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Old 05-06-2007, 07:11 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm restoring a 1972 brave, and was wondering if it's safe to travel down the road with the propane powering the refrigerator? Thanks
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Old 05-06-2007, 07:11 PM   #2
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Hi, I'm restoring a 1972 brave, and was wondering if it's safe to travel down the road with the propane powering the refrigerator? Thanks
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Old 05-06-2007, 07:40 PM   #3
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I've done it for over 20 years and am still here to talk about it. Others think it is instant death.It's your choice.
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:34 AM   #4
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I have heard people on this forum say it's unsafe. I have never seen any documentation that says so.

I would be very careful, however, when drying my dog in the microwave oven.
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:45 AM   #5
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We always run our refer on propane while traveling. It's built for that purpose with the automatic circuitry that changes it from AC to gas when the AC is interrupted.

If it were dangerous, with this litigious society we live in, I'm sure the manufacturers would quit building them with the auto gas option.
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Old 05-07-2007, 05:24 AM   #6
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There is danger if you are in an accident. If the propane valve is open and any of your propane piping in your rig is damaged, escaping propane could be ignited by sparks or flame.

That being said, there are many of us who travel with the 'fridge running on propane. We play the odds that we will not be in an accident, or if we are, there will be no damage to our propane system.
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Just remember to shut off the refrig, and turn OFF the propane valve at the tank when pulling into a gas station when you need to refuel.
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Old 05-07-2007, 05:49 AM   #8
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I have always traveled with the propane on for the refrigerator. BUT I always shut the frig off when pulling in and fueling up at a station.

We have a diesel coach, but when pulling into a Flying J or some similar stations, the gasoline pumps are nearby and I don't want the fumes from the gasoline to be ignited by the frig.

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Old 05-10-2007, 10:57 PM   #9
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Thankyou for all your advice, (even the dog in the microwave hint.)
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