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Trailer Don

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Posted: 07/14/19 02:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just found out that it is illegal to use propane to cool the fridge in your travel trailer in BC. you can only use LP while at a campsite, you can not use it while traveling. Bummer, yet the RV vendor did not seem to be aware of this.

Here is the link to the ICBC site for information on travel trailers,

https://www.icbc.com/driver-licensing/driving-guides/Pages/Towing-a-Recreational-Trailer.aspx

Thankfully Alberta's rules for travel trailers do not indicate any restrictions on using propane. I will be traveling to Jasper and Banff this Summer.

* This post was edited 07/14/19 02:19pm by Trailer Don *

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Posted: 07/14/19 07:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yeah, there’s another law that’s never disobeyed. [emoticon]

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I'm going to pull up a stump at the campfire here...


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Trailer Don wrote:

I just found out


Just exactly HOW did you find that out ??


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Posted: 07/14/19 09:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can't have propane valve open in several tunnels/bridges in US nor while on ferries.

IIRC even have restrictions of certain foods back/forth across borders.

Yep.....different laws/restrictions in different parts of North America


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I've only ever shut off my propane when travelling in BC just before going on the ferry to Vancouver Island. All propane bottles must be closed and tagged before boarding, never heard of a rule regarding use while on the road.


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Can you point us to the source of your information? If it were the case commercial 'reefers' would be in violation. I leave ours on to run the fridge and hot water tank then switch to shore power at night to conserve gas.

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Trailer Don wrote:

I just found out that it is illegal to use propane to cool the fridge in your travel trailer in BC. you can only use LP while at a campsite, you can not use it while traveling. Bummer, yet the RV vendor did not seem to be aware of this.


I and others would love to see the source of this information.


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Posted: 07/14/19 02:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Glad you made me aware of this. I was headed to Alaska next week. Since I found this IMPORTANT info, I have cancelled my reservations, sold my Trailer, sold my Truck, and given up RVing. [emoticon]

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