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Old 06-10-2014, 06:22 AM   #1
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Fueling a Gas RV

This is probably a simple question, but this is also an area I don't want to mess up. We just purchased our first RV, which is a gasoline version. I know I can't have flames when fueling. Is the proper procedure to simply shut off the refrigerator/water heater/other LP powered items when purchasing fuel or should I also shut off the valve on the LP tank.

This is one thing I don't want to learn the hard way.
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:32 AM   #2
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I just turn the fridge off. I don't run the water heater when driving.
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Just pump the gas, you will be ok!
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I do not shut off the tank. But I do try to remember to shut off anything that may spark or flame, including furnace, hot water, fridge, generator, and engine.
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I don't turn off anything while gassing up.
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I don't turn off anything while gassing up.

Do you smoke also?

Vettenuts, turn the refer off, don't run the generator,don't run the water heater, I don't turn off the propane tank.
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I agree with you, Brockx.
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I dont turn off anything.. Just pull up and pump.
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We've tried to remember to turn the fridge off but seldom remember till it's too late. Our fridge is on the opposite side from the gas tank but I don't know if that makes it any safer.
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We've tried to remember to turn the fridge off but seldom remember till it's too late. Our fridge is on the opposite side from the gas tank but I don't know if that makes it any safer.
My fridge air intake and gas tank are very close, so it would be imperative to shut off the fridge during fueling.
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My fridge air intake and gas tank are very close, so it would be imperative to shut off the fridge during fueling.
My co-pilot (DW) has responsibility to turn off refer and then restart after we pull away from pumps. She also checks Water Heater and Pump is off when we break camp.
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I only shut off the Propane when filling the propane but don't turn off anything while filling the gas tank.
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We've tried to remember to turn the fridge off but seldom remember till it's too late. Our fridge is on the opposite side from the gas tank but I don't know if that makes it any safer.
Kind of depends if someone is filling next to you at the next island.
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I just turn off the engine and refuel.

When refueling at Costco in CA I felt lucky to not get shot putting my RV in the gas line. If I took the time to do a systems check and shut down I could have been lynched. We did see a big fight while in line. I was waiting for someone to start yelling and honking waiting for us to fill our tank.

I'm sure the DOT has looked at this issue before approving for use.
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