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View Poll Results: Do you tow with the propane/fridge on?
Yep, do it all the time! 126 88.73%
Heck no! 8 5.63%
Hmmmmmm......Never really gave it much thought. 8 5.63%
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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Do you tow with the fridge on or off?????

I have heard both over the years......Me personally, I have always towed with the propane on and the fidge on.

What about you and why?
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:11 PM   #2
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I have pulled horse trailers with L/Qs and RVs for about 30 years and have always left the refergerator on and have not had any issues. Today we did a no no, forgot to turn the furnace off when we left Ely Nv. and about 20 miles down the road I thought about it and pulled over at the first wide spot in the road to turn it off. I guess I'm getting a little forgetfull. Happy Campin............Ron
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:26 AM   #3
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:47 AM   #4
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Usually depends on the distance of the drive. If it's to my local camp site then no, it's off. If it's a longer trip then yes I'll turn it on.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:24 AM   #5
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The only time I will turn the fridge off when towing is when the propane tanks need to be closed by law.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:33 AM   #6
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I always tow with propane tanks off. I find the fridge stays cold anyway, it's pretty well insulated. Then I don't have to remember to turn it off when refueling and taking ferries, etc.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:52 AM   #7
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The only time I will turn the fridge off when towing is when the propane tanks need to be closed by law.
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Same here....
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:35 AM   #8
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:26 AM   #9
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off!! I saw a MH start a fire at a gas station and the 5000 gallon propane tank next to it almost went up if not for the quick response of the fire dept. Now I put ice packets into the frig to keep it cold. works for me.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:32 AM   #10
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We leave ours on all the time when towing. Our fridge is on the opposite side of fuel fill on the truck and is far enough back that I can pull the truck into the pumps and the trailer refer vent not be close to the pumps.
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