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Old 09-23-2022, 07:35 PM   #1
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Unhappy Propane Safety

I purchased a used 2005 MADP. I have learned by experimentation that the LP switch on the overhead control panel does not stop the flow of propane when turned off. The stove burners continue to flame even when the swatch is turned off. I have traced the propane pipe from the tank until it branches of to various appliances, but there is NO solenoid valve. What am I missing??
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I believe that the LP switch turns off DC to your LP Detector NOT propane tank

**Used in storage to limit drain on batteries
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How long did you let the burners go, before shutting off the stove valve? They will probably go a minute or two before all the pressure is relieved from the propane lines throughout the coach.

The solonoid "should" be very close to the tank, that's the first place I would look...
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I believe that the LP switch turns off DC to your LP Detector NOT propane tank

**Used in storage to limit drain on batteries


Correct. Turn propane off at the tank.
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Most RV's , with readily accessible propane tank service valves , don't use a shut off solenoid .

NEVER turn the propane leak detector power off for RV storage without first turning off the tank service valve.
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Thanks, and another question

Thank you Gentlemen

To Old Biscuit, your response makes sense, but it appears that someone changed the wiring. The switch does nothing! I turned it off and the propane detector remains on showing a green status light!

To the rest of you, thank you for taking the time to reply. One more question, if I may - should I be turning off the propane when travelling?
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Thank you Gentlemen

To Old Biscuit, your response makes sense, but it appears that someone changed the wiring. The switch does nothing! I turned it off and the propane detector remains on showing a green status light!

To the rest of you, thank you for taking the time to reply. One more question, if I may - should I be turning off the propane when travelling?

Propane ON while traveling is a personal choice>
RV Propane System and appliances have built in safety features
RV Propane System is designed to be used stationary and in transit
RVs are 'self contained'

Do you have an Inverter capable of supplying AC Power to fridge> YES---then you could run fridge on AC while in transit
Do you run Gen while in transit for using RV A/C Unit>Yes then run fridge on AC
Do you feel comfortable using propane while in transit>YES then run fridge on LP

Some folks don't and hope fridge stays cold during travel
Many folks DO use LP while traveling

I am in the USE IT group (having done so for almost 50 yrs with all kinds of RVs)
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Old 09-25-2022, 12:34 AM   #8
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I purchased a used 2005 MADP………..the LP switch on the overhead control panel does not stop the flow of propane when turned off……..I have traced the propane pipe from the tank until it branches of to various appliances, but there is NO solenoid valve. What am I missing??
Are you sure your expectations are accurate? I have a similar vintage Dutch Star (02). I have two electric switches in my overhead associated with propane. One is clearly labeled for “Propane Detector”, and the other is associated specifically with on/off propane flow to the water heater.
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