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Something that hasn't been mentioned is operating the fridge while not level.

It's fine while driving down the road. But if you stop for any length if time, maybe as short as 10 minutes, you could be doing damage to the fridge if it's not reasonably level.

If I can't find a level place to park to take a break, eat lunch or whatever, I turn off the fridge. I'll turn it back on just before we hit the road again.

I don't have access to my fridge without bumping out a slide but I do always have access to the 12V disconnect switch in an outside storage compartment. If I'm not opening the slide blocking the fridge, I turn off the disconnect switch to remove the 12V to the fridge to shut it down.

When we are ready to leave I turn the switch back on and go to the outside fridge compartment to listen for the burner roar.

p.s. I'm in the don't turn off fridge while fueling camp. This topic has been beaten to death here.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

ONLY time I have ever turned my propane off was on a Ferry.


SAME, with 1 exception ..

Last year we went to SC by way of Southern DE/Norfolk and back roads to the coast of SC.. While doing so I was going threw Norfolk and came to a tunnel. There is a pull off on the side with several large signs stating ALL RV's must enter..

I went in and an inspector came out with their yellow and orange rain coat and clip board to WATCH me turn OFF the propane at each bottle..

did that, was good to go, merged into traffic and 1/8 to 1/4 mile later I was OUT of the tunnel [emoticon]


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Wasn't a propane fridge but......


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If your in a MH and the fuel fill is right next to the fridge or hot water heater vents, I might consider it. But honestly, I can't recall every spraying gasoline outside the vehicle and modern systems largely capture the fumes anyway.

But since it's the sparks that are a concern, do you disconnect and shut down the 12v system before you pull into a gas station...of wait, you can drive with the 12v system shut off. Unless you've replaced your alternator and starter with a marine spark protection...there will be plenty of sparks if there are any fumes.

Of course, out in the open air, it might startle you a bit but is unlikely to do much more. Kind of like too much lighter fluid on the campfire. You get a big whoosh but not much else. Explosions require the fuel/oxygen mixture to be contained.


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pasusan wrote:

I actually don't turn it off when fueling and never have... But - I just posted this picture in another thread and look at what it says:

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Danger!
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Thank you everyone for the information. Yes, forgot our fridge was Automatic. But I believe I have to turn propane on and light stove to make sure propane is flowing to fridge? How do I know if fridge ignited on propane? TY

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ford truck guy wrote:

I went in and an inspector came out with their yellow and orange rain coat and clip board to WATCH me turn OFF the propane at each bottle..

did that, was good to go, merged into traffic and 1/8 to 1/4 mile later I was OUT of the tunnel [emoticon]
The tunnel has a dip that can collect the heavier than air propane.


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Posted: 06/30/22 09:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I leave the propane on when fueling up at gas stations, ferry or tunnels I will shut the propane off.

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