Fridge Size - Page 4 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Modifications and Alterations
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-06-2009, 10:54 AM   #31
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: St-hyacinthe, Quebec
Trailer: 2010 Escape17
Posts: 75
Re: Fridge Size

So my concern is about driving distance......when we go to North Carolina every year we do it in 2 days....First 10 to 11 hours in a row and second 6 to 7 hours......I thanks 10 hours in a row is to long to kept all the fridge at the right temperature.....what do you think? Do you know what your Owner Manuel said.....

Pat
__________________

patjul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2009, 12:44 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
PGDriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Southern Alberta, Alberta
Trailer: 2015 Escape 5.0TA
Posts: 1,437
Re: Fridge Size

Just travel with the fridge on propane, we do it with our Escape
and have done it with our other RVs for 25 plus years.
Works great and the only time we have had to turn it off
was on the ferries.
__________________

__________________
Doug & Eileen
2015 Escape 5.0TA
2015 GMC Sierra Crew 4X4 6.2 8 speed
PGDriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2009, 01:41 PM   #33
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: St-hyacinthe, Quebec
Trailer: 2010 Escape17
Posts: 75
Re: Fridge Size

Right now we travel on 12 volt......but before we used to travel on propane....but since we're going often in North Carolina we pass the Cheasapeake Bridge/Tunel....so we must turn OFF the propane....so that why we start using 12 volts.....but draining the battery ( 4.5 amps/hrs ) even with a 1.9 cu. fridge.....

Pat
patjul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2009, 02:22 PM   #34
Senior Member
 
ronstew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 284
Re: Fridge Size

Because it is probably safer, and not too inconvenient, we travel with the fridge on 12V. The battery does slowly discharge while we are driving, but it has yet to be a problem. If we stop for long enough to walk away from the trailer, we have to switch to propane, or the battery will drain quickly.

We have dual batteries, so that helps.

__________________
Ron Stewart
Tsawwassen, BC

2009 17' Plan B
ronstew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2009, 09:04 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,729
Re: Fridge Size- Travelling with Propane On


Here are three links on the issue of driving with the propane turned on. It's up to you.

http://www.drivesmartbc.ca/rvs/operating-rvs-propane

http://www.gypsyjournal.net/traveling_with_propane.htm

http://rvbasics.com/techtips/rv-refr...traveling.html

baglo

__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2009, 09:57 PM   #36
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,729
Re: Fridge Size / Running on propane


Just one more thing to consider...will your insurance company cover you in the event of an accident. If they consider running with the propane on as negligence on your part, they may not. I don't know the answer. Just posing the question.

baglo
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 04:36 PM   #37
Senior Member
 
Hokie Escape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 902
Re: Fridge Size

Good articles Glenn! The big question is, "will my food stay cold?" The Gypsy Journal article has some great suggestions on dealing with that issue, and says in the end: "With minimal opening, most refrigerators manufactured after 1995 keep an internal temperature of less than 40 degrees for eight hours, on a 100-degree day."
Now that IS impressive! So, unless Rease and Tammy are raiding some old, pre-1995 warehouse somewhere, to lower production costs, we should all be Ok with some pre-planning.
I'm a convert! I definitely didn't like the "fried to a crisp" example he gave : - )
__________________
"In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice. In the morning, I will offer my prayer to you, and wait in expectation" Ps 5:3
'11 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab (5' bed) 09 Escape 5.0
Blacksburg, Virginia (Home of the Virginia Tech Hokies)
Hokie Escape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 06:55 PM   #38
Site Team
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 6,826
Re: Fridge Size

If you freeze some soda bottles (with screw top lids) and put those in the refrigerator too, plus a fan http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/r...erator-fan.htm, you shouldn't have any problems with the refrigerator staying cool enough.. under tow.

I typically camp with full hookups and once setup and the refrigerator is down to temperature, I put the soda bottles in the freezer for the return trip home.
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward
2014 Escape 5.0TA
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 07:48 PM   #39
Senior Member
 
thoer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Galesville, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2017 21 "Blue II" & 2017 Highlander XLE (previously 2010 17B "Blue" & 2008 Tacoma)
Posts: 3,961
Re: Fridge Size

Baglo,

Can you tell me the dimensions of the cabinet door open above your fridge? On our Scamp we have a 4.6 cu ft fridge (maybe called a 5 by Escape?) and it has space above for a VERY small microwave inside it. It almost looks like the cabinet above the fridge could be made big enough to hold the same really small microwave.

Thanks!
Eric


__________________
Eric (and Mary who is in no way responsible for anything stupid I post)

SAE Towing Standard "Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." George Bernard Shaw
thoer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 08:26 PM   #40
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,729
Re: Fridge Size


Ignoring the door, the inside measures approx. 21 1/4" wide and 7 1/8" tall.

Given that, did you know that broccoli cooked in a microwave loses much of its nutrients? Same with other vegetables. Not that I eat vegetables...

baglo
__________________

__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.