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 05-05-2011, 09:40 AM   #1
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Do you run with your LP on or off

You can vote for 1 or 2 AND 3 if you choose.

This topic comes up all the time, usually from
new folks.
Just out of curiosity let's run a poll and see
how many do run with LP on and how many don't.
You can post a reply and give your reasons or just
vote in the poll.

Happy camping!
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:48 AM   #2
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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 . . . .
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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 . . . .

I have never heard of it...
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Against the law in British Columbia, Canada to travel with propane on. We turn ours on when we stop for lunch or coffee and it stays cold enough.
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My opionion is it's only dangerous if you crash. As dumb as that sounds. I will probably run with it on. But if someone is somewhat concerned make sure to leave on plenty before you leave then you can probably go about 6 hours or so before it needs to run again.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:13 AM   #6
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Against the law in British Columbia, Canada to travel with propane on. We turn ours on when we stop for lunch or coffee and it stays cold enough.
Hmmm.....I am not sure if cutting it on for that short of a time is beneficial or not. It takes time for the coolant to heat, then make its way around the system to cool down. MIne takes several hours before the fins start to get cold.
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:53 PM   #7
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As you can tell by my handle I am a fire fighter. 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. An open flame could have caused a tragic end. Also an open flame while refueling would be a huge risk. You are dealing with a gas that has a potential to cause an explosion and needs to be treated with respect. We all want to make it home.
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As you can tell by my handle I am a fire fighter. I have seen a forest fire caused by a malfunctioning fridge in a motor with the pilot on while traveling.
I hear you but a malfunctioning appliance can cause
a fire whether you're moving or not.
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:38 PM   #9
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Instead of packing a cooler like we used to do, we now run the fridge a couple days to cool down. Then we load our perishible things in the fridge along with a jug of ice, and it stays nice and cool for 8 hours or so.

I don't really know if it's unsafe to run with the gas on, but this way we remove any doubt. Just my .02 worth.

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Old 05-11-2011, 01:46 PM   #10
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I've done it but I've also seen pictures like this.... Photoshopped? Not sure, but can't beat the camper name.

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