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Surgtech94

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Posted: 06/29/22 05:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do you travel with the propane on to run the refrigerator? What safety measures need to be taken? We haven’t been traveling more then 1 1/2 hours from home, so our fridge hasn’t cooled down much, but planning on some longer trips. Thanks In Advance

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Yes, we always ran with LP on UNTIL we stopped for fuel. I would pull over before we got to the station and turn it off at the cylinder. After fueling, I would pull out of the station, or at least away from the fuel pumps, and turn it back on. Then I would enter the TT to make sure the frig was lit again.

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IDman wrote:

Yes, we always ran with LP on UNTIL we stopped for fuel. I would pull over before we got to the station and turn it off at the cylinder. After fueling, I would pull out of the station, or at least away from the fuel pumps, and turn it back on. Then I would enter the TT to make sure the frig was lit again.

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Thank you. Have you ever had to relight the stove to make sure propane was still flowing to the fridge? One last question, at home do you start off with the fridge on electric and then switch to propane when you leave ? Or just start off with the propane at home before you leave? Thank you

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IDman wrote:

Yes, we always ran with LP on UNTIL we stopped for fuel. I would pull over before we got to the station and turn it off at the cylinder. After fueling, I would pull out of the station, or at least away from the fuel pumps, and turn it back on. Then I would enter the TT to make sure the frig was lit again.

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What is it about fueling up that makes you want to shut off the propane?

When I had a trailer, the propane was always on until it needed to be switched or until I put it in storage. Now, the only time I turn it off is when refilling the tank.


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Posted: 06/29/22 06:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I leave the refer in "auto". We run with the propane on.
Turning off propane is a safety item when refueling. Chances of enough build up to blow up would be very minimal. Not saying not to do it or to do it!


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We shut off any appliances using propane in our motorhome when refueling to prevent the ignition sequences from possibly igniting gasoline fumes, but not the tank itself. With a trailer, the distance from the fuel fill point pretty much negates any danger risk. We no longer have an absorption fridge, so no propane needed there, but we do run our two propane furnaces as needed when traveling in cold weather. We also use the stove at rest stops to make lunch sometimes.


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Always.

Theoretically there is a very slight chance that while filling up your and your RV was sitting next to a gas pump and the refrigerator vent panel was very near that gas pump hose as it was pumping gas and the wind was exactly right to lift the heavier than air gas fumes up and blow those into the refrigerator vent and the refrigerator was currently cooling and the fumes reached the burner, then yes, a fire is possible.

Likewise if someone sprayed gasoline into the refrigerator vent while it was on ………..

Diesel fumes are not explosive like gasoline fumes. Diesel is more like charcoal lighter fluid as far as flammability.

* This post was edited 06/29/22 08:35pm by BB_TX *

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I didn't travel with refrig on LP for years. Then, once I started doing it, I was fine. I do turn off the refrigerator and LP before I put fuel in. Then, pull away from the pumps and start it all back up.

I usually cooled it down 24 hours prior to leaving (before full-timing) with either electric or LP, whichever was available.

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Posted: 06/29/22 07:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fridge, furnace, water heater is all on if needed. Fridge is aways needed. Never left the stove on while in motion although if it was a MH I would not hesitate to use it if needed.

Conveniently the fuel port is not close to any of the propane items so all can run continuous.


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Posted: 06/29/22 08:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Best to turn off propane for a gas rig at a fuel station due to volatility of gas.

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