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Old 06-23-2014, 07:16 PM   #11
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eHow says no Legislation exists in the USA.

How to Run a Gas Refrigerator While Traveling in a Camper | eHow

Still can't find what the fine is in Canada.
Any Canadians have a link to fine info?

http://www.ehow.com/list_6850806_tra...gulations.html

However in Virginia and New Jersey Propane valves must be closed while traveling per the article above. Still looking for "fine" info.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:22 PM   #12
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12 plus years of doing it and look I'm still here! ��
X3, 38+ yrs of towing with the frig on even while fueling. You have to keep in mind that the burner is only on a few minutes every hour or two if that much especially going down the highway.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:49 PM   #13
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I always had my propane on aswell But After having a bad blow out and tearing up my trailer.And seeing how bad it could have been if my gas line got damage and seeing sparks when it happened. I will be shutting off the gas for sure.
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Have been traveling in motorhomes since the 80's and NEVER had an issue what so ever.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:59 PM   #15
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I've searched the highway traffic act for Manitoba, lots of definitions and legalese, but couldn't find anything specific on propane TURNED ON while driving. Here is a link to info provided by the public insurance corporation for vehicles (MPIC). It is general info for RV towing and makes reference to turning off propane while towing on pg. 8.
http://www.mpi.mb.ca/en/PDFs/TrailerSafety.pdf

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Old 06-24-2014, 12:23 PM   #16
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RV Travel Tips Issue 411 June 23, http://www.rvtravel.com/q=daily-tips-issue2429412
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Have been traveling in motorhomes since the 80's and NEVER had an issue what so ever.
x6 My gas is staying on. Come and get me copper!
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Ignorance is no defense if found guilty, but I have the fridge turned on auto , when its plugged into shore power it runs on electrical, when unplugged, its propane. I don't think there are fines by DoT in Canada and the only reason I say that is because when you have to travel by ferry (eg. NS to NL) , you are given a tag to ensure you have your propane turned off.
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:45 PM   #19
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Link doesn't work, but until I start seeing more than just a few isolated incidences of a frig actually starting a fire instead of wild speculation of it, I will continue leaving the frig on gas while traveling. IF, it were a major problem, the all seeing, all knowing government would stop it with some sort of mandated interlock on the gas going to the frig. Much adieu about nothing. IMO
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How would you keep the refrigerator cool if you have no gas. My does not have the 12volt option, run the gen all the time while you drive. Not an option for me. Gas on when moving!!
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