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, 12:23 PM   #51
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Sorry Barry. Never owned one of those or dealt with one. I stand corrected then.
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:00 PM   #52
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One other thought, better chance of contracting Salmonella poisioning, esp if delayed in your trip, as compared to a direct hit lighting strike. I've used RV's with propane aboard for 20 years and never heard this discussion before.
I don' worry about that cause I don't eat fish. LOL
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:42 PM   #53
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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).
Three way runs on gas, 110v or 12 volt, not 12 volt ignitor. My old one didn't even have an ignitor (except for me and a lighter ). It would run off of my car battery as we drove down the road.
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:59 PM   #54
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Not arguing, but something has to ignite the burner while on the road without the 120V supply. Obviously no pilot light to "light". Ours, the typical 2652 dometic, Auto or gas, on the switch. You're either on electric, or gas. 12V lights the burner on gas, as that's what is running going down the road, which is why some on here turn it off due to the open flame. I can kill 120V power and see / hear that. I'm missing what you're saying or something. Gas does nothing for that fridge if it isn't lit, hence the flue, which is what this poll is about, leaving it on or off due to the flame. As one said, some do run strictly off of 12V. I'm just saying, something has to light the burner with no 120V power. Please clarify.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:03 PM   #55
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This should probably be posted elsewhere, but it falls under this topic...just how much gas is used in the refer running, anyway? Turning things on the night before...does that use much LP?
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:13 PM   #56
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Very very little. Don't know the magic number though.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:19 PM   #57
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So as of right now, 86% either run with it on or feel it doesn't matter one way or the other.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:33 PM   #58
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This should probably be posted elsewhere, but it falls under this topic...just how much gas is used in the refer running, anyway? Turning things on the night before...does that use much LP?
Don't know the answer to the first question.

Second question: when turning on the night before, use the electric option to save LP.
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Not arguing, but something has to ignite the burner while on the road without the 120V supply. Obviously no pilot light to "light". Ours, the typical 2652 dometic, Auto or gas, on the switch. You're either on electric, or gas. 12V lights the burner on gas, as that's what is running going down the road, which is why some on here turn it off due to the open flame. I can kill 120V power and see / hear that. I'm missing what you're saying or something. Gas does nothing for that fridge if it isn't lit, hence the flue, which is what this poll is about, leaving it on or off due to the flame. As one said, some do run strictly off of 12V. I'm just saying, something has to light the burner with no 120V power. Please clarify.
The burner is lit by a 12VDC "hot rod", don't think the open flame is the problem on the highway, its probably more due too the open propane bottle. If dislodged in a collision, mechanical failure, it could be a rolling problem, esp if open.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:52 PM   #60
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I do not run with ours on propane. A friend of mine did once and the wind kept blowing out the flame. The ignitor was toast before he got home and had to be replaced.
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