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MartyG2

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Posted: 05/23/14 08:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The refer that came with our new travel trailer is a two-way, i.e. propane and 120VAC. No ability to run it on 12VDC. Do I dare run it on propane while traveling? Or does one just keep it shut for the day's drive and hope that things stay cool?

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It's designed to work on propane while under way. A few folks choose not to do that but the vast majority, including me, run it.


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Posted: 05/23/14 08:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Run it on propane

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If you're driving all day you'll need to run it. I've made three hour trips without running it and everything stayed very cool even in very warm weather.


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Posted: 05/23/14 08:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dare to run it on propane? Your kidding right?

Running on propane down the road is exactly what it is designed to do

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Posted: 05/23/14 08:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

hmknightnc wrote:

Dare to run it on propane? Your kidding right?

Running on propane down the road is exactly what it is designed to do

Too true-

Reason the 12v option has been eliminated is that it works just fine on propane, and too many folks let the tug battery drain dry when stopped and running off 12v.

Brace yerself now, though, O.P....eleventy-bazillion people are probably about to "inform you" that if you use the propane option while driving you're doomed.


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There's a few places where you can't legally drive with propane on, like many tunnels, but on the whole, yes, run it on propane down the road, just be aware of local laws.


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Just turn it off when you fill your tow vehicle gasoline tank and then relight it when done fueling.

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Posted: 05/23/14 08:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is what happened to me the last time I ran our frig. on propane.




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Thank you all. I've just read Google responses also, and they reflect your opinions as well. Most say go ahead, but there are the naysayers also. The last response answered my unasked question of why there are both 2-ways and 3-ways. I've always thought electric heating elements were inferior to a flame for boiling ammonia. Thanks!

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