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Old 02-05-2014, 10:29 PM   #1
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Heat on the road

Wondering if it's a problem to run the furnace while on the road. This would be to keep lines and tanks from freezing.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:51 PM   #2
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Don't get caught.. Up here the fine for the first propane tank found on while towing your trailer is about $2,500.. The second is $4,000..
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:55 PM   #3
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Don't get caught.. Up here the fine for the first propane tank found on while towing your trailer is about $2,500.. The second is $4,000..
Turn off the propane tanks while traveling?
How would you run the fridge?
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:29 PM   #4
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Frig

Once he frig gets cold, like frozen in the ice trays, you can let it sit for about six hours before it starts to thaw, that is what I've been told, of course you cannot open it during that six hours...make sure you have either water in your condensation line or a one way check valve as heat will rise back into the frig:



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Turn off the propane tanks while traveling?
How would you run the fridge?
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:35 PM   #5
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Once he frig gets cold, like frozen in the ice trays, you can let it sit for about six hours before it starts to thaw, that is what I've been told, of course you cannot open it during that six hours...make sure you have either water in your condensation line or a one way check valve as heat will rise back into the frig:

That would work if I had a cold freezer/fridge.
Problem is, I get home from work early on a Friday, go grab the camper out of storage, bring it home and load it up and go, no time to let the camper sit plugged in for hours to get cooled down, I crank it up to 11 on LP and stuff it full of cold stuff and start driving! 2 hour trip and it is nice and cold when we get there.

(I would never pull into a gas station with fridge running tho)
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:29 AM   #6
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Don't get caught.. Up here the fine for the first propane tank found on while towing your trailer is about $2,500.. The second is $4,000..
Where is up here? I know in the state of Virginia you can't have propane tanks on for the tunnels but that is it. Other then that you could leave them on. I do not think I would run my furnace while driving simply because of the combustion air and exhaust outlets. Your Refer would be fine.
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:48 AM   #7
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Don't get caught.. Up here the fine for the first propane tank found on while towing your trailer is about $2,500.. The second is $4,000..
What do people (Up Here) do about (Propane Powered) vehicles? Youroo!!
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:51 AM   #8
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Don't get caught.. Up here the fine for the first propane tank found on while towing your trailer is about $2,500.. The second is $4,000..
Glen's profile says Canada. Guess that's a big whoopsie for me. We drove
across the lower tip of Ontario last summer with the LP fridge on.

Not really trying to stir the LP on or off pot too much. It's been discussed
at length before.
But- we sometimes have long days on the road. 8 is normal. 11 is not
all that uncommon. My fridge will NOT say cold in summer nearly that
long. We drive with the LP fridge on.

Here is a poll from our FAQ area- Do you run with your LP on or off

My advice, do what works for you!
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Never heard of that in Ontario. He is from Alberta, maybe the laws are different there ? Or maybe someone misinformed him ? Weird law if you ask me and with VERY steep fines as well.
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Never heard of that in the US states I have traveled to. The only thing I been aware of is propane restrictions on certain bridges and tunnels. On my old bus, I Would run the furnace all the time as the dash heat just could not keep up. But had not considered it in the 5er this winter nor did I have any freeze up issues on the lines or tanks towing south when it was 9F.
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