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Old 04-22-2019, 02:27 PM   #1
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Does anyone travel with their Propane On?

It has occurred to me that if I ran with the propane on, I could use my refrigerator to keep food cold while in transit.

Up to now, I have always packed frozen and cold items into an Ice Chest and filled it with ice for the 2 day run from Virginia to Florida. It's not a problem with the ice chest solution. Am I looking at a safety hazard or a high propane use issue?

Downsides please. All opinions welcome.

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Old 04-22-2019, 02:29 PM   #2
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All the time except through under water tunnels. They frown on that.
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Old 04-22-2019, 02:33 PM   #3
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We have always traveled with propane on but never through any under water tunnels.
We once had to leave a former motorhome at a service center for a week while on a trip for some repairs to be made and left the propane on with refrigerator on the whole time with no problems.
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Old 04-22-2019, 02:38 PM   #4
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Hotly debated topic that has been discussed MANY times.

Some do, some don't and those on both sides are adamant why they do what they do.

We do, always. No downsides for us. Refrigerators use little propane.

Here's one such search of... Travel with propane on...
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This topic has been discussed ad nauseam here on the forums, please search. Lots of threads/posts to read.
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I also run with my propane on to keep the fridge cold.

Turn it off at gas stations while fueling up.
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Old 04-22-2019, 03:21 PM   #7
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Our fridge is always running on propane when we're rolling.
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This topic has been discussed ad nauseam here on the forums, please search. Lots of threads/posts to read.
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Bottom line is that the vast majority of RVers travel with propane ON.
This is the case on the 7 different RV forums that I belong to.
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Always on to run the Refer. I turn it off when pulling in to fuel up the truck.
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Old 04-23-2019, 12:35 AM   #10
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Always on to run the Refer. I turn it off when pulling in to fuel up the truck.
Good point. No more Ice chest for me.

Thanks to all who answered.

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