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Old 04-05-2016, 09:49 PM   #11
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A number of years ago, I was getting ready to roll my truck and trailer onto the Cape May - Lewe's Ferry, and an attendant, when didn't yet look old enough to shave, made a big deal about turning off my propane tank (shutting of my fridge) because "Those propane refrigerators are dangerous!". Before he was even half done with the next vehicle behind me, another, CLEARLY more seasoned attendant turned my propane back on, and told me to make sure that the fridge pilot started properly, because the "new kid" knew the book, but didn't know real life!

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Old 04-19-2016, 10:33 AM   #12
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Diesel engines can sometimes have an issue called "runaway". It is were the engine draws fuel from an unintended source over revs the engine and causes mechanical failure. It is rare but does happen. Take a look at a runaway diesel video on YouTube, it is wild to watch.

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Old 04-19-2016, 11:34 AM   #13
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I never run with gas flowing. I put everything in coolers and unload into the fridge when I get set up.
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Old 04-19-2016, 01:11 PM   #14
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I've traveled the last few trips with my gas on and the fridge up and running. That is how it was designed to function. I do however pull over and turn off my gas when I fuel up. But once full I will pull out and turn everything back on.

It could be the military in me, but I usually give this about as much thought as getting into a major accident on my trip. Is it possible something could go wrong? Sure, but not likely.

Best advice I could give is to just take your time and enjoy the ride.

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