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LPG Fridge operation while driving?
« on: September 04, 2018, 09:24:51 AM »
New to the game, with 1st. class c. 1992 Gulfstream Ultra 27'
Do most people use the propane fridge while driving? Heard it is ok, but not sure.


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Re: LPG Fridge operation while driving?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 09:32:41 AM »
I do, the only time I turn it off is on ferry crosssings although it is required in some tunnels. At the cg I switch to shore power to conserve propane. I seldom boondock.

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Re: LPG Fridge operation while driving?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2018, 09:49:13 AM »
I do, the only time I turn it off is on ferry crosssings although it is required in some tunnels. At the cg I switch to shore power to conserve propane.
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Re: LPG Fridge operation while driving?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2018, 03:53:06 PM »
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Re: LPG Fridge operation while driving?
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2018, 04:14:12 PM »
It is ok but I preferred to shut off the propane while driving. My BIL was a fireman and he told me several horror stories about propane and RVs. Even driving for 8 hours with the refer shut off never was a problem. Ice cream did not melt and it stayed cold enough.
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Re: LPG Fridge operation while driving?
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2018, 05:14:42 PM »
Any hazards that exist while the motorhome is moving are also present while the vehicle is parked. It's no more, or less, dangerous to operate a propane refrigerator while moving than while stationary.

Propane appliances should be turned off near gas pumps, due to the remote possibility that a spark from the DSI (Direct Spark Ignition) could ignite gasoline vapors. That hazard doesn't exist with diesel fuel.

For what it's worth, I've responded to a grand total of two RV fires in my 38 years as a firefighter - both were parked at the time.
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Re: LPG Fridge operation while driving?
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2018, 04:56:15 PM »
Our dual-power absorption fridge runs on the 12v house batteries when we're going down the road.
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Re: LPG Fridge operation while driving?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2018, 05:14:10 PM »
New to the game, with 1st. class c. 1992 Gulfstream Ultra 27'
Do most people use the propane fridge while driving? Heard it is ok, but not sure.

ours is on from the moment we load up and leave to the moment we return and unload.
never blown up a gas station or exploded on route yet.

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Re: LPG Fridge operation while driving?
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2018, 07:06:28 PM »
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Our dual-power absorption fridge runs on the 12v house batteries when we're going down the road.
That would make it a tri-power fridge: gas, 120vac, and 12vdc. Dual power (the norm) is gas + 120vac.
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Re: LPG Fridge operation while driving?
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2018, 07:13:30 PM »
My fridge never shuts off from May until November. When at home, and at campgrounds, its plugged in. When traveling or in the event of a power outage, it automatically switches to propane.

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Re: LPG Fridge operation while driving?
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2018, 03:57:24 PM »
That would make it a tri-power fridge: gas, 120vac, and 12vdc. Dual power (the norm) is gas + 120vac.
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