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Old 01-23-2011, 09:19 AM   #1
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Traveling with propane tanks on

Traveling with Propane RV Fire Safety RV Travel

This might give you some insight on propane.
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:42 AM   #2
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good post, thanks
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:02 PM   #3
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Just trying to help, some poeple have there own views. I shut the propane off before fueling up at the gas station, why jeopardize eveyoneselses safety it's like adding fuel to the fire.
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:34 PM   #4
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Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel -- GAS REGULATIONS

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge requires the valves to be "OFF" prior to the Bay Bridge system. Also no more than 2 up to 45 pound bottles of propane (bummer as I was planning on taking a spare 20 pound for the lil red fireplace).

Other tunnels have even tougher restrictions. The Baltimore tunnels carry a 500 dollar fine for even taking a propane bottle into the tunnel. (Don't ask how I know ). Yes, that means NO propane even a 10 pound pony bottle.
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The Chesapeake Bay Bridge requires the valves to be "OFF" prior to the Bay Bridge system. Also no more than 2 up to 45 pound bottles of propane (bummer as I was planning on taking a spare 20 pound for the lil red fireplace).
The tunnels around the Hampton Roads area all require the tanks to be turning off. There is a VDOT inspector at pull offs near the entrances to all of those tunnels. They will ask you if your gas is turned off, and allow you time to do that.....no problem. Most times if I have to stop somewhere within an hour of the tunnel, I will go on and turn the fridge off, and shut the gas off then.....saves me getting out and doing it at the inspection station. I will then turn it back on at the next convenient stop past the tunnel.
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:08 PM   #6
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Thanks Chap!

This is my first time over the BB so any tips would be appreciated (Leaving in the AM). Will the Inspector tell me to pull over or am I just expected to know? What do I look for?
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:35 PM   #7
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I have been seeing alot of posts on running propane while driving lately

Good reading info on the Link - thanks

I am thinking if my fridge is a 12V fridge as well as propane I will most likely just get another deep cycle battery and run it off the battery and charge the battery up when I get to my desitnation - not sure if any one else does that

My father has a Solar panel that trickle charges the battery so that might be a nice add on
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Matt,

The fridge is 12 volt WITH propane; not instead of. Both are required to run. The alternate to 12volt-propane is 120 volt AC. You can not run the fridge on battery alone.

Another thing; The battery should be charged by the tow vehicle while you are towing the camper if you have an accessory pin on your power/lights/brakes plug.
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Thanks Lou
I was under the impression that the fridge was either or not both - lack of knowledge on that one - thanks for setting me straight

It has the 7 pin connector - I have always had trailers with the 4 blade so didnt realize the battery would be charged when towing - lack of knowledge on that one too LOL
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