Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-03-2018, 07:17 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Ron045's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 411
Do you carry aerosol cans while traveling?

We have several aerosol can cleaning products and are wondering if they would be safe to store and carry in the trailer while traveling.

According to Google, Aerosol cans "may" explode at 120 degrees F. So just how hot can it get inside the trailer on a hot summer day when traveling down the highway?

Thanks!
Ron
__________________
Ron & Family
Senior Season (Max time with the kids before they graduate)
2017-23 Nights, 2018-30 Nights, 2019-25 Nights, 2020-10 Nights
2017 Shamrock 23IKSS
2016 Lincoln Navigator L, 4x4, 4.10
Ron045 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2018, 07:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
SeaDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Idaho
Posts: 7,663
I travel with them in the trailer and don't worry about it I always have the vents open and the products are stored where they can't get direct sunlit.
__________________
Retired Navy
Jake my sidekick (yellow Lab) 10/04 - 05/20
2017 RAM 2500 CC 4X4 Cummins Diesel
2016 Flagstaff 26 FKWS
AF&AM & El Korah Shrine of Idaho
SeaDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2018, 07:53 PM   #3
Now a "Top Member"
 
EdJunior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Roman Forest, TX
Posts: 2,602
I don't believe I've ever even heard of an incident of an exploding aerosol can. I carry them and have never had a problem.
__________________
Ed and Sharon
2010 Wildcat 28RKBS
2019 Ford F-250 XLT - AWESOME Truck!

I thought I was wrong once, but I was wrong!
EdJunior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2018, 08:02 PM   #4
Who Dares, Wins
 
doc73's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Chester County, PA
Posts: 6,644
The only issue, and not the aerosol per se... I had a spray bottle of water / bleach in a basket with my cans of lube and such. In winter it froze (forgot about it) and my guess the water and bleach sitting in the basket rusted the bottom out of one of the spray cans and got the junk all over everything in the basket.
__________________

Pat, Jen, Heather & Sapphire, the head mouser.
2015 ChevyHD D-Max
2018 Artic Wolf 315tbh8
doc73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2018, 09:42 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Velosprout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: East Central Illinios
Posts: 336
We carry spray cooking oil, insect repellent, sunscreen, slide-out lubricant & WD-40. They stay in the camper all year except winter storage with no problems.
__________________
Velosprout
2014 F150 SCrew 4x4 Max Tow Heavy Duty Payload 3.5 Ecoboost 6.5' bed Ingot Metallic Silver
2015 Rockwood Roo 21SS
Velosprout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2018, 09:57 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Cypressloser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Alberta - East of the Rockies, West of the Rest
Posts: 1,781
I'm not qualified commenting, but I remember as kids we tossed empty cans in the bonfire or blew up the burn barrel .
__________________
2018 RAM 5500 Laramie CC
Sold: Riverstone Legacy 38RE, 960 Watt Solar, 6x6 Volt AGM Battery Bank, Freedom SW 3012 Inv/Charger
Ordered: 2021....
Cypressloser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2018, 10:11 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
NMWildcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southern NM
Posts: 6,281
We live where it is HOT. We have all kinds of aerosol cans in the RV. Inside and outside cubbies. The only problem we have had was that a few lost their pressurization over time. Was it the temp changes? Maybe. Otherwise, never had any blow up.
__________________
Scott and Liz - Southern NM
2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL - w/level up (best option ever)
2007 Chevy 2500HD 4dr short bed Duramax w/allison
Reese Fifth Airborne air ride king pin coupler with Sidewinder
NMWildcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2018, 07:30 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Ron045's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 411
Thanks everyone for you thoughts and experiences.
__________________
Ron & Family
Senior Season (Max time with the kids before they graduate)
2017-23 Nights, 2018-30 Nights, 2019-25 Nights, 2020-10 Nights
2017 Shamrock 23IKSS
2016 Lincoln Navigator L, 4x4, 4.10
Ron045 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2018, 07:33 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Port Charlotte Fl/Hinsdale Ma
Posts: 4,824
the only reason I remove mine is for winter storage. No freezing allowed.
cavie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2018, 07:55 AM   #10
...far N Georgia!
 
formerFR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Hiawassee, GA!
Posts: 3,164
'may' is the pivotal term you 'heard'. no, a can is not going to somehow 'explode' just because your rv is warm. I'm sure that plenty of storage sheds in yards everywhere get 'way hotter' than you RV.... no explosions reported recently!
__________________

The Turners...
'14 Thor Palazzo 33.3 compact diesel 100k+miles since '14... US, Alaska, Canada...
AND a '14 Gulfstream Amerlite
AND a '07 ForestRIver Rockwood : )
formerFR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2018, 01:08 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: 8300 Feet - Rocky Mountains
Posts: 1,350
I agree with all those who say, no problem. Leaving an aerosol can in the sun is not a good idea, but stored in a cabinet, it's unlikely to have an issue. I carry a variety of spray lubes in my truck-bed tool box, and have no issues summer or winter.

