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Old 08-03-2015, 02:59 AM   #15
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Adjusted for accuracy. We don't live in a perfect world.

Which way is the wind blowing?
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Glad this question was asked as I am new to the TT world and never even thought about turning off the fridge when fueling. Now I will.
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While I will always err on the side of safety, when was the last time anyone saw a news item where the gas station exploding scenario happened and it was blamed on an RV fridge?
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:28 PM   #18
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The problem is it only takes once, do you want to be there when it happens? I sure don't want to be anywhere around.
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The "it only takes once" stance could be applied to a nuclear weapon going off in your toilet while you're in the bathroom. Sure it only takes once, but does it happen?

No, I'm not going to flirt with this danger, but what I asked is has it been documented that this has happened say, within the last decade?
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i travel with my refrigerator on propane, BUT I would NEVER fuel up with it operating. I can be very cautious about my fueling procedures, but how about those at adjacent islands? What happens if there is a fuel spill? FIRE.
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While I will agree that shutting off all gas burning appliances is a good idea, the chance that vapors of the appropriate strength (14.7 to 1 ratio to air right?) get blown by wind into the appliance without dissipating below that ratio seems extremely slim.

I have never shut off the fridge when fueling either my previous gasser or my current Diesel (less dangerous by far)... Just my opinion.
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Always leave the fridge running on propane. Never leave the WH or furnace on. That's a waste of propane and sorta stupid anyway. If you need hot water the instance you setup camp then better planning might be necessary. And why would anyone run the furnace to heat up an empty trailer? MY fridge is on the opposite side of my trucks filler.
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I didn't blow up

3600 miles in ten days and about 15 fill ups over that time. Never turned off the fridge and my trailer is still white and intact. I never noticed any burning fuel stations the whole trip either. Didn't hear anything on XM Fox News either.
I think a guy would probably have a better chance of getting hit by a car while jaywalking that having his fridge ignite a gas station. Both have a minute chance of personal injury but I think just about everyone jaywalks from time to time and it is probably much more dangerous.
I did have a blowout on the trailer doing 72mph...but that is a different subject.
Thanks to everyone that contributed to this thread. I hope it helps others make a decision one way or the other when fueling up with their TT or RV.
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Laziness and stupidity go hand in hand. Any potential for ignition around gas pumps should avoided, period. People who get away with stupid behavior often think their getting away with it means it's not stupid behavior and try to justify it.
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Any potential for ignition around gas pumps should avoided, period.
We better get those cars and other vehicles away from those gas pumps, then.
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Laziness and stupidity go hand in hand. Any potential for ignition around gas pumps should avoided, period. People who get away with stupid behavior often think their getting away with it means it's not stupid behavior and try to justify it.
Agree, well said, some people don't get it.
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