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LVJJJ

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Posted: 12/22/18 04:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On to GMC, and yes I have always traveled with the fridge on, for the last 30 years, one of these days I'll find the switch to turn if off.


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trailer_newbe wrote:

vjstangelo wrote:

One can’t even drive through the Fort McHenry tunnel if one has propane tanks. Just sayin...


Is there a toll booth where they stop and inspect?


There is a toll booth. I would think that if you are towing or driving an RV, they will assume you have propane.


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Can we move on to ford or Dodge now? [emoticon]


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vjstangelo wrote:

One can’t even drive through the Fort McHenry tunnel if one has propane tanks. Just sayin...


Here is a link that clarifies alternative routes.

https://mdta.maryland.gov/Toll_Facilities/qanda.html

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drsteve wrote:

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I checked my owners manual and found the following:


Traveling with Propane
Use care when fueling your tow vehicle. Make certain your propane container is properly
fastened in place.
Some states prohibit propane appliances to be operated
during travel, especially in underground tunnels. Make
sure you know the laws for the areas where you travel.

it mentions the warning label to ensure that all ignitors are turned off when filling propane cylinder and tow vehicle/RV.


Which manufacturer is that from?


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It says "especially in underground tunnels". Is that because propane sinks and would be trapped in the tunnel? would it be less of a risk in a mountain tunnel where one end is lower than the other?
I pulled my trailer through the tunnel in Zion NP where you have to have a permit to pass and they never even mentioned propane.

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We're all going to die! Well, sooner or later anyway. And, most likely, not as a result of driving with the propane on. Of all the discussions we have on this forum, this one is the most tedious to me. It is very simple, don't run propane in transit, and possibly lose a fridge of food. Run the fridge and have cold beverages when you arrive at your destination. I choose to take the "chance" and keep the fridge cold. At least I am less likely to get a food borne illness.
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MSchu wrote:

It says "especially in underground tunnels". Is that because propane sinks and would be trapped in the tunnel? would it be less of a risk in a mountain tunnel where one end is lower than the other?
I pulled my trailer through the tunnel in Zion NP where you have to have a permit to pass and they never even mentioned propane.


They don't want an accident inside the tunnel to cause a propane-fueled fire.

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Happy New Year everyone. Isn't it nice to know that there will always be things in our lives to anchor us down. The sun will rise tomorrow, it will set in the evening and there will always be a propane thread like this one running on any and all of the trailer forums.

I like to talk LOGIC when people start getting all worked up. I DO NOT believe that there are ANY states out there that prohibit the use of propane while driving down their highways. There ARE places where you have to turn off propane and I have even heard that there ARE places where you can't even take a cylinder. These are rare cases usually involving car ferries and tunnels.

The OP asked about the general practice. Yes, you can use your propane while traveling. I live in the Northwest. I will use a ferry now and then. I have to turn off the propane when doing so. That won't stop me from using it all the rest of the time.


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drsteve wrote:

MSchu wrote:

It says "especially in underground tunnels". Is that because propane sinks and would be trapped in the tunnel? would it be less of a risk in a mountain tunnel where one end is lower than the other?
I pulled my trailer through the tunnel in Zion NP where you have to have a permit to pass and they never even mentioned propane.


They don't want an accident inside the tunnel to cause a propane-fueled fire.


Or to make it shorter, "they don't want an accident inside the tunnel"


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