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phillyg

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Posted: 01/23/13 07:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, good comments by all, and yes, I shut off the gas today when traveling.


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Posted: 01/23/13 08:11pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rrupert wrote:

That is one good reason why you should have your gas tanks shut off while traveling.


Maybe that is why I turn off the Propane when we are traveling between locations and then turn it back on only when we want to use it!

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Posted: 01/23/13 09:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Times may have changed, but decades ago when I was a firefighter, kitchen stove fires were our most common call - fires from smoking were the most deadly. Of course, YMMV

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Trailers REALLY bounce around, especially those with no shocks or struts. Record a video back there some time and play it back. It takes a lot of securing of all loads to hold them well in place with all that motion.

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* This post was edited 01/23/13 10:36pm by HiTech *

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That is one good reason why you should have your gas tanks shut off while traveling.

Ditto!
My propane tank valves are always OFF while I'm driving.
The fridge runs just fine on AC from the inverter and my alternator easily keeps up with the demand.
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First of all permit me to write, Thank goodness nothing bad happened!

I'm a big chicken, I close off the gas, and open the switch to the batteries when on the road.

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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

First of all permit me to write, Thank goodness nothing bad happened!

I'm a big chicken, I close off the gas, and open the switch to the batteries when on the road.


If you are towing a trailer I hope you have the emergency breakaway switch hooked to the battery.


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Terryallan wrote:

It's rare, as you have to push and turn at the same time. .
Yah.. that is rare.

What happens to me is if I ever do turn off the gas (which I almost never do) I'll forget that the oven pilot is on.

Probably way more important to store things properly than turn off the gas.

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Posted: 01/24/13 05:39pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

that wine bottle sounds more acrobatic than JFKs magic bullet.


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Posted: 01/24/13 09:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For years I wouldn't travel with the propane on but have been doing it for the last three years. I like the fridge to be cold when I arrive at my destination (no it WON'T stay cold after a long days travel).

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