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Old 05-17-2017, 06:45 PM   #1
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Towing Question

Do the two propane tanks have to be completely turned off while you are towing your trailer? Also, what power mode should the refrigerator be in during towing?
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:48 PM   #2
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I leave my tanks on all the time when traveling/camping. When towing, some use 12v, some turn off their fridge, some us propane. I'm one of the later.
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:54 PM   #3
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You don't have to with the exception of ferries and some tunnels. Aside from that, it is a personal choice whether you use propane or 12V for the fridge. Just be aware that 12V can be a big battery hog, especially on a long haul.
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:09 PM   #4
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we have dual solar panels on our 2017 21'

and dual 6v

the fridge runs well, when under tow, with this, so far.
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We always have the tanks off except in camp. No way that I would remember to turn them off at gas stations even if I wanted them on while towing, which I definitely do not.
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:33 PM   #6
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We do the same as Bob. We just leave them on unless we are storing the trailer. And when towing, we've had good results running the fridge on propane. Zero issues.

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Old 05-17-2017, 08:16 PM   #7
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You've asked a common question.

If the forum started at this question, then took all the Escapes ever made and parked them end to end, it still wouldn't reach a conclusion.

It comes down to personal preference and risk aversion.

Here are a few links to previous discussions.

Driving while running the fridge on propane

Safety of Propane on while traveling?

How to keep refrigerator cold while driving many hours?

Good luck with your decision.
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:49 PM   #8
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You've asked a common question.

If the forum started at this question, then took all the Escapes ever made and parked them end to end, it still wouldn't reach a conclusion.

It comes down to personal preference and risk aversion.

Here are a few links to previous discussions.

Driving while running the fridge on propane

Safety of Propane on while traveling?

How to keep refrigerator cold while driving many hours?

Good luck with your decision.
Hey Jim, you have that opinion thing right for sure. Hope you are getting out with your new rig. We've had our share and fill of big weather this spring, how about you?
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Hey Jim, you have that opinion thing right for sure. Hope you are getting out with your new rig. We've had our share and fill of big weather this spring, how about you?
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Yep, crazy weather.

I'm white knuckling through a tornado warning right now. I normally wouldn't worry so much, but we had an arborist at the house today to look at some questionable trees behind our garage. He rearranged his schedule so he could take one down tomorrow because it was in such bad shape.

I'll be sleeping with my fingers crossed tonight.
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Now that I am buying a lot of 'stuff" from Amazon, I have several lifetimes supply of those plastic bags of air which Amazon uses for packing. I was thinking they may be good to stuff into the empty areas of the refrigerator/freezer and if not needed they could just go into an upper cupboard. Wondering if it would decrease the on/off cycles and use less battery power while traveling. Air can still circulate around them.
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