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Posted: 12/15/18 07:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've heard that running your Fridg on gas while traveling is dangerous. They say it can start fires.

So...What do you do?


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Posted: 12/15/18 07:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Probably 95% of RVers do.


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been doing it for forty years. No fires.


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Posted: 12/15/18 07:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No more danger than stationary. Just run it.


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Posted: 12/15/18 07:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We don't want the food to spoil or the ice to melt. It's a tiny flame. I'd stay away from the people who say it's dangerous.


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Posted: 12/15/18 07:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you all. It will be running.

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Please explain your source that said it was dangerous. I’ve been doing it for years.

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Posted: 12/15/18 08:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's similar to the question about leaving the propane on while traveling. I used to be worried about that but in many years of reading these posts I have yet to read about a fire started by leaving the propane on.


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Someone will probably chime in and echo what you heard about danger. But as stated, I think the great majority of us do it. And I also have never seen anyone post a link to a legitimate event linked to a fire or explosion from doing so.

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Posted: 12/15/18 08:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm FINALLY out of this debate! Hallalujah!! I now have a a household refrigerator, all electric.

But, 20 years of propane refers, always ran with them on. Never a single problem or issue.

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