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Old 04-26-2017, 05:06 AM   #1
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Do You Tow with Propane Tanks Full or Empty

Do you tow with propane tanks full or empty? There seems to be varied takes on this. How do you travel? What are the pros and cons?
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Full. We also run the refrigerator on propane while traveling because most of the places we camp are over 2 hours away.
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Full. There are Some places that propane tanks are not allowed in New England, mostly the tunnels in and around Boston.
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Full because we run the fridge on while traveling too. The trailer was delivered with them full and I don't want the hassle of finding a place to fill them when I get to the CG.
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Full. And on - we're running the refrigerator.

You need to pay attention to places where there are restrictions, like Maryland around Baltimore, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Texas. Restrictions are mostly tunnels, plus a few bridges. Some places propane tanks are not allowed at all, others require that they be turned off. Google will help you track 'em down.

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Full so the fridge can run while traveling. I also don't want to have to deal with filling them at the destination. I use less than one 30lb tank a year so really there is no way I would ever be empty in between trips.
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Full so the fridge can run while traveling. I also don't want to have to deal with filling them at the destination. I use less than one 30lb tank a year so really there is no way I would ever be empty in between trips.
Same here.
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:03 AM   #8
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full.. We often boondock. No propane sales or such conveniences at the campground. I cannot envision travelling across country and purging propane every day and buying it back later in the day.

We don't have to run the refrigerator. So a 20 lb tank will last almost a month.
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I believe the question should be "do you travel with the propane tanks turned on?" This is one of those questions that lead to much discussion. Many people feel the tanks should be turned off for safety reasons. What happens if you are involved in an accident the tank ruptures with the open flame while operating the refrigerator? It becomes a judgment call. As you can seen many people travel with the propane on so they can operate their absorption refrigerator. Weather you decide to drive with your propane on however I would strongly suggest turning off your propane any time you are refueling.
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Old 04-26-2017, 09:05 AM   #10
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Always: One tank full, the other partial.

When the partial runs out, the full one is brought into play (automatic changeover valve )

Move the valve to the new primary. Refill empty tank as soon as practical.

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