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2 way fridge while on the road...

Unread postby ddire on Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:59 pm

What keeps the 2 way fridge running while on the road? Propane? would the be safe or does it run from the battery/inverter or tow vehicles electrical system..

Kinda new to the RV thing... picking up a Jayco hybrid in the next few weeks.
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Re: 2 way fridge while on the road...

Unread postby frank on Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:34 am

All I can tell you is what I would do and I would not run my fridge. On propane when I'm on the highway would not want it to ignite when I'm feeling my truck up at a gas station I just run mine off the battery it works fine when you're plugged into your truck that's what I do
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Re: 2 way fridge while on the road...

Unread postby Limey on Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:44 pm

Well, I have to disagree with Frank. My fridge is a 2 way fridge - that is Propane or 110v. It does not have a 12v option, nor do the majority of RV fridges out there .. So, my fridge is set to automatic, 24/7. That means that when plugged in at campground it is on 110v, and all other times - including when traveling - it is running on propane.

There are folks that say to turn off propane when fueling up, but I, like most folks, never do.

This is an old 'hot potato' subject and can elicit a lot of heated discussion.

Suffice to say that I have never yet seen any proof that an RV propane refrigerator has caused a fire or explosion when in a gas station. In theory it's a good practice to turn off the propane when refueling, but in practice you are just as likely to start a fire from a static discharge from a cellphone or some such thing. JMHO :)
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Re: 2 way fridge while on the road...

Unread postby Zinger on Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:48 pm

I run mine while traveling if you dont your food will go bad and or the fridge will take too long to cool down . that I know of the only 12 volt ones were old popups
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Re: 2 way fridge while on the road...

Unread postby ddire on Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:56 am

I figure I just leave it set to auto. Plugged in at home it will run on AC and while on the road it will run on propane. Thanks guys.

I have a toilet question but I'll post another topic for that one.
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Re: 2 way fridge while on the road...

Unread postby Jade_09 on Wed May 14, 2014 3:35 am

Nice. Thanks for information.
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Re: 2 way fridge while on the road...

Unread postby RonJK on Wed May 14, 2014 10:31 pm

We leave our fridge on auto, but we do shut it off when we fuel up.
The logic is simple. Open pilot when the fridge is on propane and gas vapors can result in a bad mix.

Always shut off all pilots when fueling up.
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