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RCMAN46

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Posted: 07/08/19 05:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Today I had an experience that should make you think twice about leaving a propane Refrigerator running while fueling.

I was at a Sam's Club when the car next to me had a large hole develop in the gas line between the pump and the car.

The lady pumping the gas did not know what to do. The attendant noticed the problem when the lady started yelling and shut things down.

But before he got it shut down there was gasoline all over everything and possibly a couple gallons on the ground.

There was a very strong gas smell many yards from the accident.

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Posted: 07/08/19 06:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That sounds like it would have been a pretty dangerous situation. Though also kind of an isolated incident. I would be more worried about all the sparks that occur with the starter and alternator in every single car in the station before I worried about an RV refrigerator that is a few feet higher in the air than everything else.


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I shut ours off every time we fuel. back in the old days I seen the after math of a SOHIO gas station go up in flames.

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Turn my RV Fridge OFF when Gassing up. Only gonna be there a couple of minutes ~~ Not gonna lose much COLD.

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Posted: 07/08/19 06:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Always safer to turn the fridge off.


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“Off” is always safer.

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Fortunately gasoline vapors are heavier than air.


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Posted: 07/09/19 04:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

azdryheat wrote:

Fortunately gasoline vapors are heavier than air.
There you go stating facts...


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Just another reason where it’s just as safe to stay home! Yes it may be good to turn off the fridge, but like has been said at that point there are many other ignition sources!


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Huntindog wrote:

azdryheat wrote:

Fortunately gasoline vapors are heavier than air.
There you go stating facts...

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