What about the idea of running the fan while towing? Are they normally used this way, or just while stationary?
I originally thought of using mine only while stationary.
However, I now rely on it while towing as well.
My OEM fridge
, a 110 volt/propane [b]2-way Instamatic by Magnavox
, is 30 years old. I pre-chill it at least 24 hours (and sometimes 48 hours) on 110 volts before departing, with 40<sup>o</sup> F on the thermometer I put inside. I have the food cold before loading the fridge
. I load the fridge
and switch over to propane
operation just before departure.
I turn the thermostat past 9 to MAX. Still, the thermometer I put inside reads 50<sup>o</sup> F when I stop for lunch.
It takes a full day after arriving at a campground to get back down to 40<sup>o</sup> F.
During the trip I am on right now, by leaving the exhaust fan on while driving, the re-cool to 40<sup>o</sup> F only took until the evening stop of the 1st day on the road.
The NEXT thing I will try is to do the pre-chill on Propane
, eliminating the switch-over preventing the 10<sup>o</sup> warm-up that I have to recover from.
I will still run the fan while driving from now on.