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Old 01-02-2016, 12:31 AM   #29
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If you turn off the propane while filling the gas tank wont the furnace, water heater, etc create sparks trying to relight? I believe your your supposed to turn off the appliances that use propane as well as the propane.
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There is risk in everything we do. What about the guy next to you at the pump tossing his cigarette your way so HE can pump gas.

Insurance companies try to control our risks, whether we like it or not.

If fueling, with propane on, was a big risk, there would be all sorts of interlocks on the fuel door that would shut down the propane and igniter circuts.

Same with driving down the road with the propane on, there would be some kind of interlock we would have to cheat and override.

It's really no different then the Air Bag issue. Not enough injuries in Class A's to force to manufactures to install them. If you want them, buy a Class C.
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Good info on the flash point of gasoline. My coach uses diesel. What's the hazard info on diesel?
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Good info on the flash point of gasoline. My coach uses diesel. What's the hazard info on diesel?
Far less hazardous than gasoline. Almost to the point of worry in these situations being nonexistent.
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In bluepill's post he said fuels flash point is 125f, kerosene is 100f.
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Old 01-02-2016, 07:13 PM   #34
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Fire up the genny and plug in a cube heater.


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Pretty sure that ALL RV water heaters, furnaces and fridges are more than 18" above the ground
Our HydroHot unit is close to that and the very hot exhaust is lower, in fact it's about 10" to 12" off the ground. The exhaust is hot enough to burn green growing grass completely off.
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If you sat 10-12" from a hot exhaust, you'd turn green, and then brown too!
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In cool weather the generator and heat pumps are a good option--or a cube heater too. In really cold weather, we drop a shower curtain behind the seats so just the front cab is warmed. In really, really cold weather you need to worry about water pipes in the basement, so back to running the furnace.....
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If we're cold, we run with the furnace on.
If we're hot we run with the generator powering the air conditioning.
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I also have been a camper for number of years and have used both furnaces in our Tiffin unit with no problems. Pa tucker
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You can use it but I still would fix the dash heat
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For all the ones saying no how do you think the thousands of propane powered trucks and buses get down the road without blowing up.
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