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Old 11-12-2013, 10:08 AM   #11
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While there is some added risk with the propane tanks open during travel, due to the pressurized lines running through the rigs, in a severe crash you still have the propane tanks that can be severed and dump propane. If you run with open tanks, for the frig, then there is no real additional risk with the furnace. turning off BOTH is a good idea during fueling, but still a pretty remote risk.

In a class A you've got the fuel (diesel or gas) also to worry about.

An MH is a traveling bomb anyway, and so is a car, so you takes yer chances.

Some folks get pretty obsessive about these issues, but it really is a dangerous sport driving down these roads in these huge boxes, but we do it anyway.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:55 AM   #12
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While there is some added risk with the propane tanks open during travel, due to the pressurized lines running through the rigs, in a severe crash you still have the propane tanks that can be severed and dump propane. If you run with open tanks, for the frig, then there is no real additional risk with the furnace. turning off BOTH is a good idea during fueling, but still a pretty remote risk.

In a class A you've got the fuel (diesel or gas) also to worry about.

An MH is a traveling bomb anyway, and so is a car, so you takes yer chances.

Some folks get pretty obsessive about these issues, but it really is a dangerous sport driving down these roads in these huge boxes, but we do it anyway.
So in an accident the opd valve wouldn't engage when there's a fast outflow of gas?
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:06 AM   #13
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So in an accident the opd valve wouldn't engage when there's a fast outflow of gas?
Yes it should, but I was talking worse case, I guess. I'm not sure what the pressure point is for that to shutdown, but really, unless you tear the whole rig apart, which maybe the propane would only be a small part of a really bad problem.

Do you have specs on that OPD safety? that would make the risk of running the furnace even more remote...
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