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Old 06-21-2010, 01:22 PM   #1
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Running fridge on propane while moving?

Our fridge in our camper runs on 110 and propane.
I am asuming that the propane is for when you are driving.
Is this correct? Is it safe to have your propane tank valve open when you are driving?
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:38 PM   #2
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We do it all the time. I have read about some dangers of doing this but you will find most all do it.
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:46 PM   #3
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This is usually one of those subjects that the answers you receive split down the middle between never do it and always do it.

I have always run the propane while traveling to keep the fridge cool. One trip I decided to not run with it on and by the time I got to our destination some 7 hours after leaving, everything was fairly warm, so I have not done it since.
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Thank you . . .
Just wanted to confirm that we were o.k. to do that. I am comfortable with the risks.
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:30 PM   #5
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I have heard you should close the valves while refueling, but I never have.

Diesel is not all that flammable. It might be an issue with gasoline on a hot summer day though.

I see people using cell phones while filling their tanks and you are more likely to blow up doing that than a propane pilot started fire.
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:32 PM   #6
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When taking a Ferry Boat or driving thru tunnels propane must be turned off.

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Old 06-21-2010, 05:40 PM   #7
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As far has i know, its the law to keep your propane tanks closed up here in canada.
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:27 PM   #8
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It's not just a good idea.

It's the law.

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Why is it that people take chances? Propane is highly flammable, it is heaver then air and collects at the lowest point, the more that collects the bigger the boom not that it matters at that point.
Not only for your sake but everyone else around you the tanks should be shut off before you pull up to the fuel pumps no matter if it is gasoline or diesel. One spark at the fuel pumps from a leaking propane tank and the entire gas station and the people around will disappear from the earth.
All you need is is static discharge from a cell phone around a leaky propane tank from your camper while pumping fuel and I am sorry but I have a real problem when it comes to safety......cell phones is another issue at gas stations.
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