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Old 08-01-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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Refrigerator will not switch from gas

One thing they missed on PDI of our Aerolite, when plugged in, it would not switch from gas to Electric, on our first run we pulled the exterior back panel off to look to see if it was plugged in. There was no apparent plug, so we figured it was hard wired. First trip out this year, and we had a lot of condensation build up in the tray, so off came the exterior panel again, just a twist of the hose and out came the water, fugured I would take one more look back there for that nasty plug. shure enough, found it, plugged it in and what a wonderful sound to hear it switch off thet expensive propane! Boy did they hide that plug well!
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99% of the time I run the fridge off of proapne, along with the water heater too. Just my way of not running up the campground's electric bill. But when at home in the driveway then I run it off electric.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:18 PM   #3
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99% of the time I run the fridge off of proapne, along with the water heater too. Just my way of not running up the campground's electric bill. But when at home in the driveway then I run it off electric.

Gee,I figure I am paying enough per day to use their electricity instead of my propane!......never have had either the hot water or refrig running on propane.....
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99% of the time I run the fridge off of proapne, along with the water heater too. Just my way of not running up the campground's electric bill. But when at home in the driveway then I run it off electric.

This is only my opinion.
The cost of the electricity is included with the campsite, so why not use it.

The only time I run the fridge on Propane is when I'm towing it.

They're giving you the Electricity.

If they were to give you the Propane, would you try NOT to use it????

Just saying.
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Typically the full hook up campsitete we stay at the price includes electricity, as well as water and sewer.... so we run electric for the fridge and hot water...we also bring a 1500 watt electric heater so we don't have to use propane to heat the unit. This year we bought a 2 burner electric hot plate that we use out side to save on the propane usage.

I am a little nervous running the fridge on propane when towing and never have done it..not sure how safe it is to do that. I like to have my propane shut off at the tanks when travelling just in case we get in an accident. Not sure if the propane would shut off if a propane hose/line broke open....just me being a "nervous nelly"

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Old 08-05-2012, 04:20 PM   #6
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Re: Refrigerator will not switch from gas

When KOA charges me 70+ dollars per night I prefer to use the electricity (hydro) as we call it in Ontario, especially when a refill at KOA costs 22.00. Remember its not Kamping its leave your wallet at the front desk!
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When KOA charges me 70+ dollars per night I prefer to use the electricity (hydro) as we call it in Ontario, especially when a refill at KOA costs 22.00. Remember its not Kamping its leave your wallet at the front desk!

Wow...$70 plus a night ....Canadian even .... I hope the price included valet parking, free continental breakfast, and free local calling and I think $30.00 a night for a piece a dirt ( very dry camping) at the Provincial campsite is expensive.

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When KOA charges me 70+ dollars per night I prefer to use the electricity (hydro) as we call it in Ontario, especially when a refill at KOA costs 22.00. Remember its not Kamping its leave your wallet at the front desk!
I just paid $42 for a weekend stay at a KOA here by us. I think at $70+ I would use their electrucy too!
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