towing and runnig the refrigerator

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towing and runnig the refrigerator

Postby ricklaplante » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:57 am

i would like to know what you do while towing and your refrigerator to keep it cold. i have to bring ours in and have some work on the leaky roof and i think it will be there for the night. but i would like to run it while we are on the road to the dealer.
can you run it on gas while you tow it ?
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Re: towing and runnig the refrigerator

Postby EAW » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:11 am

I run mine on gas while towing. Sometimes crosswinds will blow the fire out so I always check the "check" light when we stop for breaks.

There are pros and cons to running with an LP tank turned on but it boils down to what you want to do.
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Re: towing and runnig the refrigerator

Postby Olbird » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:18 am

No problem towing with refrigerator running on gas, I have done it for 38 years now on every camper I ever had.
I would use caution and shut it off if fueling up at a propane station or very close to a fuel pump.
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Re: towing and runnig the refrigerator

Postby Double D's » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:19 am

We not only run with our fridge going, we run with the FURNACE going when we leave home in January (from COLD northern Illinois!) It sure makes it nice to come into a very nice and warm space when we stop for lunch or for the night.. it takes WAY too long to warm up the bed, furniture, floors, etc from Zero weather to comfy.

We don't take on water till we get south far enough to keep everything from freezing - thus our first day is a 500 mile day, heading South! Just our opinion, but it works for us....
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Re: towing and runnig the refrigerator

Postby Mike Clay » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:36 am

Have also ran my fridge close to 40 years of rving. Like George said if you get fuel with your trailer on shut it off before you get there then back on your next stop. In my case and with 90 gallons of diesel i do not take my trailer in with me while fueling so never an issue. Have only had this fridge blow out once in cross winds but that was in California and we all know California hates me. :d
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Re: towing and runnig the refrigerator

Postby teallen » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:40 am

We always use the frig on propane when towing. As soon as you unplug shore power and if the frig is on the auto setting it will fire up. Check to make sure you have flame, sometimes you can hear it or may have to remove vent panel to visually check.
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Re: towing and runnig the refrigerator

Postby Don Wilson » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:43 am

I also tow with my refer running and always haveand I can not remember having the pilot ever go out. The only time I was made to turn the gas off was going through the Zion to Mt Carmel Tunnel in Zion National Park, Utah.

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Re: towing and runnig the refrigerator

Postby ricklaplante » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:51 pm

thank you all for the information it will help keep my beer cold LOL
again thank you for the help
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Re: towing and runnig the refrigerator

Postby Mike Clay » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:03 pm

ricklaplante wrote: it will help keep my beer cold LOL

Now your talking :thumbrt:
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