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Old 08-10-2016, 06:00 AM   #31
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When you say turn the propane off while fueling, do you mean just turn the refrig off, or the propane itself?
It depends how Extreme you want to be,for" Total" safety turn Both Off! That way your "Other" propane items are "Starved for Fuel" also! Youroo!!
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Old 08-10-2016, 10:32 AM   #32
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Refer off. Otherwise it will continue to try and light using the spark method.
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Old 08-14-2016, 03:38 AM   #33
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Original poster is back; sorry, when I'm working I can't access internet too often. Thanks for all the input; we used to travel with propane on, but heard too many say it wasn't safe, so we stopped. Guess we'll go with it for this trip.
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Old 08-14-2016, 07:49 AM   #34
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On our third trailer and always travel with the fridge on propane.
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Old 08-14-2016, 09:44 AM   #35
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Original poster is back; sorry, when I'm working I can't access internet too often. Thanks for all the input; we used to travel with propane on, but heard too many say it wasn't safe, so we stopped. Guess we'll go with it for this trip.
Using my highly scientific polling system (i.e., reading this forum for the last 4 yrs), I'd guess traveling with propane on is about half of us.
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Old 08-14-2016, 11:15 AM   #36
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When you say turn the propane off while fueling, do you mean just turn the refrig off, or the propane itself?
From what I've read, just turning the fridge off shuts down the open flame behind the exterior fridge panel and greatly reduces the risk of ignition of gasoline fumes.

Obviously there are a lot of opinions on this. I started running with the tank valves closed when I broke a suspension spring on my fifth wheel, and somehow a propane line running in the wheel well got snagged in the tire and snapped off. It was on the passenger side, so I didn't see it happen. A passing driver flagged me down and I pulled to the shoulder. The check valve did prevent propane from spewing out, but since then I drive with the tank valves closed. Better safe than sorry, and we've never had the temp in the fridge increase more than a few degrees on our 300 mile daily drives.
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