Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-12-2012, 07:22 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
wkc22fb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Missouri
Posts: 144
Propane tanks on during storage?

I was just wondering, what's the majority here on the tanks during storage in camping season. We brought our new TT home this past wkd and I instinctively turned 'em off before parking her in the barn.
wkc22fb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 07:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
tinlizzie23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Luray, VA (central Shenandoah Valley of VA)
Posts: 1,430
I would definitely agree with turning them off when not in use. That just eliminates a potential failure of the regulator or lines as a possible cause of either fire or just leaking your gas away. Rarely would you have a problem with a reg in good condition, but this is just extra insurance.
__________________
2003 Ford F-350 V-10 Crew Cab 4WD Long Bed
2004 Jayco Designer Medallion 29 RLTS 5th wheel
Bill, Gayle, Teddy (Jack Russell terrier), and Honey (Beagle)
Retired at last !

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
tinlizzie23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 07:42 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Bowtie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bennington, Kansas
Posts: 24
I shut mine off. If the system is properly sealed, it will not lose pressure. I know some leave them on to run the fridge in transit, and such. I just dont feel comfortable doing that. Just me.
Bowtie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 08:12 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,236
I leave mine on so if the power goes out the refrigerator will run on gas.
__________________
No I am NOT retired. I work full time.:D

Tracy from Central PA

2010 Jayco 17Z Ex-Port
2004 Ford Explorer V8 with the tow package
2010 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 132 - Nights Camping in My Z 102
2011 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 107
2012 Camping Stats
Nights camping 133 - Nights camping in my Z 128
2013 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 66 Nights
tlhdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 08:48 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Orange County, N.Y.
Posts: 675
I always turn my tanks off when we put her back in our driveway.
__________________
Joe, Joyce , 4 Kids and 5 Crazy Dogs.
2017 Chevy 3500 HD Silverado LT Dually 4x4 .
2010 Jayco Jay Flight G-2 32 BHDS[IMG]https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/imagesng
usmc616 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 08:49 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
rwilley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Northern Cal
Posts: 409
I shut mine off when not in use.
__________________
2012 Jayco Eagle 321RLTS
2008 Dodge Cummins 3500 DW Crew Cab 4x4 6 speed Auto, Exhaust Brake
rwilley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 10:45 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 261
Define storage For us as typically weekenders I turn them off. If i's for a day or 2 I might leave them on to run the fridge as stated above.

On both trailer I've owned, after I've left the propane off for a while (days/months) it takes a while to get propane to the various systems. I'm not sure if this means there is a very small leak somewhere or just the nature of propane. But it makes me think off is best....

-Chak
__________________
- 2005 Dodge 2500 CTD 6spd manual
- 2010 Starcraft Autumn Ridge 246RKS
- 2003 Casita Spirit Deluxe (sold)

My Write-up on managing 12V and batteries
LED Bulbs and what I did
Chakara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 06:19 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Da Bud Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Nicholasville, Ky
Posts: 285
Quote:
Originally Posted by tlhdoc View Post
I leave mine on so if the power goes out the refrigerator will run on gas.
X2
__________________
Kirk, Natalie, 2 Kids & 1 Dog
'14 Ram 2500 4x4 CC w/Cummins
'16 Jayco Eagle 325BHQS
'13 Suntracker PB 22
Da Bud Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 06:42 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
joe in calif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: San Jacinto, Calif
Posts: 459
Never thought about turning them off. I have left mine on since I bought the trailer a year ago. The only time I actually run on propane is from the house to the camp site. I'm still on the first bottle of propane. Now I turn it off on my BBQ at home all the time.
__________________

If you are born once you will die twice
If you are born twice you will die once
joe in calif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 08:59 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
wkc22fb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Missouri
Posts: 144
Huh, looks like most people turn em off during storeage. My knee jerk reaction was to turn off. Our first camping trip in the TT will be this wkd. Luckily for us we have a nice state park within 5mls of us so I don't need to keep the fridge cold during transit. I think I will use the propane on the fridge once I get there just for testing before switching to shore pwr. Thanks for all the input JOF members!
wkc22fb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 09:38 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 455
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chakara View Post
Define storage For us as typically weekenders I turn them off. If i's for a day or 2 I might leave them on to run the fridge as stated above.

On both trailer I've owned, after I've left the propane off for a while (days/months) it takes a while to get propane to the various systems. I'm not sure if this means there is a very small leak somewhere or just the nature of propane. But it makes me think off is best....

-Chak
x2
__________________
1998 Jayco Eagle 302FK (Honda EU3000is)
2016 GMC Sierra Denali 3500HD 4x4 Duramax/Allison
dmax_83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 10:35 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
wkc22fb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Missouri
Posts: 144
Wkd camper here as well dmax so my storage may be one week or two.
wkc22fb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 10:49 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
mcfarmall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Kalamazoo, West Michigan
Posts: 1,817
Always turn mine off when not in use. Even while camping.
__________________
2006 23B Hybrid with 10k round bar WDH
2011 F150 4x4 SCREW Ecoboost, Max Tow, Integrated TBC, 3.73 LS axle, Firestone Ride Rite airbags.
mcfarmall is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.