View Poll Results: Do you travel with your LP gas on or not?
I (almost) always travel with my LP gas ON. 330 76.21%
I (almost) never travel with my LP gas on. 70 16.17%
I don't think it's a safety concern either way. 58 13.39%
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:03 AM   #41
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Just curious. So, how does that work when boondocking?
Yes some have a 12 volt chassis feed for auto door locks. Once on if power from feed is shut off, the box will lock out LPG for 15 minutes IAW the book. It will restabish then, sig power or not. It works, I've tested mine.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:05 AM   #42
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I travel with my frig on propane all day long.
When I turn into a gas station and shut off my motorhome it shuts off the gas on the frig and when I start back up and leave it will re-ignite. Some type of safety interlock.
See you all need to sell your trailers and 5th wheels and buy a motorhome to protect yourselves from propane fires.
Iggy, I've been telling my wife that, also that I need a new Harley. Don't see them happining anytime soon. Oh well.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:09 AM   #43
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I always travel with mine on. When I had a pop-up it had a 3-way option but my new camper does not. I would prefer to use 12v while on the road but it is not an option. I guess this is because of cost? I would pay a few extra dollars to have that option.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:22 AM   #44
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Most Fridges now are only 2-way (no 12v option).
I didn't know that. Seems odd they'd do away with that option.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:31 AM   #45
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On, unless told otherwise by authorities... I agree with H2oski - I wouldn't sleep in it or let my wife or kids stay in it if I thought it were unsafe. Furthermore, I would much rather something shake loose while on the road while everyone was in the truck rather than it happen at night while we were sleeping.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:45 AM   #46
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Keep our on as well unless told otherwise by the law of the land we are in. I try to always refuel at pumps on the outside edge stations we go to so the fridge is on the side facing away from the pumps
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:49 AM   #47
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Ignitor is 12V no matter what you call it, 2-way or 3-way. Fridge only runs on gas with 12V ignitor or 120V AC. In our case, we run the genset 99% of the time while traveling for AC or heat pump, so the fridge stays in the electric mode. With the trailers, we always left it on; traveling, camping or stored in the garage. Of course when stored it's on AC power (full hook ups in garage).
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:55 AM   #48
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I run with it on, too, at least when I'm driving more than an hour or two. When my parents had their 5th wheel they also always traveled with the propane running the fridge. And they never turned it off when refueling either, but I do just for the extra margin of safety.

I don't think it's unsafe to travel with it on - just make absolutely certain that the gas is turned off to the other propane appliances. I got my trailer out of storage to de-winterize it a week and a half ago but hadn't checked the stove and heater operation until 2 nights ago (the temps went down to freezing so I needed the heat on). I turned on the propane tanks outside and went inside to turn on the stove burners and I could smell propane. I discovered that somehow the burner valves were not completely off. I suspect it was the kids being in it in the driveway because I'm 100% sure they were off when I put it in storage at the family farm last year.
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Ignitor is 12V no matter what you call it, 2-way or 3-way. Fridge only runs on gas with 12V ignitor or 120V AC. In our case, we run the genset 99% of the time while traveling for AC or heat pump, so the fridge stays in the electric mode. With the trailers, we always left it on; traveling, camping or stored in the garage. Of course when stored it's on AC power (full hook ups in garage).
No, some (older/smaller?) fridges will run with 12v as their ONLY energy source.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:57 AM   #50
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I didn't know that. Seems odd they'd do away with that option.
My first trailer was a 3 way power. I traveled with it in 12v DC mode a
couple times until I discovered what a HUGE DC load it was!!
Example: the owners manual for the fridge specifically stated DC was
ONLY for on the road with the truck engine running.
I stopped for a long lunch one time, probably an hour and when we got
in the truck to leave it cranked noticeably slow!
I also think I was arriving at campgrounds with less than full trailer battery
for the same reason.
After those few episodes I opted to run with the LP on and never again
used the DC mode.
I don't miss it but can understand if you live in an area with many tunnels
the DC mode would still be nice to have.
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