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Dick_B

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Posted: 07/04/05 03:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Leaving the propane on is not as safe a condition as keeping it off. I think `almost' everyone will agree with that statement. Lot's of people leave it on and lots of people drive with no seat belt. Get the idea?
I've never read a post from someone who had an explosion from leaving it on. Could it be that they aren't around anymore?


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Posted: 07/04/05 03:48pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why would it explode? Also if you turn it off how do you keep frozen food frozen unless you run the generator. Is it more apt to cause a fire traveling than setting still? Is so why, I guess I don't understand. Thanks for the info.

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Read the link I provided. This has all been discussed before, at length.

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Posted: 07/04/05 04:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does the refrigerator not have a thermocoupling like the pilot on your oven or some of the hot water heaters? That in the event it did blow out etc. that it would turn the gas supply off? I may be ignorant to these facts, but just my opinion.


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Posted: 07/04/05 07:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I read the link and did not find the answers I just asked.
2oldman wrote:

Read the link I provided. This has all been discussed before, at length.


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I just read the An online news letter ( Don't remember which one) it has an article from GMAC giving the 10 most frequent claims on insurance. Refrigerator/Propane fires was No. 1.
I do leave mine on unless I know I'll be getting gas that day. Having said that I've also forgot to turn it back on and traveled all day with it off and the stuff in the freezer was still frozen solid when I discovered it was off that evening.
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Posted: 07/04/05 10:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Most Rv's have a 3-way Fridge. LP,AC,DC

Mine switches over to whatever is available to it.
I shut the propane off when traveling so it runs off the battery.

IMHO, JMHO....When driving, pulling into a truck stop, gas station etc.
You can't be in control or expect the 'OTHER' people around you to know
or be safe around your RV with the propane in the on position. [emoticon]

I still see people standing away from their RV while they are in the
gas station filling up, smoking.....like standing away from it is safer. [emoticon] [emoticon]


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Posted: 07/05/05 12:37am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rockhillmanor wrote:

Most Rv's have a 3-way Fridge. LP,AC,DC[emoticon] [emoticon]


I only want to point out that I do not think the above statement is correct. I have had three new rigs since 1998 and none of them had a 3-way refer. LP and AC only.

As for how I travel, I have always travelled with the refer on propane and I do not turn anything off when refueling.


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Please use the SEARCH button and reference your question. This has been asked a 1000 times.


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95south wrote:

Please use the SEARCH button and reference your question. This has been asked a 1000 times.

Good idea.. here:
propane on Subject search results.

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