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Old 06-02-2015, 10:40 PM   #11
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:02 PM   #12
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Another important point, if you don't know... The refrigerator requires a small DC current for the control board to operate in the propane mode. Just something to keep in mind if your battery gets low when dry camping.
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:18 PM   #13
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Another important point, if you don't know... The refrigerator requires a small DC current for the control board to operate in the propane mode. Just something to keep in mind if your battery gets low when dry camping.
The battery disconnect switch also turns off your fridge, even if it's on propane.
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:21 PM   #14
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all rvs now have an excess flow pol fitting at the tank. in the event a line ruptures, a plunger shuts the flow off. your virtually as safe lp on or off.
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:39 AM   #15
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all rvs now have an excess flow pol fitting at the tank. in the event a line ruptures, a plunger shuts the flow off. your virtually as safe lp on or off.
OPDs (mandated about 15 yrs ago) and their associated check valves do fail... and not always in the closed position.
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:34 AM   #16
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OPDs (mandated about 15 yrs ago) and their associated check valves do fail... and not always in the closed position.
of course OPD and excess flow prestolite fittings are 2 different things. but Ill grant you this. the failure rate of everything is high nowadays
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Old 06-04-2015, 04:33 PM   #17
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We leave ours on for most of the camping season. I just leave it on Auto and plug it in when we get back home.
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The battery disconnect switch also turns off your fridge, even if it's on propane.
Mine runs fine on the DC converter with the battery switch turned off if I'm on A/C power.
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I too turn it on 12 hours before we travel and leave it on. As a retired Fire Chief, I always turn it off while fueling. By the way, I also turn off my cell phone while pumping gasoline. You should see the explosions captured on video out there, at gas pumps, from cell phones igniting gasoline vapor.
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I too turn it on 12 hours before we travel and leave it on. As a retired Fire Chief, I always turn it off while fueling. By the way, I also turn off my cell phone while pumping gasoline. You should see the explosions captured on video out there, at gas pumps, from cell phones igniting gasoline vapor.
IIRC, the cell phone exploding at gas pumps myth was debunked on Myth Busters.
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