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Old 10-07-2012, 08:32 PM   #1
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Traveling with the propane on?

My DW asked me if was OK to travel with the propane on to keep the fridge cool, I didn't think so but to be honest with you I don't really know.

What do you think?

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Old 10-07-2012, 08:49 PM   #2
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With all the safety stuff now used on propane systems it is safe to use.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:50 PM   #3
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The RV community seems to disagree with the experts on this one. 99% of the people I know who RV regularly travel all over with the propane operating their fridges. I regularly run the fridge, hot water tank and furnace while we do cold weather RVing. YMMV.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:53 PM   #4
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Sure you can leave the propane on while traveling. Just turn the reefer or any other gas appliance off while at a fuel stop.
There are a lot of propane powered vehicles on the road with their tank on.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:00 PM   #5
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Sure you can leave the propane on while traveling. Just turn the reefer or any other gas appliance off while at a fuel stop.
There are a lot of propane powered vehicles on the road with their tank on.
Good point, I leave ours on.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:10 PM   #6
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we also travel with are propane on for fridge, we will turn it off when we go thru bay bridge tunnel in VA,this is required,just for safety
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We leave Fl in the spring and return in the fall. Our propane is turned on the day before we leave to cool the fridge and is not turned off until the motorhome is returned to storage six months or so later. The only exception is if we refill the propane tank. We do turn the fridge off when refueling.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:20 PM   #8
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Of course you can use the propane while driving. Did run across one tunnel where they wanted you to turn the propane off at the tank. Saw the sign too late.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:08 AM   #9
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If you take a ferry it has to be shut off and tagged at least in WA state but I run my propane for the fridge always otherwise . I turn off when fueling up.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:34 AM   #10
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We keep the refer on "Auto", gas when traveling, elect. when parked.
I have never turned off the valve on the propane tank since I bought the MH.
And I don't turn off any applinaces when I fuel up, if you don't like that,
don't park near me....

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We keep the refer on "Auto", gas when traveling, elect. when parked.
I have never turned off the valve on the propane tank since I bought the MH.
And I don't turn off any applinaces when I fuel up, if you don't like that,
don't park near me....

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I hope I'm not making a wrong assumption. I too leave mine on auto while traveling but when I plug it in at the CG I still leave it on auto. I just figured it would automatically switch over to electric. You mean I have to manually switch it over from auto to electric otherwise it will still run on propane? I don't want it to run on propane while at the CG. I'd rather it used electric while there. So I have to make the switch manually?
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:51 AM   #12
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For a clarifying question. I understand turning off appliances when fueling a gas rig or filling the propane tank as the fumes/ vapors are explosive from both. Why the need to shut them off when fueling a diesel rig since diesel vapors aren't.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:40 AM   #13
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The so called EXPERTS that say to shut off the propane when traveling are lawyers and insurance folks. They have to say this in order to protect their rear ends, just in case there is an accident.

Been RVing since 1984 and the propane is on when we travel.

You do know that there are propane and CNG powered vehicels out there on the roads and guess what...they have to run with the propane or gas on in order to operate the vehicle.

Also, some diesel powered motorhomes have propane fueled generators....they run the generators when driving and the propane is ON.

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I thought that was the idea behind the auto setting on the refrig. When unplugged from shore power and traveling or boondocking or staying in walmarts, the refrig. continues to keep your food frozen or cold.
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