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Old 09-03-2015, 07:53 AM   #1
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Travel with Food?

We were able to bring our TT to the house. We have a 50AMP circuit because I dabble in welding! I was wondering if I get the fridge cold, and put food in it, will it run while connected to my truck? Is it safe to travel with food in the fridge or should we keep it in the cooler like I normally do it?

Thanks and sorry for the newb questions!
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:01 AM   #2
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If your fridge runs on LP also, you can put the food in and run it on LP while you are in transit.
Just remember to turn it off if you stop to get fuel. Then you can restart it after pulling away from the pumps.

Most of the fridges run on both AC and/or LP. There should a position on the control to set it foe auto. Which means if you have it operating on LP, when you plug the camper in to AC it will automatically switch over, and it will work the same way when you unplug from AC, it will switch back to LP.
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We always loaded up fridge with food...even in our pop-up.

Heck - we've eaten lunch at a rest stop by making sandwiches at the table in the parking lot. Isn't that one of the perks with towing an RV?
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Ok so it won't run on 12v but will run on propane and ac! That is good to know, for some reason I thought it ran on 12v in 'auto' mode.

Does it use a lot of gas in a one hour trip? Campsite we are going too only allows us to cook on Propane, no woo fires.

I have two 30 Gallon propane tanks so we should be fine.

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The fridge requires 12 volts for the control board, when on propane or AC. I use ours when towing. It cools down on propane a lot quicker than AC.
I was just going to go get the trailer and bring it home just so I could get the fridge cold, but a construction crew has different plans. They're re-paving the road that our Court comes off, and they just moved from the other end to right in front of our road. Then they closed the road to traffic, I'm stuck in the driveway for now!
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we travel for days with it on propain. Hardly uses any gas. two 30lb bottles is plenty to cook with and run the fridge.
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We always loaded up fridge with food...even in our pop-up.

Heck - we've eaten lunch at a rest stop by making sandwiches at the table in the parking lot.

Isn't that one of the perks with towing an RV?
Yup, sure is.
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On my previous rv I didn't have to refill my twin 30lbers for 3 years. That included trips from PA to SC, MA and throughout PA. Always had the fridge on.
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On my previous rv I didn't have to refill my twin 30lbers for 3 years. That included trips from PA to SC, MA and throughout PA. Always had the fridge on.

Now this has to be taken with a grain of salt.
You all have to understand, Mark lives in the banana belt and never needs to run the furnace.

He had to have the LP changed out because it was getting stale.

I know---I'm off topic.
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When cold, we used the portable electric heaters. Why use my gas when the electric is included in the campground fee. TV dinners also cook well in the microwave. Samages don't need to be heated also. I'm cheap.

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