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Old 01-23-2016, 04:02 PM   #1
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wonder if propane...

Guys I wonder if let say I keep my fridge running while traveling and then for some reason it goes off ( the flame ) if the propane will continue to leak at the appliance or if there is some sort of safety to prevent that ? same question goes for the heater ? thanks
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Both the heater and the fridge have a thermocouple or flame sensor that will shut off the gas if the flame goes out. The unit may try to relight several times before shutting down permanently.
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Old 01-23-2016, 06:41 PM   #3
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Safety people tell you to turn off the propane before driving.. a fridge will hold the cold for up to 6 hours. IF you do travel with the propane on make sure you shut it off before you fuel up.. you don't want the pilot light coming on while you are in there with all the fuel fumes...
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Has anyone heard of an accident at the fuel pump because of the refrigerator?
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It's rare but it has happened. Do Google searches. The naysayers will come up with reasons that it will never happen to them...
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This one again huh? Where's my popcorn?
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The new frigs are all electronic and have flame sensors. So if you lose flame, the controls will shut down the solenoid to keep the propane from leaking out. Mine will try to light three times. After the third attempt the frig will blink an orange light, telling me there was a problem. Unfortunately it is up to me to determine what the problem is.

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This one again huh? Where's my popcorn?
Actually I have not seen this version of the propane question before.
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Have used the fridge while traveling for 12 years. We do shot it off while fueling.
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Actually I have not seen this version of the propane question before.
I was referring to the inevitable discussion/debate about traveling with propane on.

That's true, I haven't seen anyone ask about what happens to the propane flow when the flame dies. Felt like that was adequately answered and was waiting for the debate to rage on...
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Actually, that is/was a great question. I'm not sure that's common knowledge. It could happen whether parked in a CG or using the propane on the road.
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