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Old 02-17-2015, 06:31 PM   #1
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gas on or gas off traveling?

I seen this video.I always leave my on but I'm thinking twice
Is It Dangerous To Use Propane Gas While Driving Your RV?
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:55 PM   #2
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His statement of the black pipe or brass fittings breaking are no more susceptible to breaking than the fuel lines on the tow vehicle would be in the case of an accident. We've towed with the propane on for over 50 yrs, but I suppose some freaky things could happen the next trip out, but I will continue to travel with the propane on.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:13 PM   #3
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I will continue to travel with the propane on.
X2. LP on.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:16 PM   #4
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X3. LP on.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:17 PM   #5
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gas on or gas off traveling?

If there is a sudden increase in flow will the tank not shut the flow off?
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:23 PM   #6
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Many travel with the LP on, to keep the fridge cold. I've done it. I have a 3-way fridge, so I could run it on 12v while on the road, but then it only takes forgetting it once while I go into a roadside restaurant to trash the vehicle's battery. Running it on LP, I don't worry that I'll forget to shut off the 12v sometime.

Of course there is the issue of not running it on propane while refueling. So whether it's on 12v, or on LP, I guess you really can't "set it and forget it."

Anyway, I generally run the fridge on LP when I'm towing. Many others do the same. There are a few tunnels in the USA where you're not allowed to tow with the fridge running on propane, but I'm not in that part of the country.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:25 PM   #7
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I also leave mine on in the newer systems if you blow a line they automatically shut down anyway. I have used my old fifth wheel for years and never had a problem and now with the new unit no problem always on.
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When it's your turn it's your turn. If my last day on earth is because I blew a tire, went of the road, broke a propane line, it found an ignition source, AFTER it filled a compartment to fill so that it would explode and not just be a torch, chances are I wouldn't want to live through that wreck anyway. Hasn't anybody watched Final Destination?
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:34 PM   #9
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X8 hav always travelled gas on. In 1967 all we had was gas for the Fridge in the Glendale, I towed my own trailer in 80's propane on, today the same on two Rockwoods. Have not blown up yet!
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X9 gas on, fridge on, furnace on. Just drove motorhome 25 minutes to the dealer last night and dang near froze, it never gets warm if you don't run the furnace.
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