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Old 09-12-2012, 02:06 PM   #15
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First, the Texas Trooper has no authority to issue a traffic type ticket on private property unless the manager/owner of such property makes a request. How is he going to know if you are running your fridge on Propane when you gas up? I mean it is not like he can SEE the burner flame is it?

This story has "Urban myth" written all over it.

That said.. I do know of many police (and non-police) who THINK a law exists when in fact it does not.. I have one, for example, who once wrote me a ticket for disregarding a traffic control device (NO turn on red sign) when in fact no such sign existed!!!!.

He only thought it was there.

He wrote me a couple others equally as valid I might add.. The last one I have a very strong suspicion the judge had words with him. If he ever taggs me again, he'd better be sure of his facts cause soon as her honor dismisses, I'm going to serve him!!! (Legally speaking on a platter with an apple in his mouth, Literally with legal papers requesting his presence at a hearing to explain why he should not pay me for the time hes' wasted).
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:57 PM   #16
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Wow, I never considered the propane flame in the fridge and water heater while gassing. But unlike a previous poster recommends, I am not turning off the fridge while going down the road - my beer would get warm, lol.
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I had several disappointments with my 5er when cross winds blew out my fridge and I arrived with not so cold beer. No biggie, as several went in the freezer while I set up.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:24 PM   #18
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I just wear my tin-foil cap while driving to protect my brain and keep me making proper decisions. For it to work properly, it must be shaped like a pyramid. To protect the propane tanks, I have each fitted with a tin-foil hat on the valves.

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actually .thats a big safty issue ..for you and others,,DO NOT TRAVEL WITH GAS ON...
No it's not!!
The propane system was designed, built, tested and certified to be on when underway. That's the law.
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Your CELL PHONE is more likely to spark a fire than the Refrigerator. The Cell phone at your ear while fueling Gas can ignite the Gasoline vapor.
And that was disproved on "Mythbusters"
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And that was disproved on "Mythbusters"
No but filling a plastic gas can in the back of a pick up can cause a fire.

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And that was disproved on "Mythbusters"
Did Jamie ever fight his way out of that wet paper bag?
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Sorry, IMHO, that doesn't prove much !

I watch Mythbusters for true science about as much as I listen to Al Gore about the internet and weather

And I leave my propane on whenever it wants to come on...
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actually .thats a big safty issue ..for you and others,,DO NOT TRAVEL WITH GAS ON...
Why not that's why it's there? These things are designed and built to be run with the propane on, that's why they have propane refers.
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Traveling with your furnace on?
When we leave MI for TX in Feb its pretty cold (-7* one year). Our first stop is KY and its usually still below freezing. Any thoughts of stopping about one hour ahead of our cg to turn the furnace on to start to warm the insides up?

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When we leave MI for TX in Feb its pretty cold (-7* one year). Our first stop is KY and its usually still below freezing. Any thoughts of stopping about one hour ahead of our cg to turn the furnace on to start to warm the insides up?

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More like 2 or 3 hours to warm up the RV. Remember that the walls and furniture are all cold and have to be warmed.

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This subject has been hashed over, over, over and over again!

In about 60 years of fuelling my fuel tanks I have NEVER seen a RV fire caused by having a Propane appliance lit. One time a car driver drove off w/o taking the hose nozzle out of his car, it pulled the hose from the pump causing a fire before somebody hit the master switch.

Would you rather have Propane or Ptomaine?
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