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Old 05-27-2009, 03:36 PM   #31
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Re: refrigerator

Reace advised me to install #10 wire, which I did, but then got the 5 cu. two-way fridge. Cost an extra $25 for the wire.

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Old 05-27-2009, 09:14 PM   #32
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Hi: gbaglo... More BEER room Alf
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:23 PM   #33
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Got that right. At least with beer you can evenly distribute the weight. Two cases at the front and two at the back.

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Old 07-18-2009, 07:27 PM   #34
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Re: refrigerator

I'm really glad this subject has been thoroughly discussed, especially about running with the fridge on the battery. We're planning a trip to the US. Our Canadian M.O. has been to run the fridge on gas while moving, turning it off at gas stations. We have felt pretty safe doing it. We need to know how we will tell if it is "allowed" or "illegal" to tow with the gas on in the states. Is it determined state to state? Is there a U.S. regulation?
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:02 PM   #35
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Hi: NuthatchBC... I'm sorry I can't help with the regulations re: RV gas use but we just towed 6000 Km's thru the U.S. and Can. and we never had the fridge powered up while towing 5-7 hr. days and the ice cubes in the fridge never showed signs of melt down and the wine and beer was always cold on arrival.
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Old 07-19-2009, 03:19 PM   #36
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Thanks, Alf. We appreciate your feedback. I guess the worst that can happen is that we will be, kindly, asked to turn off the gas. The reason we became RV'ers was to NEVER have to worry about our food spoiling and ALWAYS having a dry place to sleep. The 3-way fridge has been a great solution for the food issue. The ESCAPE has been the best solution for ALL other camping/travel issues. We are still very happy with our purchase.

By the way, have you ever had trouble getting refill propane on the road?
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:04 PM   #37
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Re: refrigerator

My family had the propane on while traveling. I thought of using the electricity, but Reace said it really draws down the battery when the tow vehicle is parked. However, if one stops for any length of time, I imagine that it could be switched to propane or ac.
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:48 PM   #38
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We went 5 weeks on a trip down and across the US back here to Vermont. We had the gas for the fridge on all the time except at the egg rally in Ft Langley BC and I filled one tank in Ohio 3 days before we got back, just so we wouldn't run out. Everything cold and no worries about coming back to the tug after sights or shopping and not being able to start. I think that here in the US there are a couple of routes you can't go as they won't allow rigs with propane tanks - Chesapeake bay bridge and tunnel come to mind. I think that our AAA would be able to tell you, perhaps your CAA would too?
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:19 AM   #39
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What a trip!!! Wish we'd had more time when we returned to VA, but had to do it in 2 1/2 weeks! Hungry to go back out West though.
We travel with our gas on if it's going to be a long day, it not, the frig stays very cold (if you don't open the door) for 5-6 hrs. Just have to be careful to cut it off at gas stations. An accidental spill, gas fumes, and the frig sparks to start up a cooling cycle are what the word "accident" was designed for!!!!! One in a million maybe, but there is that ONE, and I sure don't want it to be me. Another suggestion is to turn it off, and when you stop for a half hour or so in the middle of the day for say lunch or sight seeing, turn the gas on and let it cool. Then turn it off again. Obviously not a lot of trouble to turn it on and off.
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Thanks, Alf. We appreciate your feedback. I guess the worst that can happen is that we will be, kindly, asked to turn off the gas. The reason we became RV'ers was to NEVER have to worry about our food spoiling and ALWAYS having a dry place to sleep. The 3-way fridge has been a great solution for the food issue. The ESCAPE has been the best solution for ALL other camping/travel issues. We are still very happy with our purchase.

By the way, have you ever had trouble getting refill propane on the road?
Hi NuthatchBC... I'm not sure if it's still avail. or not but The Propane Gas Assoc. used to publish a booklet showing the location of all the filling stations across N.A. Ask your local dealer!!!
I sold propane powered pick ups and vans in the 80's and included one with every sale. Since 2006 I have only topped up 2 tanks...as we use it only to cook with. Alf
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