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Old 09-10-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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has aney one herd that you can get a ticket for running your fridge on propane and pulling in to get gas or diesel you can get a ticket i was toled that a texas tropper gave one at a flying J truck stop
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Never heard of it but you are supposed to turn the propane appliance off when refueling, not just the propane at the tank. New appliances continue to try and light when the flame goes out.
I never turn ours off but I fill at the diesel pumps so very little danger of a fire as raw diesel will put a fire out. It needs to be atomized to burn either by pressure or heat.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:04 PM   #3
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Never heard this story. Probably another case of Aunt Minnie's, hairdressers, 3rd cousins, wrecker driver-boyfriend heard it from his ex-wife's new live in gay roommate.


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We simply turn offf everything in the am for travel... But don't travel where temps are likely to hit high numbers if we can help it. There are exceptions. But the fridge is off for the travel. May take two days or more to make ice cubes, but we have not lost anything, including ice cream.
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actually .thats a big safty issue ..for you and others,,DO NOT TRAVEL WITH GAS ON...
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Only an idiot would pull into a GAS station with anything running on propane. A ticket wouldn't do much when they find your body in the next county

Certainly you could get away with this many times, but what about the other idiot on the other side that sprays the side of your coach. It's not worth it.
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Only an idiot would pull into a GAS station with anything running on propane. A ticket wouldn't do much when they find your body in the next county

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Actually the propane running with the frig on is not as big of a safety issue as people are lead to believe.

The frig burner is some 3 to 5' above the ground. Gasoline vapors are heavy and hug the ground.

There are ignition sources much lower than the frig burner. Look at yout truck. The open contacts on the door switch and the worst spark thrower is the starter and starter solenoid which are mounted low on the engine. Thes items being lower are mosre likely to cause a fire than the burner on the frig.

If you want to be absolutely safe when fueling, you will stop about 50 yards (and 100 yards would be better) from the pump island, shut down the propane and all power in the trailer/RV, shut down the truck and disconnect the battery. Push the rig up to the pump. After fueling, push the whole rig out 50 to 100 yards from the pumps and reconnect the batteries and restart everything.

As for diesel fuel, it does not put off as much vapors and is much harder to ignite.

Just be safe and keep a sane outlook on life. You are more likely to get food poisioning from spoiled food than blowing up a service station.

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I understand all that Ken. My only point was why take a chance. Several years ago in a gas station, the guy next to me was filling gas cans in the bed of his pickup. Not sure what happened (he said he tripped) but he sprayed gas on the side of my truck high enough he got me and gas was all over my roof. Had it been my MH with frig and/or furnace running....
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has aney one herd that you can get a ticket for running your fridge on propane and pulling in to get gas or diesel you can get a ticket i was toled that a texas tropper gave one at a flying J truck stop
How would the trooper know the propane is on?
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Actually the propane running with the frig on is not as big of a safety issue as people are lead to believe.

The frig burner is some 3 to 5' above the ground. Gasoline vapors are heavy and hug the ground.

There are ignition sources much lower than the frig burner. Look at yout truck. The open contacts on the door switch and the worst spark thrower is the starter and starter solenoid which are mounted low on the engine. Thes items being lower are mosre likely to cause a fire than the burner on the frig.

If you want to be absolutely safe when fueling, you will stop about 50 yards (and 100 yards would be better) from the pump island, shut down the propane and all power in the trailer/RV, shut down the truck and disconnect the battery. Push the rig up to the pump. After fueling, push the whole rig out 50 to 100 yards from the pumps and reconnect the batteries and restart everything.

As for diesel fuel, it does not put off as much vapors and is much harder to ignite.

Just be safe and keep a sane outlook on life. You are more likely to get food poisioning from spoiled food than blowing up a service station.

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You are very unsafe! You forgot to tell them to wear a full body suit and gloves, so they can't make a spark from static electricity.
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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.
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I've never gotten a ticket @ Flying J, nor have I been blown up either....
at least I don't think so
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I understand all that Ken. My only point was why take a chance. Several years ago in a gas station, the guy next to me was filling gas cans in the bed of his pickup. Not sure what happened (he said he tripped) but he sprayed gas on the side of my truck high enough he got me and gas was all over my roof. Had it been my MH with frig and/or furnace running....
Filling gas cans in the bed of a pickup is a bomb waiting to go off.
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Or Tin-Foil hat. Oh, and watch for those black helio-copters
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