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Old 06-02-2021, 08:01 PM   #15
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All gas appliances in an RV are designed to function while stationary or moving according to the appliance mfgrs.
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Old 06-02-2021, 08:14 PM   #16
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The 1st 16 months we always had propane fridge on, but would turn the gas off at gas station ( if we remembered to), or the 1 tunnel we have now gone through about 6 times. However, 2 months ago, I added an additional 120v power source for our Norcold that is fed by Inverter. The fridge is now always on 24/7 on 120v when driving or even when stopping ( 4 hours or less) we have 250 ahs of batteries. We now only switch to gas on limited basis based on how long we plan to be without shore power or if we think we may need the generator.

To show how this has improved for us; we went from always using the Automatic setting for Gas/Electric to NEVER using the automatic setting. It is by default always to Electric if turned on, but if we do not have Generator running or shorepower, it will not come on unless I specifically want it to run off inverter to which I turn the Inverter Remote switch on. For the most part; now the propane is for heat and hot water
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Old 06-02-2021, 08:22 PM   #17
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We have been RVing for 35 years and always left our refrigerators on while traveling.

Who was the person who told you to turn it off?
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Always on. I like my food cooooold.
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Old 06-02-2021, 08:42 PM   #19
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Always on unless defrosting the stupid thing.
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Always unless we are not going to use it for an extended period.
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Old 06-02-2021, 09:28 PM   #21
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While we are on the road the inverter runs our refrigerator as the battery bank is being charged by the alternator.
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We always run our Norcold on electric even driving. Alternator and solar keep the batteries charged.
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This is interesting. I have never given it any thought. Trailer moving and now the MH, the refrigerator is off. It is just part of my prep process.

The refrigerator is insulated well enough that nothing has ever spoiled. However, I do not vacation in the south or SW during the summer.

Will I change? Nope.

"The RV Handbook" by Bill Estes (my RV source of knowledge before the internet) calls it a "calculated risk - one that most RV owners regularly take". Estes was talking about running the frig off of gas when he wrote that.
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Always on EXCEPT (an important EXCEPT) while refueling.


Just a basic safety precaution and one that is easy to do. Turn the refrigerator off before exiting the coach to refuel and on as you get back in.
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Always on EXCEPT (an important EXCEPT) while refueling.


Just a basic safety precaution and one that is easy to do. Turn the refrigerator off before exiting the coach to refuel and on as you get back in.

my gas fill and refrigerator on opposite sides of RV, but yes I take the time to turn off then back on.

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my gas fill and refrigerator on opposite sides of RV, but yes I take the time to turn off then back on.

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Ya, it can always be the idiot next to your who spills gas all over.


Sometimes texting and refueling at the same time .......
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I run mine on propane while traveling (Auto setting). The only time I shut the fridge off while using my coach is during refilling the gas tank. I just don't trust someone else who may pull in next to me. My gas filler tube is in the rear of my coach well away from the fridge vent. It's the other guy I worry about.
When I pull up to the pump I have an index card which reads, "Fridge Off" I lay on my dash so I don't forget to turn it back to on before I drive away.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

We always have our fridge running on the inverter while traveling!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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