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Old 10-20-2015, 10:14 PM   #11
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Hey JW, what was trying to be said is you NEED the battery when towing and should use it while camping. You need it when towing because the brake circuit will need it if the trailer completely separates from the tow vehicle. Also, the fear that a battery spark igniting your propane would have been an issue for decades since the config has been around forever. But, most definitely, if your trailer is in storage, yank the battery.
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:14 PM   #12
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Ok after reading your post makes sense. I just thought because I was hooked up to my trailer cord I didn't need a battery to power it. You make a good point if the trailers plug wire pulls out, there is no power to run the breakaway switch. What about arching caused from a battery? Could it possibly cause the propane tanks to explode?
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:16 PM   #13
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As long as your batt clamps are tight there is no issue of sparking, most batt boxes these days are plastic


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Old 10-20-2015, 10:17 PM   #14
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And your batt box is secured and covered.


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Old 10-20-2015, 10:25 PM   #15
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Not to go away from my original post question, but had a concern with towing while the propane is turned on to cool my refrigerator during transit. I have heard its not a good idea and also heard it's not a problem. Is it illegal to run your propane while travelling?
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:37 PM   #16
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JW, it is not illegal to run your propane (fridge) while travelling. Except where posted like for tunnels. Some suggest you turn off while refueling (I don't).
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:54 PM   #17
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[QUOTE=deartruc;1015473]JW, it is not illegal to run your propane (fridge) while travelling. Except where posted like for tunnels. Some suggest you turn off while refueling (I don't).

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