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Posted: 06/16/12 08:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 2005 winne adventurer my question is can I drive with the refrigerator on propane without fear of fire.

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Provided the burner/gas valve etc. are in proper functioning order......YES

No different then using it while in a campground.

Some say to be safe.....turn it off when refueling.

Ours is on propane every time we travel......usually every week. 5 yrs. of doing so...........no fire or boom.


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Posted: 06/16/12 08:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You will get lots of opinions on this.

Personally, I have no fear of running with it on. The flame on these is about the size of a birthday candle...it's not like it's the hit water heater "blow torch"!

While it is advised to shut it off at gas pumps, in my case it's 25' away from the pump and I can't see any chance of an explosion.

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Posted: 06/16/12 08:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I sure can. But, I full time and the fridge is nearly always on. It gets turned off at the fuel pumps and while defrosting. Of course YMMV along with your fear factor.


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I think running the generator would be an equal or greater fire risk unless pumping gas. For that I often start the generator while will take the frig off propane and permit roof AC usage to help prevent heat build up inside the MH.

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No worries. Fridge is always on propane when travelling


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gkenworth wrote:

No worries. Fridge is always on propane when travelling

Same here.

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Posted: 06/16/12 09:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't run with the fridge operating. I don't normally tow for more than six hours so never found the need. Unless you are hauling long hours in very hot weather, the fridge will stay cold and the frozen food will stay frozen.

I don't worry about the fridge in particular but all the propane lines are pressurized increasing the chances of a leak and fire if there is some sort of accident. A small risk perhaps but one I've never found it necessary to take.


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