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Posted: 07/05/12 11:07pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not trying to change anybodys ways. Here is why I keep mine turn off when on the road.

1. don't know enough about propane, so off is the most safest for me.

(But love to weed with my torch-down attachment with propane)


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sure do as many do and travel with it on and take the chance of blowing up something. many say have done it for years and so far nothing's happened, I say nothing happened yet but their time will come. there is nothing like fighting a fire with a Mh fully involved and a ups truck next to it and right in front of both of them is a 80K propane tank filling station. with out our great fire dept we may have lost half the town. first truck in hit the big propane tank with water and a tender hooked to to reinforce the pumper. third truck fought the ups truck and the MH with damage to the gas station it self. for this reason I am very much against stupid people who insist on leaving their propane on when they can just use reusable ice packs to keep things cold and refreeze at night. Be safe not stupid. by the way, it was the frig that caused the fire due to having his frig on

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Posted: 07/05/12 11:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Chromag wrote:

Thanks. I understand how forums work. FYI, searching in the TT forums resulted in:

Your search for 'towing propane' found 0 matches.

Your search for 'towing lp' found 0 matches.

Your search for 'towing gas' found 1 matches.
"EcoBoost towing gas mileage?"



I too found searching to be unresponsive at times.

Now I use one word searches eg.
towing ... Yeilded 1561 pages
and then I refine the search by searching (eg. propane) within the search (and it yielded 21 pages). You can further refine as much as you like. I then scan through the subject lines and usually find the topics I'm looking for.

Incidentally I leave Saturday for Jasper/Banff and plan to tow with Fridge running on propane except at Gas Stations, Tunnels (if any) and Ferries (none on my route).


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My LP dealer who delivers my heating fuel has probably 5 to 8 thousand gallons in his tanker.What do you think his truck runs on?Do you know what kind of material your tanks are made of?Worry about your gasoline tank rupturing if you need to worry.

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I never tow with the gas on. If you were to develop a leak, wouldn't it most likely occur as the trailer is bouncing down the road? Then, after 30 minutes, the fridge sparks to begin a cooling section and starts a fire.

A milk jug of ice in the fridge and in the freezer is all you need to keep cold food in a cold fridge cold for 12 hours.

I also wear a seat belt every time I'm in the car and I haven't needed one since 1977 when I was pinned under a car following a rollover accident. Does that mean people wearing seatbelts are paranoid?

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Hammerhead wrote:

I never tow with the gas on. If you were to develop a leak, wouldn't it most likely occur as the trailer is bouncing down the road? Then, after 30 minutes, the fridge sparks to begin a cooling section and starts a fire.

A milk jug of ice in the fridge and in the freezer is all you need to keep cold food in a cold fridge cold for 12 hours.

I also wear a seat belt every time I'm in the car and I haven't needed one since 1977 when I was pinned under a car following a rollover accident. Does that mean people wearing seatbelts are paranoid?


You know I started wearing my seatbelt some years before it became a law and my friends did call me paranoid !! Some still do and refuse to wear it even now. But, going down the road with my propane on doesn't bother me in the least.

In fact I think I forgot to shut it off after my last camping trip and it's setting inside a enclosed shed with he propane on right now. (But, the fridge is off)

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tratterboy1 wrote:

My LP dealer who delivers my heating fuel has probably 5 to 8 thousand gallons in his tanker.What do you think his truck runs on?Do you know what kind of material your tanks are made of?Worry about your gasoline tank rupturing if you need to worry.


OH yea your gasoline tank is most likely plastic


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Posted: 07/06/12 08:14am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We set our fridge to Auto, not too hard to guess what mode it's cooling with when traveling down the road.

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Hammerhead wrote:

I never tow with the gas on. If you were to develop a leak, wouldn't it most likely occur as the trailer is bouncing down the road? Then, after 30 minutes, the fridge sparks to begin a cooling section and starts a fire.

A milk jug of ice in the fridge and in the freezer is all you need to keep cold food in a cold fridge cold for 12 hours.

I also wear a seat belt every time I'm in the car and I haven't needed one since 1977 when I was pinned under a car following a rollover accident. Does that mean people wearing seatbelts are paranoid?

I agree. It's the small leak that won't be detected and utilize the tanks auto shutoff safety feature that I concern myself with. And with a 5er, I wouldn't smell any LPG while driving down the road. BTW, my grand fathers camper burnt to the ground years ago, and it started by a sparked small leak.


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