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Old 03-13-2014, 11:35 PM   #29
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We travel with the propane on, but our water heater is OFF until we reach our destination. The Dometic refrigerator has some sort of automatic shutoff (15 minutes) when the ignition is turned off. I assume this is a safety feature to keep the flame off while fueling.
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Way back when we bought our first trailer I asked the salesman this question and he said: it's up to you but when you start your trip with the fridge already cold why would you leave it running. We never had food spoiled because the fridge was turned off and who needs hot water while driving, you have to turn it off at gas stations anyway.
But on the other hand I believe more RV fires are caused by overheated tires or brakes rather than propane tanks left open.
Just my 2 cents.
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