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Posted: 05/11/05 05:48pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When we are on the road I have the fridge running on gas and somtimes the water heater is going to. I have been told that the LP should be off and line unhooked on the road to be safe. What are some of your opinions on this? The fridge has 12 volt but it don't work so I use the gas on the road and plug it in when sitting in the yard so we don't have to unload and load the fridge all the time. It is also a good place to hide during the day to watch TV or take a nap lol. Tom


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I just did a quick search for 'refer on gas' and found these topics, some of which may be of interest:

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I have left the gas on for the fridge whenever we went from one spot to another.

I never left the furnace or the hot water heater going though.

no problems

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Posted: 05/11/05 06:03pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I run my refer and water heater on LP while I'm in route, but I turn off the LP at the tank when I stop to refuel.

I know many others who do the same, and haven't had any problems. I wouldn't dare say that it's 100% safe, but if you're careful and always trun it off prior to refueling you'll have eliminated the biggest risk.

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Tom,

My wife and I have always run our refrigerator on LP while we are on the road since we started RV'ing in a pop-up in 1987, and have never had any type of problem whatsoever with doing so. I generally have the hot water heater on only when we are parked. As a matter of fact, I generally turn the hot water heater on about 30-45 minutes before I need it (bathing, dishwashing, etc.), and leave it off the rest of the time.


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Whatever you do, don't turn OFF the LP at the tank to refuel, while leaving the LP gas appliances powered up. They will run the electronic spark igniter.

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I only have the water heater on if we are going somewhere real close by to stay, One less thing to do when we get there. I don't really see anything wrong with having the gas going on the road. Only problem would be if it was in a bad crash or something and broke a gas line, that wouldn't be to cool. Tom

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HiTech wrote:

Whatever you do, don't turn OFF the LP at the tank to refuel, while leaving the LP gas appliances powered up. They will run the electronic spark igniter.

Jim


I should have definately been more clear.

I turn off all of the appliances, and then I turn off the gas at the tank.

Thanks for catching that HiTech.

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I think this is about the fourth or fifth post this month alone on this topic. If you do a search, you’ll have plenty of reading to do. My opinion, if you prep the fridge before putting already chilled items in it and it’s the last thing that gets turned off before you hit the road, the food and the fridge will stay cold enough until you get to your destination and can plug back in and you don’t need to worry about running with the propane on.


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If you are concerned about forgetting to turn off the propane at the refrigerator or water heater when you refuel, you can install a device called Flaimout that does it automatically. I just put one in and it is fairly straight forward. It will work with a TT or M/H. I have no ties to the company other than as a customer.

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