigerator on propane. Because the refrigerator receptacle is not powered by the inverter, I would need to add an inverter powered receptacle at, (or run an extension cord to), the rear of my refrigerator. BTW, my Norcold model 682 refrigerator has run 3-4 months, in 60-80 degree OS temps, on less than 5 gal of propane. Mel '96 Safari, 132k miles
I am also happy with my 682 but I have gotten into the habit of actually turning off my fridge at nigh as I have found it's very well insulated and keeps the temp very steady for 7-8 hrs I'm not so concerned about the propane as I have found that just the fridge cycling can use a " noticeable" amount of power
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I bought a special "fridge harness" and a short leash, this keeps it under control when we take it for a run...
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Is it dangerous to run the refer on LP while on route?
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:36 PM   #22
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Is it dangerous to run the refer on LP while on route?
No. The movement of the coach keeps it working just fine. Just don't park it on a hill and forget that it is on!

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Old 02-05-2014, 05:36 PM   #23
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Same as the other Norcolds running down the road...propane. In the mountains, on rough roads, the thing is very reliable and efficient. I would however, look to see if all the recalls have been complied with. Norcold Promotion

When traveling in tunnels that require to turn off the propane, we use the genny.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:51 PM   #24
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Propane is the way to go. As several previous posters stated it uses very little propane.
Also if you happen to be stuck with 20 or 30 amp service, I leave it on propane even when plugged in. This frees up a few precious amps of electricity to run other things like AC and microwave.

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