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Old 06-07-2015, 04:36 AM   #1
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Which should I use when on the road for the day. 12 volt or propane? Will flame stay lit? It is on driver side of TC.
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Old 06-07-2015, 06:39 AM   #2
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In a trailer I would choose Propane.. In my motor home I DO use Propane 12 voltis not an option.
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Which should I use when on the road for the day. 12 volt or propane? Will flame stay lit? It is on driver side of TC.
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What do you want to run on propane or 12v on the road?
My refigerator is always running on propane when I'm traveling and I sometimes use the furnace.
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My fridge runs on propane or 115 AC and switches automaticaly
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Old 06-07-2015, 10:43 AM   #6
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I use 12 v when moving and truck is running, as my truck alternator is keeping my camper battery charged through 8ga wiring. I use Propane when boondocking and 110v when available.
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IF , your fridge has electronic ignition for lighting the burner, then propane is more efficient than 12v. BUT without electronic ignition to re-light the burner there is a chance the flame could blow out and you will arrive at days end with warm beer. So 12v for traveling.


beeman , posting the fridge type and year of you RV would be a big help to members trying to answer your questions.
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Propane is safe and economical. Not sure what RV you have or how old, but you should have no problem running it on propane while traveling. Ours only runs on propane or 110 and switches back/forth automatically.
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Which should I use when on the road for the day. 12 volt or propane? Will flame stay lit? It is on driver side of TC.
A little relevant information is required in any question if correct answers, (NOT guesses), are expected.

Since Beeman12, (the OP), did not bother to tell us what propane appliance he has in his RV that also runs on 12V... it is difficult if not imposable to answer his question.

However since very few RV appliances in very few RVs run on propane without 12VDC, my guess is he most likely will have to use both propane AND 12V to run ANY RV APPLIANCE when on the road.

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camper is a 2008 sun-lite. Fridge runs 3 way but "IS NOT" auto. The switches and flame is lit from outside the camper. So if flame blows out it will "NOT" relite itself. Need to shutoff the 110 to run12 volt and shut both of them off to run propane. Is it Dometic fridge no freezer.
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camper is a 2008 sun-lite. Fridge runs 3 way but "IS NOT" auto. The switches and flame is lit from outside the camper. So if flame blows out it will "NOT" relite itself. Need to shutoff the 110 to run12 volt and shut both of them off to run propane. Is it Dometic fridge no freezer.

Since it appears that your Propane burner is not electronic ignition, then 12v would be the best option while driving down the road.

Just be sure to monitor your house battery to ensure it is being charged and does not run down.


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If you ever do decide to use propane, please remember to turn the
propane OFF when you stop for fuel.
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