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Old 09-01-2010, 12:43 AM   #21
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Ready to pick up my travel trailer but before I do, I thought I'd check with my fellow CrossRoads friends to ask, how do I make the travel trailer work off the battery alone so that when I'm in transit, the refrigerator will stay cold? I'm new to this camping thing so excuse the question if you think I'm in "left field."

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Old 09-01-2010, 12:53 AM   #22
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Turn LP on, go back to your stove and turn the stove on and light it first, ( this will let you know you have gas in the lines, then shut the stove off) then set the switch to auto on the fridge, and touch the start button, you will hear it clicking, it will try three times and then stop if there is no gas to light. I always confirm that its lit before pulling off by going outside and removing cover on fridge and listen for gas flame noise. Just how I do things.
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:59 AM   #23
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Sorry, battery alone, not sure it will work, I think its a 110 volt or LP gas the igniter will light from battery though. hey I'm new too. guess I better read the book
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:09 AM   #24
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Thanks for the reply, amishco. I thought I remember hearing from the salesman that you could run the frig off the battery (no gas) alone as your travel trailer is in transit. He also said you would be charging your battery by simply plugging in your lights.

I'll definately read my owners book when I pick up my trailer just to confirm.


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Old 09-01-2010, 01:29 AM   #25
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Remember to turn the refrigerator off when you stop to get gas. I've found that if I'm only going to be traveling a few hours I'll turn the refrigerator off when I leave and turn it back on when I arrive. There's enough cold stuff in there to keep it cold for a long time.

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Old 09-01-2010, 01:32 AM   #26
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i turn my fridge on the night before we leave. load it up in the morning, leave it on until the first stop, which with the kids is usually an hour or so, then i turn it off for the rest of the trip. the food stays plenty cold.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:28 AM   #27
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What KennyB said.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:33 AM   #28
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Wow, I never thought of turning the fridge off during a fuel up, that is kind of scary as I did not do it on our first trip last Friday, nor would I probably have thought about ithad it not been for this forum. trust me it will never happen again. what about tunnels on the turnpike?
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I can't imagine that tunnels would be an issue unless it was really looooooooooooooong
Since we leave ours off when we are towing we don't worry about it.


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Old 09-01-2010, 05:36 AM   #30
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I'm not positive, but it seems to me there are some tunnels out east that state you have to shut off the LP.



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