Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-23-2011, 09:19 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,260
Traveling with propane tanks on

Traveling with Propane RV Fire Safety RV Travel

This might give you some insight on propane.
rockwood06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2011, 09:42 AM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 22
good post, thanks
tbiker99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2011, 07:02 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,260
Just trying to help, some poeple have there own views. I shut the propane off before fueling up at the gas station, why jeopardize eveyoneselses safety it's like adding fuel to the fire.
rockwood06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2011, 07:34 PM   #4
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 23,022
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel -- GAS REGULATIONS

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge requires the valves to be "OFF" prior to the Bay Bridge system. Also no more than 2 up to 45 pound bottles of propane (bummer as I was planning on taking a spare 20 pound for the lil red fireplace).

Other tunnels have even tougher restrictions. The Baltimore tunnels carry a 500 dollar fine for even taking a propane bottle into the tunnel. (Don't ask how I know ). Yes, that means NO propane even a 10 pound pony bottle.
__________________
Lou, Laura, & Freya the wonder dog
2008 GMC Sierra 3000HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2019 Flagstaff 8529FLS - Pullrite 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2011, 07:51 PM   #5
Moderator Emeritus
 
MtnGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 9,280
Quote:
Originally Posted by herk7769 View Post

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge requires the valves to be "OFF" prior to the Bay Bridge system. Also no more than 2 up to 45 pound bottles of propane (bummer as I was planning on taking a spare 20 pound for the lil red fireplace).
The tunnels around the Hampton Roads area all require the tanks to be turning off. There is a VDOT inspector at pull offs near the entrances to all of those tunnels. They will ask you if your gas is turned off, and allow you time to do that.....no problem. Most times if I have to stop somewhere within an hour of the tunnel, I will go on and turn the fridge off, and shut the gas off then.....saves me getting out and doing it at the inspection station. I will then turn it back on at the next convenient stop past the tunnel.
__________________

Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2017 F350 Lariat CCSB, SRW, 4x4, 6.7 PS
2017 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS
MtnGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2011, 08:08 PM   #6
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 23,022
Thanks Chap!

This is my first time over the BB so any tips would be appreciated (Leaving in the AM). Will the Inspector tell me to pull over or am I just expected to know? What do I look for?
__________________
Lou, Laura, & Freya the wonder dog
2008 GMC Sierra 3000HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2019 Flagstaff 8529FLS - Pullrite 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2011, 08:35 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
sherdep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Saint Cloud FL
Posts: 1,565
I have been seeing alot of posts on running propane while driving lately

Good reading info on the Link - thanks

I am thinking if my fridge is a 12V fridge as well as propane I will most likely just get another deep cycle battery and run it off the battery and charge the battery up when I get to my desitnation - not sure if any one else does that

My father has a Solar panel that trickle charges the battery so that might be a nice add on
__________________
2011 Rockwood Mini Lite 2306 - Matt
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Qaud Cab 4x4 with 35" tires and 3.92 gears, Dynatech Longtube Headers & Fabtech 6" lift + Superchips with shift Tuning
Nights Camped 2011 (37) - 2012 (16)-2013 (2) -2014 (5) -2015(0)
USMC 91 - 95 - F/A-18 Aviation Ordnance
sherdep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2011, 09:04 PM   #8
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 23,022
Matt,

The fridge is 12 volt WITH propane; not instead of. Both are required to run. The alternate to 12volt-propane is 120 volt AC. You can not run the fridge on battery alone.

Another thing; The battery should be charged by the tow vehicle while you are towing the camper if you have an accessory pin on your power/lights/brakes plug.
__________________
Lou, Laura, & Freya the wonder dog
2008 GMC Sierra 3000HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2019 Flagstaff 8529FLS - Pullrite 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2011, 09:17 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
sherdep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Saint Cloud FL
Posts: 1,565
Thanks Lou
I was under the impression that the fridge was either or not both - lack of knowledge on that one - thanks for setting me straight

It has the 7 pin connector - I have always had trailers with the 4 blade so didnt realize the battery would be charged when towing - lack of knowledge on that one too LOL
Thanks
__________________
2011 Rockwood Mini Lite 2306 - Matt
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Qaud Cab 4x4 with 35" tires and 3.92 gears, Dynatech Longtube Headers & Fabtech 6" lift + Superchips with shift Tuning
Nights Camped 2011 (37) - 2012 (16)-2013 (2) -2014 (5) -2015(0)
USMC 91 - 95 - F/A-18 Aviation Ordnance
sherdep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2011, 09:29 PM   #10
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 23,022
Matt,

We live to serve ...
__________________
Lou, Laura, & Freya the wonder dog
2008 GMC Sierra 3000HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2019 Flagstaff 8529FLS - Pullrite 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2011, 08:37 AM   #11
Moderator Emeritus
 
MtnGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 9,280
Quote:
Originally Posted by herk7769 View Post
Thanks Chap!

