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dougrainer

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Posted: 11/02/20 06:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

1. ALWAYS turn off LP when not using the RV
2. You need to turn the LP tank ON and OFF at least once a month to keep the valve free and the valve stem seals exercised.
3. You never know when a part of the LP system could break or leak and then fill up the RV with LP. I have had older RV's that someone left the Over/range Pilot light ON and NOT LIT and this drained the LP tank and filled the RV up with LP. Internal Gas valves or Appliance regulators can fail and leak. Doug

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An absolute MUST (turn it off at the tank) if stored indoors or in areas where there is even the remotest possibility of a FIRE.

A fire, irrespective of the source (your RV, a neighboring RV, wild fire, lightening strike fire), can easily melt/burn a propane line and now you have a REAL BLOWTORCH.

* This post was edited 11/02/20 10:17am by wolfe10 *


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Tom/Barb wrote:

My gas valve was turned off when the tank is being filled. other wise it is open. 20 years.


Then why the question?


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For safety sake, turn off the propane.


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Turn it off after every trip.

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I have been known to turn the gas off at the meter to my home if I am away for an extended period.


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I should have mentioned. FAILURE(leaking) of the 2 stage LP regulator at the tank after a few years is common. Leave the tank ON and you come back to an empty tank. Doug

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Why wouldn't you?


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time2roll wrote:

I have been known to turn the gas off at the meter to my home if I am away for an extended period.


It is always better to have some one care for the house.


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Old-Biscuit wrote:

Tom/Barb wrote:

My gas valve was turned off when the tank is being filled. other wise it is open. 20 years.


Then why the question?


because I was asked.

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