Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Travel Trailer Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-20-2015, 08:36 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 38
Fridge mode when traveling

We will be going on our maiden voyage on Thursday with our 2015 TT. Do you put your fridge in AC mode when traveling? And does AC mode also mean its connected/drawing from the batteries (when driving and dry dock) and then from electrical hookup when we are plugged in?
__________________

__________________
Xtrains is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-20-2015, 10:20 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
vsheetz's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 11,776
If you have an inverter that will power the refrigerator you can leave it on AC. The engine alternator will replenish the batteries. This is how we usually travel.
__________________

__________________
Vince and Susan
2011 Tiffin Phaeton 40QTH (Cummins ISC/Freightliner)
Flat towing a modified 2005 Jeep (Rubicon Wrangler)
Previously a 2002 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 37A and a 1995 Safari Trek 2830.
vsheetz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2015, 10:33 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 2,796
We leave ours on Auto mode, which it will look for electricity first, and the go to propane if not found. Then when you get to a CG and plug into electricity it will switch back. It is safe to run it on propane while traveling.
__________________
Mike & Charlotte
2014 Newmar Canyon Star 3610
Orange County, California
Mike and Cha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2015, 10:39 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: hanson ma
Posts: 206
I do not know how your fridg and tt are setup but the units I am familiar with run on gas with 12v controls when not connected to shore power or gen set
__________________
hometool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2015, 10:52 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,398
Quote:
Originally Posted by hometool View Post
I do not know how your fridg and tt are setup but the units I am familiar with run on gas with 12v controls when not connected to shore power or gen set
Yep, same as ours.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2015, 11:08 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
adamfolger's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: MotherLoad foothills approx.60 m.s east of Sacramento
Posts: 1,225
Leave it on auto and forget it till you get back home and then turn it off and clean out leaving the door open so no mold build up. Most of us travel with frig on auto if we are not all electric with residential frig. Some may tell you that it is not safe to travel with the propane on but I always do and have driven 40,000 + miles that way. Enjoy your maiden voyage.....many happy time ahead!!!
__________________
Full time since Nov 2012 RVM#41 Gary and Marian Hill 2001 Monaco Dynasty Jack 38' 370 hp ....If it ain't broke I can still fix it.
Like putting shoes on an octopuss, so are the days of our lives....
adamfolger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2015, 11:15 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 38
Thank you Thank you!
__________________
Xtrains is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 12:21 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 568
I leave in auto but make sure my propane is on the battery is good and I light the stove before we leave to make sure the propane is getting to the fridge.

Went to Disney world from nj and back with it on the whole way with no trouble. Worked great!
__________________
RVGuy1966 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 03:58 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Highway 4x4's Avatar
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: La Verne, Calif
Posts: 2,170
I tried leaving mine on AC but I ran out of extension cord when I hit the freeway.
__________________
2014 Wind River 250RDSW
2014 Ram 2500 Diesel Laramie 4x4, Snugtop shell,
One big spoiled Bernese Mtn Dog
Highway 4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 04:05 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 9,804
And the extension cord wrapped around my drive shaft and catapulted me into a dich.
__________________
twinboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2015, 06:46 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 568
you should have bought the extra long purple cord that stretches......
__________________
RVGuy1966 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2015, 07:21 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
wa8yxm's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 22,790
I you have an inverter then the fridge may work i A/C if the idiot who wired the inverter in wired it that way,, However if the very intellegent technician who wired the inverter in put the fridge on the master panel and NOT the sub panel, then it will now work on AD.

NOTE: terminology used above expresses my opinion of the technicians in this regard.

Fridge draws around 350 watts operating, that's roughly 35 amps at 12 volts (To convert 120 volt watts to 12 volt amps just divide by 10, The actual computation is far more complex, but this comes out fairly close).

That is a lot of current and your alternator may find it hard to push that much current that far fast enough to keep the batteries charged, Mine does (NOTE: the alternator has no problem generating that much, Just it's a long way to push at least on my rig).

Too much line loss.

I run the fridge on gas.

now, insurance companies want me to turn the gas off, but when I compare the costs to the benefits,, I run it on Gas.

If you wish, once the thing is cold, so long as you do not open the door, you can just shut it off for, generally, around 8 hours,, Since that's a long time to drive... Shut it (And the propane) off, Drive till lunck, turn both on, eat, turn both off, drive to evening, park and plug into shore power.
__________________
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2015, 10:33 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
caissiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,312
Been driving with the fridge on gas for 23 years. Propane system on an RV is no more dangerous then gas fumes. I have arrived home after having my propane tank filled and found the valve on the tanks open. Now I always check the tank valve before loading the tanks at the fill station. And those propane attendants are qualified. So it's perfectly safe to have a line break and not have a propane leak.
__________________
Barbara and Laurent, Hartland Big Country 3500RL. 39 ft long and 15500 GVW.
2005 Ford F250 SD, XL F250 4x4, Long Box, 6.0L Diesel, 6 Speed Stick, Hypertech Max Energy for Fuel mileage of 21 MPusG empty, 12.6 MPusG pulling the BC. ScangaugeII for display..
caissiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2015, 12:46 AM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 38
Lol
__________________

__________________
Xtrains is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fridge, travel



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Swapping Norcold 1210 for Residential Fridge USMCJS Newmar Owner's Forum 5 01-20-2015 11:29 PM
Norcold Fridge in a 1993 Class C, Am I doing it wrong? Mark Spears Class C Motorhome Discussions 2 08-12-2014 06:23 AM
Question about leaving fridge on while traveling WanderinTXun RV Systems & Appliances 20 08-10-2014 02:42 PM
Fridge Problem Rossi6998 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 22 01-10-2014 09:02 AM
My Dometic 3Way Fridge On Propane Libero RV Systems & Appliances 3 10-04-2013 05:40 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.