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Old 04-06-2012, 11:53 PM   #21
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I have been camping for 50+ years- We always have the reefer on propane- The only time we had to turn the reefer off was to go through a long tunnel somewhere on the East coast- We have never had any problems- DD
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How many of us have seen a RV go up in flames by the side of the road, I figure most have had the tank valve open and the refer running. I turn the propane off when running down the road and the refer box stays cool and the freeze stays frozen for more than 8 hours.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:46 AM   #23
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How many of us have seen a RV go up in flames by the side of the road, I figure most have had the tank valve open and the refer running. I turn the propane off when running down the road and the refer box stays cool and the freeze stays frozen for more than 8 hours.
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I've never seen an RV in flames on the side of the road in all my travels.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:28 PM   #24
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The flame to run the fridge is quite small, and if it goes out, the thermacouple shuts of the gas supply. Like anything else, the propane system needs maintenance. If you tow your trailer a couple thousand miles each year, you should have the propane system leak tested every 2 or 3 years. System leaks are a far more dangerous thing, whether you use it on the road or not. Leaks can still be there after reaching your destination.

Sorry for getting off the original topic of fridge performance.
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How many of us have seen a RV go up in flames by the side of the road, I figure most have had the tank valve open and the refer running. I turn the propane off when running down the road and the refer box stays cool and the freeze stays frozen for more than 8 hours.
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Owned an RV since 1979 and the answer is NEVER have I seen an RV on fire on the road. And yes I always leave my propane on. I do turn off the water heater when traveling.
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If you have not seen one burning by the side of the side of the road and you want to see how they go up in flames do a utube seach. What is interesting is that not all of them are old rvs some are new!
I run my refer on the low setting and with it provisioned the night before and turn of the propane at the start of the trip. It stays cold for a good 8 hours.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:47 PM   #27
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We always leave ours on auto. Never had a problem with the fridge and the beer is ice cold when we stop to camp. Its at the back so its at least 30 to 40 feet away from the fuel nozzle.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:10 PM   #28
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I use common sense. The fridge is over 25 feet away from my truck's fuel fill. Cars legally idling on the other side of the pump are less than 10 feet way from my truck's fuel fill. Cars legally idling behind my truck are less than 5 feet away from the fuel fill. I believe there's a greater risk of being blown up by another person's vehicle than there an RV fridge igniting gas fumes that are so many feet from their source.

If y'all see a 2011 X23B at a gas station, assume it's me and the fridge is on. ;-)
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Never leave home without running mine on auto too, never a problem!!!
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:54 AM   #30
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In Ontario it is legal to drive with the propane fridge running. You have to shut it off at the gas pumps.


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I asked our dealer and in our province there is a law against it butno one really cares. We have the same trailer and run propane.
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