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Old 05-31-2013, 12:50 PM   #1
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Propane shut off when fueling

I know it is important to shut off the propane when fueling but have a question about the easiest method. Can I just close the valves on the tanks and then open them again when finished or is it necessary to go in the camper and turn off the fridge? As you might suspect I am new at this.
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:16 PM   #2
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I would recomend just shutting off the fridge. By turning it to off, you extinguish the flame. Then when your done refueling, pull forward to a parking spot or just out of the way and fire it back up. Wait to ensure it starts, then enjoy your tirp!!
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We just make sure everything is off to include furance, fridge and hot water heater. Only thing we travel with that's on anyway is the fridge and just to easy to push the on/off button.
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:56 PM   #4
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What about for a PUP, where the fridge can be left on, but there is no easy access to it to turn on/off during fill ups?
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:59 PM   #5
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I would recomend just shutting off the fridge. By turning it to off, you extinguish the flame. Then when your done refueling, pull forward to a parking spot or just out of the way and fire it back up. Wait to ensure it starts, then enjoy your tirp!!
I wish it was that easy for me - I can't get to my fridge without sliding my slideout a bit (because I try not to step on that raised/unsupported slide floor unless I *have* to).

BUT- I also have a diesel and don't turn off propane or turn off my fridge.
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I wish it was that easy for me - I can't get to my fridge without sliding my slideout a bit (because I try not to step on that raised/unsupported slide floor unless I *have* to).

BUT- I also have a diesel and don't turn off propane or turn off my fridge.
Isn't your distribution center right inside your door?
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Isn't your distribution center right inside your door?
Nope, under the fridge. I think the new ones are inside of the door.
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i would recomend just shutting off the fridge. By turning it to off, you extinguish the flame. Then when your done refueling, pull forward to a parking spot or just out of the way and fire it back up. Wait to ensure it starts, then enjoy your tirp!!

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I know it is important to shut off the propane when fueling but have a question about the easiest method. Can I just close the valves on the tanks and then open them again when finished or is it necessary to go in the camper and turn off the fridge? As you might suspect I am new at this.
If you only turn off your propane and not the fridge you may have to go inside and reset the fridge anyway.

Scenario:
You pull into the gas station and then turn off the propane leaving the fridge turned on. While you’re gassing up, the refrigerator tries to light the burner. Without propane, the system will attempt to light the gas burner three times and then go into fault and illuminate the CHECK light. When you turn the propane back on the refrigerator will not function on gas until you reset the system by pushing the ON/OFF button to OFF and then back to ON again.

If you’re concerned about using propane while fueling up I suggest you turn the fridge off.
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:46 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone for your help. I will turn fridge off from inside the trailer. There is general agreement that is the correct way to deal with it. I want to run the fridge while we travel to keep It cold.
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