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Old 10-19-2009, 08:12 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by 450Donn View Post
Only caution is turn the propane off before fueling your vehicle at a gas station.
If I'm refueling in a diesel-only area (i.e., a truck stop diesel plaza, a remote diesel pump, etc.), I don't bother with this.

And, yes, we've traveled with the fridge running on propane for many years without a problem.


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Old 10-21-2009, 09:47 PM   #16
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Concerning the question about driving with the Propane turned off or on.

Would you rather have Propane or Ptomaine?


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Old 10-23-2009, 09:47 AM   #17
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Thanks to all who replied. Also sorry for the delay in responding. We made our first trip to the beach. Used the frigde on gas for the 5 hour trip and back. It worked fine. I had a little problem with the water heater for the first couple of days. It didn't seem to want to heat up very much, and then would go from hot to warm to cool, to hot again. Not sure why, but I called a service guy the campground recommended and I spoke with him on the phone. He asked me to recheck the cutoff knobs where the bypass is at the water heater. He thought maybe the cutoff knobs were in the wrong positions. I cannot remember how they were at the time, but all I did was turn them the opposite way, and then turn each one back to where they had originally been. The service guy was so certain that the water heater would now work, even though I told him that I really didn't do anything different from before I called him. Guess what, the water heater started working fine. I swear, I don't know what I did.

Our arrival at the campground was like a scene right out of a Lucy Show. This being our first outing in it, we had planned on getting there early, but oh well, we got there after dark, and it was raining. At least we won't forget our first trip.

Again, thanks to all who helped out with their two cents. Oh yea, I checked my fridge and it is not one of the ones recalled. Thanks for the input on that.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:04 AM   #18
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Fumes would have to knee-deep or better before they'd reach the fridge vent on the opposite side of my trailer.

I do, however, make a point of selecting the outer pumps.
Good choice on the outer pumps ...you do have to think about what is going on over on the other side of your rig from where you may be pumping. I have pictures of a cremated trailer that burned at the pumps. The supposed cause was that while the driver was on the other side of the rig, a station attendant went to the pump beside the refrigerator vent and changed the filter on the pump hose. In the process, he flipped/splattered some gasoline up onto the refer vent area .... WHOOOSH !!!
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I pull up to the first pump that I come to. That leaves the TT out away from the pumps. That leaves the forward pump open to someone else.

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Originally Posted by Wendy View Post
I didn't know there was a certain level where you would not run the frig. Why are you not able to run the frig if the rv is not level?

Also, we leave our rv plugged into power all summer with the frig on auto and the frig full of food. We unplug during out final walk around just before we pull out of the driveway. It's runs on propane the whole trip until we get to our destination and plug the power in. Never had a problem.
Wendy here is Cooling Unit (How it works). If you calculate the 6* and 3* previously posted into inches for your RV, you'll find that it fits the rule of thumb " if you are comfortable living in your RV, it is probably level enough for your refrigerator to operate safely".
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Use the LP.Fridge dont use much of it.You are required to turn it off when fueling,few do,i always forget when it is time to get fuel i am already getting gas when i think of turning it off.It dont blow out.You could get a new Mother board for the controls--Makes refridgerator a 3 way unit(battery MAINTAINS your cold) whole traveling. Expensive! Galen
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Guess I'm the odd man out here. Turn the furnace on day or two before leaving and when hitching, shut it off. Have traveled many miles with out any problems. It's not that I'm trying to save propane (shut that off at the bottles) just feel that it is a safer way to move down the road. An accident may be remote, but if it should happen, no reason to feed a fire and explosion with leaking propane. Just my humble opinion.

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