View Poll Results: Do you travel with your LP gas on or not?
I (almost) always travel with my LP gas ON. 310 76.73%
I (almost) never travel with my LP gas on. 62 15.35%
I don't think it's a safety concern either way. 57 14.11%
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:51 PM   #11
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Appropriate name for that trailer.

Scary. The fridge vent is not involved (yet), so it is unlikely the fire started there.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:15 PM   #12
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This polls needs to keep going as many don't know if they can or should use their refer on propane and 12 volt while on the road.
Lets get more feedback to help others.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:39 PM   #13
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I have a 2way fridge 110vac / 12 vdc propane. After about 20,000 mile in the last 10 yrs not had a problem. IMHO if I were worried about it catching fire going down the road, I would never allow my grand kids or my wife sleep in it.

If we really think about, your odds are much greater having an accident while towing than the fridge catching fire.

As far as the accident with the gas on, there is a over flow valve that if a line rupture during the accident the over flow preventer will shut the gas off at the tank. Heck I can't even open the tank valve very fast or it will trip and shut off the gas flow.

The only time I have shut my gas off was going through the Chesapeake Bay bridge tunnel.

Enjoy and safe travels.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:40 PM   #14
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IMO...I think you are in greater danger of being struck by lightning than being involved in a fire caused by the refrigerator running on propane. Some statistics indicate engine and electrical malfunctions cause 70% of RV fires and another 20% attributed to brake and tire failures with the remaining 10% spread among, fuel leaks, solar power problems, cooking carelessness, propane leaks, spontaneous combustion in damp charcoal and a range of unknown origins. Personally, I have never seen a burned motor coach, 5th wheel or travel trailer on the side of the road; but I have seen many automobiles and trucks either on fire or burned out with no other vehicle involved. Something to think about, but I don't worry about it.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:43 PM   #15
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We run with the propane off because where we live there are numerous tunnels in every direction and you have to stop and be inspected for "gas off".
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:55 PM   #16
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I have seen a forest fire caused by a malfunctioning fridge in a motor with the pilot on while traveling. I rolled my own TT and TV on the free way. The biggest concern was the leaking propane.
Just wondering how anyone could prove the fire was caused by the camper fridge?
As for a leaking propane tank after an accident, that is why they have the auto-shutoff valves now.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:02 PM   #17
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I never have traveled over 2 hrs so no I don't. Will i in the future, idk! Watching this debate closely though.
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Just wondering how anyone could prove the fire was caused by the camper fridge?
As for a leaking propane tank after an accident, that is why they have the auto-shutoff valves now.
Me two. Where was this quoted.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:29 PM   #19
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We travel with the gas o . Having a 2way auto fridge, it makes it nice to load the fridge at home, so when we arrive, there are cold beers waiting!
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:28 AM   #20
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For the curious, The "Inferno" is a real fire (not photoshopped). Here's another angle:

According to the owner, the fire was started by an electrical short. (no mention of the location of the electrical short) Two of their Harleys were in the trailer and were lost in the fire.
Took place near Mobile, AL on May 28, 2010 and was responded to by the Spanish Fort, AL fire department. No one was hurt.
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