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Capt Ahab

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For those of you who travel with your fridge on (i.e. propane), do you turn off your fridge when refueling your TV? We're going half-way across the country (San Antonio, TX to Orlando, FL) in our most ambitious outing since we bought our TT last summer. We've had many closer trips but none which required fueling up along the way.

Appreciate your thoughts and comments. Thanks to those that respond!


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I never have, but some do


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Absolutely!

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I try to remember to.


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Absolutely! Any gas fumes near your refrigerator vent can expload from the pilot flame or possibilty of the igniter trying to start the refrigerator. You should also close the valve at tank.


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Posted: 06/06/11 10:34am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Capt Ahab wrote:

For those of you who travel with your fridge on (i.e. propane), do you turn off your fridge when refueling your TV? We're going half-way across the country (San Antonio, TX to Orlando, FL) in our most ambitious outing since we bought our TT last summer. We've had many closer trips but none which required fueling up along the way.

Appreciate your thoughts and comments. Thanks to those that respond!



Explain why please?

Nevermind...I've been answered.


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Posted: 06/06/11 10:37am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This topic will likely get heated, so hang on.

It's generally recommended to turn it off ESPECIALLY when fueling as the below links will show. Like Bucky, I do not, as it's an extremely low risk of fire.

Your refer flame is way away from any fuel fumes, and fumes are heavier than air. However, the lawyer-speak will tell you to turn if off. It that safer? Perhaps. Some folks are more comfortable with the perceived less risk, some are comfortable with the risk as it is.

This isn't a question of what will happen, it's a question of what you're comfortable with.

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We would but rarely remember plus our fridge is on the opposite side from pump so I don't sweat it.

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I turn the fridge off if it's anywhere near a gas pump while I'm filling up with diesel. (Which only happens about every 500 miles or so anyway).

If the diesel pumps are separate then no, as there is no way any diesel fumes will ignite like gas ones could.


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