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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 04-08-2012, 03:30 PM   #31
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:33 AM   #32
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Running While In Storage?

For the ones that have their campers in storage are you allowed to have the refrigerator running via propane in the storage yard? On our first trip I was wanting to start it the night before and then while we are making the 5 hour trip early the next morning.

Will this be an issue?
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:28 PM   #33
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No problems at my storage yard. I’m not sure how they’d enforce that, or even how they’d word it in the contract unless they called it “unattended propane usage.”
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:06 PM   #34
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For the ones that have their campers in storage are you allowed to have the refrigerator running via propane in the storage yard? On our first trip I was wanting to start it the night before and then while we are making the 5 hour trip early the next morning.

Will this be an issue?
I always start the night before, with the Copper Canyon, I set it on auto so as soon as we get to the campground it goes back to electric.

I also leave my Propane on in storage, if it leaks I want to know before I leave, not once i get there. if all gas appliances are correctly maintained you should not have an issue.
I don't "store" for the winter as we are four season campers, my winterize is to, by pass and drain the water tank and fill the water system with safe antifreeze!
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:01 AM   #35
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always on

I am new to this, but I leave it on while driving. Don't see any need not to and makes it so I don't forget to turn the propane on to cook at the campsite.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:20 PM   #36
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Always off...so far

We have had no reason to tow with it on. Agree with some posts here that the fridge is very well insulated. Sometimes, for longer trips, we will freeze a gallon jug of water and put it in there to keep things cold. Works for us.

We are planning a long trip for mid May. Planning to take our portable fridge in the TV and plug into cigarette lighter. I guess I could actually put that in the trailer, now that I'm writing this..... mmmmmm.......rather put the weight in the trailer but will need some way to secure it in there.

Anyway.....saw a 5er fire in NY. Very bad. I don't know what started it...they were driving at ignition.....but it was obvious the gas was one. There were explosions from inside the trailer and what appeared to be flame throwers coming from the trailer.

Just rather have peace of mind. I'd be the idiot to not turn off the unit at a gas station.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:07 AM   #37
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We have had no reason to tow with it on...
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.....longer trips...

we will freeze a gallon jug of water and put it in there to keep things cold...

...long trip

...take our portable fridge in the TV and plug into cigarette light...
These ^ sound like pretty good reasons to me!!
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:36 AM   #38
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LOL....True.....Maybe Eventually.

I can't explain it but we can deal with not using gas so we do. Peace of mind.....

Maybe at some point we'll just bite the bullet and leave it on. The 90+% figure above speaks for itself.

Perhaps if we had not seen the trailer fire last summer (one of the first to run across it just as it started), perhaps I would not be as hesitant.

Just going with my gut...not necessarily my head.... on this one I guess.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:20 PM   #39
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It's just more convenient to leave it on.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:01 PM   #40
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Close call....maybe why we do not

Were 14 hrs from home for this weekend's trip o Nashville. Kept the fridge on during the trip to. Nashville. Assumed we would do the same on the way home.....

Packed everything up...but had some work to do b4 leaving. Got back in the camper after all was done except disconnecting power. Smelled propane..no alarm. Turned out that DW or I accidentally/somehow moved a stove knob an gas was spewing slowly from the stove. Normally I would turn the gas off to travel OR would have just left thinking all was OK. Am thankful I had a reason to go back in the camper!

We travelled with the fridge on.....just triple checked to be sure all was OK.

Hopefully his post will cause someone to avoid the same circumstance.
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