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Old 03-14-2015, 02:30 PM   #11
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In regards to the conflicting guidance from your dealer - I read that WA ferries have restrictions relating to RV propane tanks that require them to be turned-off and tagged prior to boarding.
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Thanks everyone. Good advice all around
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Old 03-14-2015, 03:33 PM   #13
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In many instances, it is not recommended. Check your local state laws and the states you plan to travel to. Check from several different angles on this subject. For example in California and New Jersey, the laws do not state that it is illegal to two a travel trailer or operate a motorhome with the refrigerator running on propane, however, it does state it is illegal to tow a trailer with the propane valves open. Some states have restrictions on transporting propane bottles through tunnels.
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Old 03-14-2015, 04:26 PM   #14
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Many areas require turning off or closing propane tanks. Tunnels, ferries. As for the level question, that is not a problem while you're moving. It becomes a problem when parked for an extended time.
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X2. Instructions on everything from boiling water to flying a plane come first from the companies' lawyers and insurance companies' lawyers, not those who know what the H they are talking about. Disgusting. Think I'll start a thread on stupid warnings.
I used to have a windshield sunshade with one of those stupid lawyer-driven tags on it:
WARNING - Do not operate vehicle with shade in place!
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Old 03-14-2015, 11:04 PM   #16
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Many cities have their entire transit system running on propane or compressed natural gas, there are kits you can buy to convert you car to operate on propane, fork lifts run on propane, inside and outside of warehouses, look around, there are literally thousands of vehicles and pieces of equipment using propane on moving vehicles, it can be done safely, yes you have to use common sense, yes there is a slight risk of fire or explosion, but remember there is 11-40 gallons of highly explosive gasoline near the rear of every car/truck out there.

In Oregon, you cannot dispense gasoline into your personal vehicle, rather it has to be done by a trained and certified attendant, but that does mean that their gas is any more dangerous than the gas in California, or any other state?

It is safe with near non-existence risk to travel with your fridge running.
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Old 03-15-2015, 08:45 AM   #17
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Driving with propane on.. a few things to be aware of
in a serious accident the propane lines on the RV can rupture and any spark will result in a fire ball...
Fuel stops.. if the fridge turns on the cooling unit while you are pumping gas it MAY ignite the gas vapors..
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There's debate on this board on the safety of this practice. You can see the discussions here: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f7...ion-21944.html

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f5...pane-7800.html

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f5...ing-19361.html

There may be others but these threads will give you an idea of how people feel.
X2! Thank you for pointing the OP to the wealth of comments pro and con concerning this topic. In the end some do and a few don't. I do 100% of the time

If people want to understand the truth behind the post that the Jayco manual said not to do it was written by a lawyer, all you need to do is grab an adult beverage and settle into your favorite easy chair with your owners manual. Skip to the Warning/Caution pages and enjoy. Not sure its mentioned, but when winter camping, "Do not stick your tongue on the propane tank".
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