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Old 02-28-2015, 08:48 AM   #11
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The RVBasics site has an excellent article titled Is it Safe to Travel with My RV Refrigerator on Propane? There are other postings on this site where specific locations are called-out and/or war stories provided where persons were stopped and instructed to turn-off any open propane valves; apparently in Washington state your tank is even tagged to confirm shut-off before boarding a ferry. It is a safety issue around high-risk locations (gas-stations, tunnels, bridges, and ferries) that makes sense to me!
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Obviously, this is a personal decision - to drive with propane on or off. Being curious, I have Googled and found interesting info:
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This (ever-changing) info ought to help avoid 'risk' areas and find alternate routes when it comes to your RV propane tanks. Do note there are many other tunnels, bridges, ferries, turnpikes, and places where you may first learn about propane restrictions as you near the location. Ouch!
LP-GAS PROHIBITED:
- Maryland/Baltimore: Baltimore Harbor and Fort McHenry (I-95) tunnels. Alternate route for RVs with propane over the Francis Scott Key Bridge is I-695.
- Massachusetts/Boston Harbor: All New York/East River: Between Manhattan and Brooklyn: Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Between Manhattan and Queens: Queens Midtown Tunnel.
- New York and New Jersey/Hudson River: Between Manhattan and Jersey City: Holland Tunnel. Between Manhattan and Fort Lee: Lower level George Washington Bridge (I-95 South) and George Washington Bridge Expressway. Lower level Verrazano Narrows Bridge. Between Manhattan and Weehawken: Lincoln Tunnel.
LP-GAS RESTRICTIONS:
- Virginia/Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel: RVs equipped with ICC-approved compressed cooking tanks not exceeding two 45-pound capacity tanks (or two permanently mounted containers with maximum total capacity of 200 pounds) may cross the facility provided that, in the opinion of the toll collector or police sergeant after inspection, the tanks are completely shut off and securely attached.
- Texas/Houston Ship Channel: Washburn Tunnel between Pasadena and Galena Park: Maximum of two 7-gallon containers (30 pounds gas each) or one 10-gallon container (40 pounds gas) of DOT (ICC)-approved type, with shutoff valve at discharge opening. Valve must be closed when in tunnel. LP-gas as vehicle fuel prohibited. 7-gallon containers (30 pounds gas each) or one 10-gallon container (40 pounds gas) of DOT (ICC)-approved type, with shutoff valve at discharge opening. Valve must be closed when in tunnel. LP-gas as vehicle fuel prohibited.
Source: http://www.woodalls.com/articledetails.aspx?articleID=2377513#CA
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Thank you Hattie for that info!
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Old 03-02-2015, 06:44 AM   #15
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One mod you might consider making is adding a battery shutoff to your battery box. My Whitehawk's radio would discharge the battery over a few weeks in storage until I installed the shutoff.
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You know that's funny, I had the same thought. I'm considering adding a second battery anyway. Can you explain your installation?
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