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Old 05-05-2012, 05:43 AM   #1
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Gas Electric Frig

I installed a new Dometic Refrig in my 87 Honey and I was under the impression that running the frig on gas while driving to and from locations would keep my wife's Popsicles frozen. This said I was at a RV dealer and happen to hear part of a conversation about running refrigerators on gas. This service person stated that you should not run the Refrigerator on gas while driving down the road. This bothered me and I went home got the manual out and I couldn't find any reference to this statement. Your valued input please?
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:52 AM   #2
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I do all the time... Keeps my beer cold
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:57 AM   #3
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I have been doing it for 60 plus years and have never seen or been told that was
wrong. In fact when I unplug from shore power it changes to gas unless I shut it off.
I have been told to start the unit on gas to get the temp down before using electric
as the unit cools better on gas.
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:57 AM   #4
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Traveling with Refrigerator on

Operating refrigerator on propane while driving
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:06 AM   #5
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I've always left ours to operate on auto, so when we're headed down the road and we don't have the generator running the fridge is on LP. Have never had any problems doing that. I shut it down when we fuel up and turn it back on when we hit the road again.
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When I had my 5er, cross winds blew out the pilot light several times. When that happens, they try to re-light several time, then shut down.
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We start ours on gas 8 hrs. before we are going to use it. When we arrive to our camp site we switch over to elec. We usually keep our drinks in a cooler. CONSTANT opening of the frig. door makes it difficukt to keep cool.
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This is a greatly debated topic. We have been running all of our refrigs on prpane on the road since 1984. We have yet to set fire to anything, blow up a since RV or cause a single disaster.

When I arrive, the ice cream is frozen and the beer is cold.

Some claim to cool them at night and coast through the day on the road. maybe up north, but not in the south.

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The times mine blew out due to cross winds, I had to put a beer or two in the freezer while I was setting up.
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Made it all the way through 48 states and part of Canada with the gas on.

Not a problem.
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Always on auto, so gas is always on if AC is absent, no issues -- since 1993.
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