This is my first time over the BB so any tips would be appreciated (Leaving in the AM). Will the Inspector tell me to pull over or am I just expected to know? What do I look for?
Lou, I have been through several of the other tunnels in the Hampton Roads area, but not over the Bay Bridge. If that is similar to the others, there will be a "required" pull-off for campers and trucks with hazardous material placards before getting on the bridge. To save time at the pull-off, I will cut the gas off at my last stop before getting to the VDOT inspection station.

Good Luck on your trip !!!
__________________

Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2017 F350 Lariat CCSB, SRW, 4x4, 6.7 PS
2017 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS
MtnGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2011, 08:58 AM   #12
CLASS "A" Senior Member
 
cfsoistman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Upperco, Maryland
Posts: 3,136
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge (William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge) has no propane restrictions. This is the bridge connecting Annapolis with the Eastern Shore of MD. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel which connects MD to VA does have the propane restrictions.

The Maryland Transportation Authority's Web Site for Everything Bay Bridge

Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel -- GAS REGULATIONS
__________________

2007 Georgetown 370TS
aka - RAYNMKR

Driver: Charlie
Navigator: Sheri
cfsoistman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 07:41 AM   #13
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 23,022
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtnguy

Lou, I have been through several of the other tunnels in the Hampton Roads area, but not over the Bay Bridge. If that is similar to the others, there will be a "required" pull-off for campers and trucks with hazardous material placards before getting on the bridge. To save time at the pull-off, I will cut the gas off at my last stop before getting to the VDOT inspection station.

Good Luck on your trip !!!
Chap, I made it through great. An update. Even though we had EZPass, there is a gate bar at the toll booth. When we stopped, the nice lady just asked if our tanks were off. We said yes, and she waived us through. As it turned out, I could have taken my 3rd tank, but no sense taking a chance. She could have just as easily said "Pull over there." LOL
__________________
Lou, Laura, & Freya the wonder dog
2008 GMC Sierra 3000HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2019 Flagstaff 8529FLS - Pullrite 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 08:13 AM   #14
Moderator Emeritus
 
MtnGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 9,280
Great News. You made it across the Chesapeake Bridge Tunnel before I did.
__________________

Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2017 F350 Lariat CCSB, SRW, 4x4, 6.7 PS
2017 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS
MtnGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 08:16 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
sherdep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Saint Cloud FL
Posts: 1,565
Glad to hear you made it thru without a hitch Lou.
__________________
2011 Rockwood Mini Lite 2306 - Matt
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Qaud Cab 4x4 with 35" tires and 3.92 gears, Dynatech Longtube Headers & Fabtech 6" lift + Superchips with shift Tuning
Nights Camped 2011 (37) - 2012 (16)-2013 (2) -2014 (5) -2015(0)
USMC 91 - 95 - F/A-18 Aviation Ordnance
sherdep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 08:18 AM   #16
Moderator Emeritus
 
MtnGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 9,280
Quote:
Originally Posted by sherdep View Post
Glad to hear you made it thru without a hitch Lou.
He had to have a hitch, or he wouldn't have been able to connect his truck and camper.
__________________

Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2017 F350 Lariat CCSB, SRW, 4x4, 6.7 PS
2017 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS
MtnGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 08:49 AM   #17
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 23,022
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtnguy View Post
He had to have a hitch, or he wouldn't have been able to connect his truck and camper.
__________________
Lou, Laura, & Freya the wonder dog
2008 GMC Sierra 3000HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2019 Flagstaff 8529FLS - Pullrite 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 10:02 AM   #18
Villa Estate 392FLFB
 
The_Stuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 1,085
As a daily propane powered vehicle driver, i some times find it a real pain in the butt... no parkades, no underground parking, no tunnels, etc, etc. I still manage to sneak into one parkade i know of but i go park on the top floor (8th story) and it has no sub- levels for propane to sink down to if it does leak.
__________________
One state/province at a time!
Full Timing - Salem Villa Estate - 392FLFB - Purchased July 29th 2010
The_Stuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:44 PM.