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Old 04-11-2016, 04:35 PM   #1
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Traveling with frig and propane on video

Interesting video on the possible hazards of traveling with your propane turned on as many of us have done, including me. This can be a controversial subject so let`s watch the video with an open mind and keep the ensuing discussion civil.


https://youtu.be/HJMTQWWoMSw
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Old 04-11-2016, 04:56 PM   #2
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If it so dangerous to do don't you think that after all these years the FHTSA would jump in and require some sort of lock-out especially on motor-homes. The number of incidents caused by running with the fridge on while driving is probably less than 1/10 of 1% based on the number of RVs on the road.

Just my 3 cents, inflation you know.
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Old 04-11-2016, 05:03 PM   #3
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He has a very good valid point. Being a fireman, he's definitely going to err on the side of safety. Weighing risk against value, I'll still be running my fridge on the road.
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:46 PM   #4
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Doesn't the valve in all newer propane tanks shutoff if one of the main feeder lines breaks? The fireman recommended you run your generator as you are traveling. Why is this any safer? You have a hot motor attached to a gasoline tank that could be punctured in a bad wreck.
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Risk versus reward. I might leave it on if I have a 12 hour drive ahead of me with food in the fridge. On the other hand a two hour drive to the lake, I wouldn't.

With a little pre-planning and pre-cooling of the fridge, you can minimize the number of times you need to run with your propane on. Life's about risk management.
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:52 PM   #6
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The risk of a accident is much greater so should we not travel???? For me it is on 24/7 no matter if its two hour trip or traveling for a month.
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Old 04-12-2016, 05:24 AM   #7
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This one will blow your brain fuse.

I drive a car that holds about 30 gallons of explosive in liquid for just sloshing around in a metal tank. Crazy right?
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I think there is a greater danger from spoiled food. I would not want to eat anything in a fridge that has been off all day. Temp should never be above 40 degrees.
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I think there is a greater danger from spoiled food. I would not want to eat anything in a fridge that has been off all day. Temp should never be above 40 degrees.
Agree completely! That's why I have a wireless thermometer that monitors fridge and freezer. And also why I beefed up the air circulation inside and outside of the fridge. These absorption fridges really struggle to keep up in the hot weather and they don't recover nearly as fast as a compressor fridge once they warm up.
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