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Old 05-24-2015, 03:50 PM   #1
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Running on propane

Am I missing something.When I plug my trailer into my tug.With coming of off 110 power to 12volt.The manual says it supposed to the switch,on the display graphics.Over to 12 volt,or if I'm going onto propane.With the propane I'd be turning the tanks on. Yes or no thks.
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:50 PM   #2
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Am I missing something.When I plug my trailer into my tug.With coming of off 110 power to 12volt.The manual says it supposed to the switch,on the display graphics.Over to 12 volt,or if I'm going onto propane.With the propane I'd be turning the tanks on. Yes or no thks.
A bit hard to decipher your question.

If you set the fridge to 'A" for automatic, it will automatically switch to the next available fuel source when towing - usually DC. You can also set it manually to Propane by pressing the button with the flame on it. Of course, if you want to use Propane when towing, you'll need to have the tank valve open. Some like running on Propane when towing because it generates heat (a necessary component to start the absorption process) better than the DC heating element, and therefore the fridge cools better. Be aware however that some folks have had trouble trying to tow on Propane because the flame blows out from the wind entering the compartment.

We just leave ours on Automatic and it works fine. YMMV.
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:50 PM   #3
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robert answered for me.
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On our 6.7 it will swap automatically from AC to propane or vise versa, to get it to go to DC you have to manually swap it. Robert, have you tried it to verify it works as you state?
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On our 6.7 it will swap automatically from AC to propane or vise versa, to get it to go to DC you have to manually swap it. Robert, have you tried it to verify it works as you state?
Yeah, to clarify -- if we have the Propane shut off, it will switch to DC automatically. If the Propane is supplying the fridge, it will default to that. We haven't had issues with the flame blowing out on the RMD 8555, so we leave the valves open and just leave it on Auto.
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Thanks, I've never tried it with the propane off.
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What do you do when you stop for gas and the propane function is supposed to be off?
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What do you do when you stop for gas and the propane function is supposed to be off?
I hate to veer off the subject a bit, but I'd like to know the rules/regs regarding traveling with propane. Is this specific to a jurisdiction or is there a general rule about it? I've been putting my fridge on 12V when traveling, but sometimes (like today) it threatens to drain the batteries. I won't do it if I don't have to.
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Mainly, propane off for re-fueling and traveling through tunnels and on ferries. Not sure if there is more.
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The attached is form the Canadian Propane Association web site. Check the second bullet.

RVs and Campers

If you and your family use a recreational vehicle (R.V.) or camper it is important to ensure all users are familiar with the manufacturer's written operating and maintenance instructions. If you are renting, ask for safety instructions. Use the same care and diligence when tending to the propane systems in your R.V. or camper as you would for those in your home or business. With respect to regulations specific to the use of R.V.s and campers in Canada:
  • In many provinces, regular inspection of the propane system on board by a qualified service technician is mandatory.
  • In most provinces, it's law that all appliances and pilot lights must be turned off and cylinder valves closed while travelling.
Contact the provincial Motor Vehicle Branch where you own, rent or operate an R.V. or camper to inquire about requirements that may apply to you.


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