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mr_andyj

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Posted: 07/31/21 02:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

nothing has changed in 15 years. People still drive running propane, some are scared to death to.

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The most dangerous thing most people do everyday is drive across town to the grocery store. If you worry about everything that might happen, you would never leave the house
Oh, wait most accidents occur at home.
I've traveled with the propane running the fridge for years, no problem, If YOU are worried about doing that: DON'T DO IT.

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mr_andyj wrote:

nothing has changed in 15 years. People still drive running propane, some are scared to death to.

And some ain't anymore
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My refrigerator is on the opposite side as my diesel tank. My water heater is on the same side. The flashpoint for diesel isn’t very low compared to gasoline, and they don’t have a lot of vapors. I think there is more danger from my water heater, but I don’t intentionally have it on.

Most refrigerators in TCs are electric and propane not 12V. If mine was 12V, I’d consider running on 12V, but it is not.

The ferries I’ve been on with RVs tell you to turn the propane off. Keep in mind that leaving the fridge off is not the same as turning the propane off. Even if you turn off the propane, there is still some propane in the line.

Although possible, I think your timing would have to be very unlucky to have the referigerator or water heater have a flame significant enough to light gasoline or diesel while fueling. I think it’s more likely to break a propane line in the RV, but that isn’t going to be that common either.

In summary, I don’t worry about something like this that has a very small chance of happening.

* This post was edited 07/31/21 07:12pm by jimh425 *


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Grit dog wrote:

^Because no one will ever spill some gas while you’re filling with diesel?

Not that I believe it’s a significant risk at all.

Traveling with propane fridge off in hot weather is basically a death sentence for your food IMO, unless you have DC mode and enough battery power to compensate.
Use the propane.
This is another ridiculous wivestale/fear that I don’t understand….honestly.

Oh come on Grit you see blown up and burning RV’s on the side of the road every day.[emoticon]

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Grit dog wrote:

^Because no one will ever spill some gas while you’re filling with diesel?

Not that I believe it’s a significant risk at all.

Traveling with propane fridge off in hot weather is basically a death sentence for your food IMO, unless you have DC mode and enough battery power to compensate.
Use the propane.
This is another ridiculous wivestale/fear that I don’t understand….honestly.


I try to always fuel in truck stops and use the truck pumps. No gas pumps over there so no propane flame worries


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Buzzcut1 wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

^Because no one will ever spill some gas while you’re filling with diesel?

Not that I believe it’s a significant risk at all.

Traveling with propane fridge off in hot weather is basically a death sentence for your food IMO, unless you have DC mode and enough battery power to compensate.
Use the propane.
This is another ridiculous wivestale/fear that I don’t understand….honestly.


I try to always fuel in truck stops and use the truck pumps. No gas pumps over there so no propane flame worries

Kudos to you, but I wasn’t commenting on your post…


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Geo*Boy wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

^Because no one will ever spill some gas while you’re filling with diesel?

Not that I believe it’s a significant risk at all.

Traveling with propane fridge off in hot weather is basically a death sentence for your food IMO, unless you have DC mode and enough battery power to compensate.
Use the propane.
This is another ridiculous wivestale/fear that I don’t understand….honestly.

Oh come on Grit you see blown up and burning RV’s on the side of the road every day.[emoticon]


I know….
Dodged 3 of ‘em just this week! Lol

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Kayteg1 wrote:

mr_andyj wrote:

nothing has changed in 15 years. People still drive running propane, some are scared to death to.

And some ain't anymore
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That’s just because it a Ford! Lol

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Not sure on hot the truck campers are, but if you have a 3 way frodge run it on 12 v. If 2 way i would and do run on propane. If its a smaller type fridge, and has a vent like on a pop up camper, sometimes the propane blows out. Propane will be coldest. 12 volt, can drain some TV batteries of they dont have a disconect when stopped. If you have a questionable battery in the TV running on 12 v will drain it faster also. Yes i killed my battery in stopped traffic once.


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