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Old 04-26-2014, 10:55 AM   #31
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My first thought on this thread wasn't running down the road or refueling, but having an accident. Any thoughts on that?
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:01 AM   #32
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My first thought on this thread wasn't running down the road or refueling, but having an accident. Any thoughts on that?
The frig being on wouldn't have much to do if you're involved in an accident, the propane lines are still there and the chances of the frig burner being on at the time and a flame present would be very remote. The stove and furnace are there also, but no flame present. Just because the frig is on propane doesn't mean there is a constant flame, quite the contrary. It might come on maybe one time an hour if that and then for only a few minutes.
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I'm wasn't thinking of the fridge, per se. I'm thinking the flimsy copper gas line tears off, gas spews out, a spark occurs when something metal scrapes on the asphalt, the gas bottle valve is open and voila', gas fed fire.
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I'm wasn't thinking of the fridge, per se. I'm thinking the flimsy copper gas line tears off, gas spews out, a spark occurs when something metal scrapes on the asphalt, the gas bottle valve is open and voila', gas fed fire.
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I'm wasn't thinking of the fridge, per se. I'm thinking the flimsy copper gas line tears off, gas spews out, a spark occurs when something metal scrapes on the asphalt, the gas bottle valve is open and voila', gas fed fire.

There is supposed to be an safety check valve on modern RV propane systems to prevent that type of problem. The safety check valve should operate if there is no back pressure on the system.......that is if everything is working properly.
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We just saw a FedEx truck hit a bus and everything went up in flames. Not Hollywood.
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I'm wasn't thinking of the fridge, per se. I'm thinking the flimsy copper gas line tears off, gas spews out, a spark occurs when something metal scrapes on the asphalt, the gas bottle valve is open and voila', gas fed fire.
Hmmm...a friend of mine forgot to secure his propane tanks in Florida...while 20 miles from home (in Michigan) on I-94 ..a car pulled along side and the people were screaming & pointing at his tanks dragging by the hoses ..." SCRAPING THE ASPHALT !! SPARKS FLYING'!!....OMG !!!..no explosion that day...WHEW !!...
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I'm wasn't thinking of the fridge, per se. I'm thinking the flimsy copper gas line tears off, gas spews out, a spark occurs when something metal scrapes on the asphalt, the gas bottle valve is open and voila', gas fed fire.
Wouldn't make any difference whether the frig was on or off. If something happens and a rock knocks the shutoff valve off the tank you have a bigger problem. I think you are being a little paranoid.
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Wouldn't make any difference whether the frig was on or off. If something happens and a rock knocks the shutoff valve off the tank you have a bigger problem.
Check your tank. There's a guard around the valve, and most people have covers on top of that.

I'm not paranoid; I never even said I wouldn't/couldn't run with the fridge on. I simply asked for comments. Sounds like most people don't have a problem with doing this.
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We just saw a FedEx truck hit a bus and everything went up in flames. Not Hollywood.
I saw that too, sad story but I would think both vehicles probably ran on diesel? No fridge?
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