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Old 05-31-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Fridge on LP gas

Since I am finally buying a "decent" used RV that can switch between gas/electric or both for the fridge, which is best to use when on the road? Is it a problem or can it damage the fridge if the vehicle is moving or not level when on gas?

Rexhall Vision 1999

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Not an expert by any means but we use propane for all driving and then if we're in a CG we go electric. Never had a problem and have crossed the Rocky Mountains many times. Just remember to temp shut off when fueling up. ( least that's what the manual says)
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Thanks for that info, I probably would not have turned off the fridge during filling up. Beauty of buying used, manuals long gone and seem to be impossible to find.

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Regarding level operation, they figure while you're on the road there's enough motion rocking back and forth due to the roads, that you don't need to be level. That's never been an issue.

Regarding using it on propane while on the road, I think that's the way many/most run them.
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Thanks for that info, I probably would not have turned off the fridge during filling up. Beauty of buying used, manuals long gone and seem to be impossible to find.

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If you look in the files section of the site there are numerous manuals and diagrams. You can also call the manufacturer and get most info you need free.
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Keep in mind if traveling through many tunnels you need to turn the propane off.
We always plug in our refridge over night, load with food before leaving, travel w/out propane on and the fridge stays cold. Even after 8 hours.

You don't need to worry too much if you hit a campground with electric within 8-9 hours, IMO.
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Thanks everybody, for the info.

I did call Rexhall and they sold/sent me a manual for $20 but it is really basic. Not much info. Will look on the site for better info.

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Thanks everybody, for the info.

I did call Rexhall and they sold/sent me a manual for $20 but it is really basic. Not much info. Will look on the site for better info.

Thanks again,

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It was probably the MH manual not the chassis manual. What brand fridge, water heater, furnace, A/C units, thermostat, toilet,etc? Most of the manuals are available from folks on this site for free just ask.
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Keep in mind if traveling through many tunnels you need to turn the propane off.
We always plug in our refridge over night, load with food before leaving, travel w/out propane on and the fridge stays cold. Even after 8 hours.

You don't need to worry too much if you hit a campground with electric within 8-9 hours, IMO.
We've never found a tunnel out here on the west coast that requires the propane to be shut off.
I've traveled with the propane on for 50+ years and never had any trouble.
On one forum a fireman had checked the national database and didn't find even ONE fire that was attributed to the propane being on.
Besides, gasoline is more of a problem and people travel everyday with a tank full of gasoline without even giving it a thought.
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I would think that if one was traveling with the generator on for the AC that running the frig in electric would be cheaper. Maybe?
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I know of at least 1 tunnel between cinci and Orlando that has that requirement.
Agreed, the chance of an accident and explosion is remote.
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Your Frig is probably LP or 110 V elec. Unless you run the genny while traveling, the frig will default to gas. (if in the "Auto" mode} If the genny is running, again in the auto mode, it will default to elec. Since I don't normaly run the genny when traveling my frig is on Auto using LP and switches to elec. when plugged in to shore power.
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I've never shut the propane off anywhere any time.

You will run on propane while on the road and it will switch automatically to electric when you plug into campground power if the refrigerator is set on automatic.
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The only thing I would add, would be to ensure your unit has had the recall done, so it will shut down if there is an overheat.
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