I suggest, however, that you switch to pump spray products. Their plastic containers are quite flexible and sturdy. I keep "Clorox Cleanup" in my storage bay as a prep for hose hookup (sanitizing faucets, hose ends, and so on). It stays there summer and winter, and it's always ready to go if it's not frozen. I never bring it in. The plastic has never ruptured from freezing, and, of course, the spray bottle won't rupture from heat...excess pressure is likely to escape around the screw top and/or through the pump spray valve, and when warm, the plastic container has quite a bit of stretch to it.
__________________
Jim & Renee
2020 Jayco Jay Feather X-213
previously 2014 Forest River/Rockwood HW 277
2006 Ram 1500 4WD Crew with Firestone Airbags
Every weekend boondocking in the National Forests or at Lake Wellington
jimmoore13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2018, 03:09 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 162
Nobody trucks aerosol cans from the distribution center to your local store in a refer trailer and in the summer time the standard box trailer has less accidental ventilation than the typical RV. I wouldn't worry about it.
__________________
Larry Day, Texas Baptist Men volunteer since '01
'13 Silverado LT 3500HD D/A CCSB 2wd, custom RKI bed
'17 Puma 351THSS toyhauler
larrytbm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2018, 03:12 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
nomad297's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 4,932
Quote:
Originally Posted by larrytbm View Post
Nobody trucks aerosol cans from the distribution center to your local store in a refer trailer and in the summer time the standard box trailer has less accidental ventilation than the typical RV. I wouldn't worry about it.
Exactly my thoughts

It’s sort of like the LCD TV storage question that pops up every winter — will it freeze?

Bruce
__________________
2016 Rockwood Windjammer 3029W Diamond
2015 Chevy 3500HD LTZ 6.0 Crew Cab 4x4 Long Bed 4.10:1 SRW
nomad297 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2018, 03:13 PM   #14
Multi-Slacker
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,943
Many years ago (> 20) I had a butane lighter explode in the center console of my truck. We all heard the boom; I found the shrapnel all over the console a couple days later. Phoenix air temps can/do get to 115°. Be aware if you ever travel the desert southwest (I see that you are on the cold coast.)
__________________
2017 Forest River Sonoma 280RKS
2018 Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L, 4:10 rear
CurtPutnam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2018, 03:23 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Iwannacamp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 7,836
X2 on the butane lighter in a hot car... it will chap you too if it's the back-up lighter and it doesn't work. The quickest to "blow" thing I carry is refrigerant. It will vent in a minute and not even real hot(small cans that is). Drums? No problem. The small cans of refrigerant don't blow...they vent. I assume the spray can would do the same thing.
__________________
2017 Puma 297RLSS
2005 Ram 2500 4X4 diesel SMOKER!!
I love puns, irony and tasteless jokes...
born in Texas.... live in Arkansas
Iwannacamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2018, 07:11 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Villagerjjm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 597
I always travel with the ceiling vents open so there is no heat build up in the trailer. I have no problem with aerosol cans being in the trailer. That being said, I will never keep an aerosol can in the trailer when it is going into storage.
Villagerjjm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2018, 08:10 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: payson, az
Posts: 2,839
larrybtm stated my thoughts. how many semis do you think are carrying cases of aerosol cans? even in higher elevations with decreased ambient air pressure. for what it's worth i also carry a quart of engine oil and a quart of transmission fluid. just pack the stuff well so it is not loose and rolling around. then there is the 'do you leave your propane on' while travelling question.
__________________
2015 cardinal model 3825fl
2015 dodge ram 3500 dually
CHICKDOE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2018, 05:45 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: MA
Posts: 216
Hot Car Dangers: Aerosol can explodes in vehicle in Brimfield - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM
This was on our local news just a week ago. We have always left them in our trailer but the possibility is there if it gets hot enough.
__________________

2008 Dodge Durango retired
2015 Salem cruise lite 195bh retired
2021 Cherokee Grey Wolf 26dbh
daybreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2018, 09:41 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
NMWildcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southern NM
Posts: 6,281
Quote:
Originally Posted by daybreak View Post
Hot Car Dangers: Aerosol can explodes in vehicle in Brimfield - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM
This was on our local news just a week ago. We have always left them in our trailer but the possibility is there if it gets hot enough.
Hot in MA? That made me snort a little. What blew up was an A/C recharge canister, not the typical aerosol cans we all carry. Whole different beast.

We spend a lot of time in southern AZ during the summer where it is 100-115 everyday which means the inside of the truck can get 160+. My can of WD40 that is always in the truck is just fine.

But if some folks need something to worry about..........
__________________
Scott and Liz - Southern NM
2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL - w/level up (best option ever)
2007 Chevy 2500HD 4dr short bed Duramax w/allison
Reese Fifth Airborne air ride king pin coupler with Sidewinder
NMWildcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2018, 09:06 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 131
Keep in mind the cans of soda. They can rupture in serious temperatures either hot or cold.
greymedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
travel

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 03:18 PM.