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Old 06-02-2017, 02:21 AM   #1
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Default Do you travel with your gas on?

Just curious here. How many of you travel with your LP Gas on?

If you don't, how do you keep your fridge cold?

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Old 06-02-2017, 03:38 AM   #2
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Just curious here. How many of you travel with your LP Gas on?

If you don't, how do you keep your fridge cold?

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Your fridge runs on 12V.

Your RV engine generates the electricity to run the fridge.


You have a three-way fridge

When plug-in is available -- use 120V AC
When driving -- use 12V DC
[edit] When dry camping -- use 12V DC or propane



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Old 06-02-2017, 03:56 AM   #3
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Your fridge runs on 12V.

Your RV engine generates the electricity to run the fridge.


You have a three-way fridge

When plug-in is available -- use 120V AC
When driving -- use 12V DC
When dry camping -- use propane


Should it have a setting to switch it to 12V?

Mine only has Off, Gas, and Electric

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Old 06-02-2017, 04:05 AM   #4
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Should it have a setting to switch it to 12V?

Mine only has Off, Gas, and Electric

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Which model fridge do you have?


Most of the 3-way fridge has an "Auto" setting.
It will automatically switch between the 3 available power source in the order I listed above.

Maybe the "Electric" setting will switch between 120V AC and 12V DC?

You might want to google for a manual of your fridge.



ps. I have edited my previous post:
When dry camping -- use 12V DC or propane


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Old 06-02-2017, 04:15 AM   #5
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You know, I don't think my fridge is running on 12V. The flug where my fridge is plugged in has two plugs: one for the fridge and one for a fan that sits in that compartment.

Once I unplugged the shore power, the fan stopped running. I am guessing that means all power to that plug ceased.

That's probably why the pilot light is lit, but the unit is not cooling. Is there something I need to do to get 12V power to that plug?

My 12V switch in the coach is on.

Please advise.

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Old 06-02-2017, 04:19 AM   #6
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Which model fridge do you have?
I have the Dometic RM 2310. Looking at manual now.

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Old 06-02-2017, 05:12 AM   #7
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Similar problem to yours...

not sure about the outcome


http://www.classbforum.com/forums/f5...2310-2942.html
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I've had three different rigs since 2004. I've never turned the propane off at the tand. It seems to be only Roadtrek who pushes the idea that you should turn it off.

When I had a 3 way fridge, I ran it on propane when driving because setting it on 12v didn't keep it cool... and in my Libero, if I drove it on 12v, the battery wouldn't charge while I was driving. It was a big fridge and pulled so much battery power.

Now I have a 2-way fridge and the 12v system keeps it wonderfully cold all by itself drawing little power from the battery.
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Old 06-02-2017, 04:16 PM   #9
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Like others, I run mine on the 12V when traveling. Somewhere I remember a picture of a B on fire at the gas pumps....real eye opener. It comes down to the choices we make. Drive safe and enjoy the journey. Ron
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Propane fire at gas station

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