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Old 04-06-2018, 08:34 PM   #1
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Can I use Propane while driving?

Is it OK to run my propane furnace, refrigerator, water heater when driving? I would like to keep the fridge cold, coach warm and water hot while driving down the road. Heading on our first "shakedown" trip Sunday in our new 2018 Alante 31V. Leaving snow and heading for warm weather for a week.
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Old 04-06-2018, 08:41 PM   #2
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I've always ran fridge in the past with no problems. Never ran heat or hot water. Don't know if they would work with all that wind coming in on burners.
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Old 04-06-2018, 08:58 PM   #3
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Heat and frig yes. Water heater, not a clue.
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:05 PM   #4
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I have run all three without incident. My unit has electronic ignition on all of those appliances so if the wind did blow out the flame temporarily the igniter would attempt to relight it. I can't ever remember a time any of the appliances went into lockout while driving so it must work.
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Old 04-07-2018, 05:58 AM   #5
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Fridge no problems others I haven't tried. If you cool the fridge down a couple days in advance, food will stay cold all day while driving even without propane on.
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Old 04-07-2018, 06:20 AM   #6
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I run just our fridge when traveling no problem on propane. For the water heater, I run it before I leave home, and it stays warm for up to six hours, usually warm enough to wash hands when stopping to use the restroom. Doesn't take long to warm back up.
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Old 04-07-2018, 06:49 AM   #7
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Its just me but I always didn't think it would be a good idea running things with no one around close by. Lots of movement inside those trailers going down the road 50-60 mph... Never had any dealings with a motorhome... Probably more safe than inside a pulled trailer...

I have run my small fridge on BATTERY a lot of times but never any thing with fire flame going...

Lots of folks do it however. I would most definitely not have anything propane running pulling up to a gasoline pump...

Just me yaking haha...

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Old 04-07-2018, 03:26 PM   #8
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That's a good point if your fridge on propane is close to pump not good. Mine is on the other side from the gas fill. But something we should all consider.
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Old 04-07-2018, 03:41 PM   #9
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As a retired firefighter I did forget to mention propane precautions when fueling in my prior response. And I believe you should shut them down when fueling regardless of where your appliances are in your unit. Someone else could be fueling next to you and screw up creating a gasoline vapor hazard.
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We have had a few motorhomes which by definition are a self-contained vehicle and we have never given it a second thought to run anything anytime!
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