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 05-15-2013, 06:08 AM   #21
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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.
We were on an accident several years ago with our TT. Trailer rolled on its side and was destroyed. Propane tanks and refrigerator were on at the time. When the tanks were found in the wreckage they still had gas in them. The safety valves had worked and shut off the gas when the tanks separated from the trailer. The only way they could have caused a problem was if they ruptured. Then it wouldn't have mattered if they had been on or off.

Today we have a class C. Still travel with gas and refrigerator on.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:08 AM   #22
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Seriously, have you EVER heard on the news of someone blowing themselves to smitherines because the LP was on and they were using their refrig on the road? Refueling? Non-issue . . . .
Yes there was a MH burned up on I77 in Virginia a couple of years ago luckly everyone got out the MH was a total loss It was reported to have been a propane leak.......
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:11 AM   #23
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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 05-15-2013, 06:59 AM   #24
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I am not knocking any bodies decision to roll with LP gas on. ALL gas line connections are compression fitted. This is a single nut around a flared tube end and tightened around a fitting or connector. IT IS POSSIBLE for these connections to loosen due to vibration. Although it is few and far between, It does happen occasionally. I for one do not travel with LP gas on. I was quite shocked to see the large number of people that travel with LP gas on.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:22 AM   #25
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We often travel long haul trips. KY to Colorado or southern FL or Utah etc....
Gotta have the fridge on. It won't keep food cold that long!!

As mentioned by others-- the Gasoline in my truck is more dangerous
than the LP in my tanks in a wreck.

By The Way-- THANKS for keeping this debate friendly

People have strong feelings about safety issues but we can all get along
and in some cases, agree to disagree
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:03 AM   #26
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I've got to agree......how often are reading about trailer exploding due to a propane line leak. I dragged our pop-up from Ontario to Nova Scotia with the propane fridge running without issue - for two weeks.

I continue to tow our current trailer with the propane on to run the fridge, but, just the fridge, I don't tow with the water heater on propane (if that's even possible)
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:21 AM   #27
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My trips are usually within 2 hrs., so I don't worry about the frige getting warm. Maryland tunnels are off limits for vehicles w/propane. I have a trip to Cape Cod & Maine in July, so I will run with the propane ON. My TT dealer, Chesaco RV said to keep the tanks on.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:47 AM   #28
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We were on a (8) week trip last year. The Hi.Temp Records were set all along the Trip.We like COLD drinks and Cool Trailers. I wish we had a Gen.to run while going down the road in these conditions for the AC! Now if it is so (DANGEROUS) to run with the refer on why is there no (Warning Decal) to inform of this from the Factory? The Factory puts (Warning Decals) on everything else! They don't place these for FUN,some Law or Legal Team has made this call! Youroo!!
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:05 AM   #29
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My Dometic manual for the fridge has a warning to shut off all LP gas appliances when fueling or parked near gasoline pumps. In order to turn it off, it must already be on. So apparently Dometic expects the fridge to be in use on the road.

We have always traveled with the fridge on and OMG, I never bothered to turn it off when fueling the truck either. The night before we go on a trip I go out to the storage lot where our trailer is kept and turn the fridge on. In the morning we load the nice and cold fridge with our food and head out.

Traveling with the fridge turned on is a matter of choice and I'm sure it's much less dangerous than the actual drive to your destination.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:14 AM   #30
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My Dometic manual for the fridge has a warning to shut off all LP gas appliances when fueling or parked near gasoline pumps. In order to turn it off, it must already be on. So apparently Dometic expects the fridge to be in use on the road.

We have always traveled with the fridge on and OMG, I never bothered to turn it off when fueling the truck either. The night before we go on a trip I go out to the storage lot where our trailer is kept and turn the fridge on. In the morning we load the nice and cold fridge with our food and head out.

Traveling with the fridge turned on is a matter of choice and I'm sure it's much less dangerous than the actual drive to your destination.
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We also put some freeze bottled water in (freezer and cooler)
and everything is cold. No need to leave the gas on, if that's what you want.
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