Originally Posted by Seann45
That said most RVers do drive with the propane on .. blissful ignorance..
I have already suggested it is in safety's interest to shut off the fridge when refueling - and I do so on my new trailer. But I am not ignorant, sir. I have asked the question, and been told by two dealerships (Keystone and Jayco) that driving with the fridge running is an acceptable practice - and they made me aware of the dangers when refueling. This is simply a choice. I choose to do so. If you choose not to, so be it - it can't hurt.
That said, I used to not drive with it on, either, until about 10 years ago when I arrived at the campground in some very hot weather and found the fridge temp to be at 56 degrees. Didn't know how long the food sat at that temp, so we threw away all the meats and other spoilable foods and spent about $50 restocking the fridge the next day. Since then, I keep the fridge on.
As far as Safety Sam and manufacturers are concerned, they will ALWAYS err on the side of safety when giving advice, because of liabilities and our extremely litigious society these days.
Again, this is just my opinion, and I'm not recommending anyone follow my lead. The question was asked and I answered.
2015 Jay Flight 32RLDS Elite
2012 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab LTZ (6.6L Duramax/Allison)
Equalizer Hitch (1200# bars)