VeloBuckeye
Hi all!  We are just about to start our second season with our 2018 177SE and were wondering if the Dometic refrigerator can be turned on to electric power while the camper is being towed?  Would it receive enough power from the truck/hitch connection to work?    Was hoping this would allow us to get to the campsite 2 hours away with a partially cold unit?

Any input would be great!

VeloBuckeye
2018 177SE Red/Pewter
2011 F150 V8

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sunvalleyjoe
all lot of people use 120v at home to get it cold. Then when on the road use propane to keep it cool. Seems like the 12vdc option has a hard time keeping thing frozen in freezer. Our retro only has propane/120ac optin. Good luck GBA!!SVJ
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fireblot
There was a detailed discussion/thread on this subject sometime last year. The search function should find it........... but the short story is, Yes you can use the propane to run the fridge while towing. Our fridge cools nicely with just the propane, but Sunvalleyjoe's recommendation is a good way to save on propane and money!
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mikes
We use propane when towing, but watch out around tunnels and gas stations, where you want to turn it off temporarily.

But, If you get everything cold before traveling, it should be fine for a two hour drive just "coasting."
Mike
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Tom
Get 4 or 5 of those blue ice plastic blocks sized to fit in your freezer. 

Freeze them in the house then chuck them in the freezer compartment of the camper. 
They help cool it down in a hurry and it turns your fridge into a cooler for the day while traveling. 

While you're camping, you can pull them out for a day hike or whatever and not buy ice.  They freeze again overnight in the camper's freezer.  
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VeloBuckeye
Awesome responses -- will try them all.  THX!
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