Propane

Discussion in 'Class A / Diesel Pushers' started by tallyo, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. tallyo

    tallyo New Member

    Travel with the refrigerator on or off?
    If on do you at least shut if off when refueling?
    Ever travel with the inverter on to power the refrigerator?
     
  2. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    Well Tallyo I know this will be opening a can of worms because there are different opinions on traveling with the fridge on. We do but, always turn off before pulling up to pumps. If you are afraid of accidents with the propane on there are safety features for this just as there are for the 75+ gal of fuel that you are carrying. Most refrigerators will keep everythin cold if not opened for a good while without being on. You can keep blue ice frozen in the freezer which will help if you don't like running with the propane on. JMO
    No inverter so no experience there.
     
  3. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

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    Yes, I travel with the refer on. Yes, I turn it off before filling at the pump.

    DON'T FORGET THE WATER HEATER! I heard a few years ago of a MH filling then out of the blue, the water heater cut on and caused a big fire. I have forgotten to turn it off myself many times.
     
  4. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    Thats a good reminder GTS :approve:
     
  5. tallyo

    tallyo New Member

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    My water heater heats off the engine as I am going down the road so no need to turn it on until we are parked. I sure would like to know about the inverter......If that works then ,unless we boondocked, we would never need propane except for cooking.or a wee bit of heat if too cold for the heat pump.

    For those of you who turn off the refrigerator to refuel do you also close the gas valve at the tank? Or just shut the refrigerator off?
     
  6. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Propane

    I just cut the Refer off. Don't have an inverter, so I can't help you there.
     
  7. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

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    No to traveling with refidegerator on. Nothing warms up anyway. :evil:
     
  8. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    hey guys that was good news. I have always travel with my refer on never thought about it. I do know that it electric when we are camped and the propane is off because I like to cook out side. We use very little propane it still has more than 3/4 tank full and we bought it over 2 year ago .But I think that is great info going out .thanks so much
     
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    well hate to bust u'r all's bubble ,, but i travel with mine on ,, but not on gas ,, i have a 3 way norcold fridge ,, and i travel with it on 12volts keeps it cold till i get to my spot ,, but before i begin my journey ,, i get it cold with gas and then switch to electric ,, and then to 12volts ,, but i have traveled with it on gas ,, when i was crossing thru texas and oky ,, but it was really hot then ,, so, so much for my input ,, ;) :laugh: :laugh:
     
  10. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    OK WENT AND CHECKED IT OUT IT A 3 WAY JUST LIKE 730 SO I AM SAFE
     
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    ok Hollis ,, tyring to beat me up on the post ;) :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  12. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    "NO WAY" Rod you B the man
     
  13. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

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    Hope Ya'll don't forget to turn the propane gas off when you fill up with fuel. Doesn't take much of a flame or ignition of fridge flame to ignite the gas fumes. It's the fumes that ignite, not the liquid gas. :approve: I try to stay away from RV'ers when I fill up. Don't trust any of them to turn off the propane while refueling. :eek:
     
  14. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

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    I certainly wouldn't argue a point about being overly cautious around gasoline, but ... [*]My fuel filler is on the other side of the MH from ignition sources. [*]With today's fuel pumps they have a vapor return system (mostly for EPS emissions) that sucks up vapor. [*]The ppm of vapor left is pretty darn small considering you are filling outside and possibly in the wind, too. [/list]

    Just some opinions of mine based on facts that I know. Not meaning to contradict anyone trying to be extra cautious around fueling operations.
     
  15. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    Hey Tex I should have hired you as a fire inspector . It seem you very knowledgeable on fire safety
     
  16. utmtman

    utmtman Senior Member

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    I have always ran with my fridge on and I turn it off when I stop for gas. I do not turn the tank off. If my tank is leaking than it should blow anytime the furnace, water hearter, or fridge ignite and in that case it dont matter its too late anyway. I run on propane from site to site and electricity on site. Dont have a three way but my old tent trailer did and I ran it on 12volt when on the road.
     
  17. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

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    When I first got on RVUSA, I didn't know nuttin'! Now I am so smart! ;)

    Everyone here spits out knowledge like a 1 inch water hose, and I try to soak it up.

    (It is fun to go back through the search engine, too!)
     
  18. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

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    :bleh: To you all. :laugh: :evil:
     
  19. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

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    I guess it's time to dust off my standard lecture on how great the blue ice is in your fridge while you travel :approve: ;)
     
  20. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    hey DL does Blue Ice really work? If so how long? let say I am on the road for 6-8 hours at a time before I hook up to a site . Will they stay cold that long if the refrigerator doors aren't open, OR if they are open maybe 15-30 sec. to take out something?
     

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