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Old 08-12-2016, 02:43 PM   #21
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I never worried about gassing my TV with the gas fridge on. There must be literally thousands of RV owners fueling up every day with their fridge on.

Gasoline vapors are heavier than air so they would, if they could, have be raised up to the level of your fridge gas pilot light and not only that in a sufficient density to ignite. I guess there is the possibility it could happen.

Just think about it next time you are filling your vehicle and smell the air. For there to be enough gas fumes to ignite there would have to be a very noticeable gas smell. When was the last time you pulled into a busy station did you think, Boy, it sure smells gassy? I don't ever recall that but I can sometimes say, It sure smells like Diesel... LOL

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Old 08-12-2016, 02:47 PM   #22
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Back in the mid 1990's while on a trip to Florida, the fan blade came off the water pump and went into the radiator while going through Georga. We rented a car and continued our trip. Picked up the MH on the way back home a week later after the repairs were done at a GM garage. Refrigerator on gas stayed on the whole time while being worked on. Never lost any of the things in the refrigerator or freezer.
Most times we leave the refrigerator on gas instead of switching over it seemed to work better on gas.
We use to do the same thing when we had a tt and now as soon as I figure why my gas isn't flowing on the new to us MH, I'll be using the gas on it.

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Old 08-12-2016, 02:50 PM   #23
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I'll admit I used to......

......until I read about this in my neck of the woods a few years ago. Granted though, that this is a class B, and is in a lot closer proximity to the fueling, than a travel trailer would be. Class B's may have the warning sticker.

It sounds like it was a perfect storm.

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Yea, I guess it can happen especially when you turn the gas nozzle on before you stick it in the tank and spray it all over the fridge area.

You are right about the class B though as the gas tank is close to the fridge. Actually the gas tank is close to everything.

I was not taking class B's or human error into account in my post earlier. I was talking TT. But you can't control what goes on around you. Might as well leave it parked in the driveway..
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Old 08-14-2016, 08:06 PM   #24
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What about the venting of the fridge on a 23IKSs since it is on a slide out? Doesn't the slide need to be out to vent during travel if you leave the propane on?
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Old 08-14-2016, 08:51 PM   #25
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The Alaska Marine Highway System state-owned ferries not only don't allow RV gas to stay on while underway, they inspect and seal every propane tank on every RV while they are waiting to board. You can only visit your RV during port calls, primarily to feed, water, and walk your pets (which must be left in the RV during sailing), and the gas must remain off during that time too. The crew does routine inspections during sailing and a broken seal can mean a stiff fine.

The ferry from Bellingham, WA to Ketchikan, AK is 37 hours sailing time plus several hours on each end to load and unload. This multi-day ferry ride or even just an all-nighter from, say, Skagway to Sitka could be costly if an RV owner hasn't planned for it in advance. Most knowledgeable RVers try to eat or give away anything that might spoil and pack dry ice in the freezer if they can't get use up all the frozen food before boarding.

But if you just had some ice cream left in the freezer and couldn't find dry ice, the ferry staff would probably be glad to help you make sure it didn't thaw during the trip. Especially if you provide the cups and spoons!

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Old 08-14-2016, 10:09 PM   #26
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Gas on while traveling. Actually set to Auto.
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:44 AM   #27
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Always on so I gots an ice cream treat after setting up😀
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:54 AM   #28
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We took a poll once upon a time....

Do you run with your LP on or off
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Old 08-23-2016, 01:03 PM   #29
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Yes, always to run the refrigerator.
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Always on so I gots an ice cream treat after setting up��
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