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Old 01-09-2011, 07:09 PM   #11
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I guess my wife will be happy then, propane on while travelling it is.....
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:17 PM   #12
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I have always wondered about this myself as I thought first of all that it would not be a safe thing to do and second that the flame would just blow itself out. I usually leave the shore power plugged in until time to hit the road and I keep a bag of ice in the freezer which on most of our trips that we have taken this summer, the ice has barely started to melt before we were either parked and back on shore power or propane in the case of dry camping.

This summer we took the ferry to PEI and I thought it odd that they asked us to ensure that propane tanks were shut off and I told them they are always shut off when travelling. Perhaps this summer I will try it but keep the bag of ice in as a backup. My wife requires a drug that must be kept cold.
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Old 01-15-2011, 01:39 PM   #13
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Maybe I am slow on things, but is there a safety hazard while refueling your truck while there is propane on in the trailer? Or is it just a motorhome thing?
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:01 PM   #14
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Maybe I am slow on things, but is there a safety hazard while refueling your truck while there is propane on in the trailer? Or is it just a motorhome thing?
It is probably not as big of a safety problem with a trailer as a MH....depending on where the fridge and gas tank are located. My fridge is located about 25' back from the gas fill on my truck. At that distance, gas fumes should not reach the open propane flame on fridge. Some MHs might have more distance, and some fridges might be towards the front of trailers.....a close distance is more dangerous than a longer one.

I am all for safety, but I usually don't turn off the fridge when when fueling......but I know I would be safer if I did. I am more concerned about the idiot that throws down a cigarette right beside my truck than my fridge flame that is 25' away, and 4' off of the ground.......gas is heavier than air, and tends to hug the ground.
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:33 PM   #15
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Maybe I am slow on things, but is there a safety hazard while refueling your truck while there is propane on in the trailer? Or is it just a motorhome thing?
I have to say "Guilty" due to failing memory, but I do try and remember to turn it off when refueling. While it is not a big deal (at all) for diesel rigs. It could be a problem in the summer for the guy pumping gas next to you.

These days with the vapor recovery systems at nearly all gas stations, (notice none on the diesel pumps) it might be a dated "caution" anyway.
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:47 PM   #16
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Only time I turn my gas off when traveling is when I go through one of tunnels. I usually can't get home without going through one and they all require RV's to stop and prove the gas is off.
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I was thinking about this as well - glad I stumbled on to this thread - I remember my father saying something about keeping the fridge on gas while I travel and was gonna ask if any of you guys do - guess I got my answer

Havent got my trailer yet and know I will get a walk thru prior to delivery but is it hard to restart the flame once you turn the gas off for say like filling fuel at the gas station and shuting the bottles off - am thinking it is like the starter on a gas grill - push to ignite or is it something else -
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:07 PM   #18
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Usually the fridge relights pretty easy if you just have the propane turned off for a while. As long as there is a bit of propane in the system it usually fires right away. If you have it turned off for a couple of days sometimes it seems like it takes a bit of time to clear the air out of the system. I usually try to light the stove and get the propane running good then it lights easy.
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:43 PM   #19
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Its rely is a non issue with me. I am 50 years old and have been around RVs of some sort since I was 6 and my mother who is going to be 75 still has a class C
and yes shes still RVin. I promise you they all have always had the fridge on LP while on the road and never had a problem.

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Old 01-20-2011, 10:54 PM   #20
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I keep my fridge on all the time to while RVin too. But how many of us RVer touch the truck or side of the car before fueling up. to ground out any static electrical charge you may have? That more of a problem than the fridge. JUST MY TWO CENTS
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