Posted 2013-01-23 10:44 AM (#149496) Subject: Power to appliances when generator not running?
Hi all - I'm a trailering newby. Looking at some trailers that have generators but was told the fridge doesn't work until you turn on the generator. I will be doing primarily endurance events (and then some fun camping) where I can't run my generator at night - and I'm assuming you don't run it as you're traveling -- so I'm wondering.....is this a bad set-up? How do you keep your food cold when you can't turn on the generator? Doesn't this negate even having a fridge if it can't switch to propane or battery when the generator is not running? What is the set-up I should be looking for to use the fridge when the generator is not running? Thanks.
Posted 2013-01-24 12:51 PM (#149519 - in reply to #149496) Subject: RE: Power to appliances when generator not running?
Location: Pleasant Hill, Oregon
Most of the endurance riders I know, including myself, have fridges that run on propane when the generator is off. We sometimes have to dry-camp for 8 days or more and usually only turn generators on to recharge batteries or cook something in the micro-wave. My fridge has a switch that enables either propane and/or generator.
Posted 2013-01-25 9:49 PM (#149547 - in reply to #149496) Subject: RE: Power to appliances when generator not running?
I have seen trailers that have added a small "bar" type fridge that is not thought of as an RV fridge, but a small fridge for home use. I've never figured out who they are geared towards, unless it is the horse show crowd, that have plug in's at a horse show, and fill fridge after arrival.
Get a rig that has a fridge that will go on propane too. Otherwise, you might as well just use an Ice Chest
Posted 2013-04-06 2:10 PM (#151120 - in reply to #149496) Subject: RE: Power to appliances when generator not running?
Location: Tomball, TX
I have a diesel truck so am not worried about gasoline sparks if I need to stop at a gas station (would turn off the tanks anyway at that point), but is it a bad thing to leave the fridge on propane while driving? Looking for pros/cons.
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