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Old 08-25-2014, 05:53 PM   #11
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This somewhat controversial subject has been discussed here. "Do you travel with the frig on poll"

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=15414
I posted the same answer there as well. Guess I'm not getting forgetful.
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:07 PM   #12
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Having owned several motor homes in the past, first was a new 1982 Southwind with a 454 gas engine. The hot water heater and refrigerator we're located within a few feet of the gas fill. Big sign said turn off gas. It became a habit and I continue to this day. BTW we averaged about 5 miles a gallon with that rig. 3 speed auto.
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:21 PM   #13
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The gas takes over when the electric get disconnected at the house. Stays running on gas 100% of the time until electric is again restored at the campground.
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:36 PM   #14
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Ok, Thank you all for the answers. It looks like I will be one that travels with the refrig running!
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:30 PM   #15
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We travel with the gas on in our WhiteHawk.....now, here's my question.....when the law says to turn off the propane at pumps and in tunnels.....does that mean to uncover your propane tanks and turn it off at the tank or is it ok to just turn off the refrigerator....it's usually the only thing running that has to be turned off.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:44 PM   #16
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We travel with the gas on in our WhiteHawk.....now, here's my question.....when the law says to turn off the propane at pumps and in tunnels.....does that mean to uncover your propane tanks and turn it off at the tank or is it ok to just turn off the refrigerator....it's usually the only thing running that has to be turned off.
I travel with my gas on and I have never shut it off. The sign also says no smoking and stop engine. I work on dispensers and tanks for a living and you would be surprised how many people I see smoking at the dispenser while fueling.
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:41 PM   #17
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Mine is off most times. I cool it down a day or two ahead and travel with it off for most short road trips. When I do have it on...I usually turn it off at fuel stops. Of course, I spent 32 years as a firefighter teaching public safety. Have I ever seen one start a fire at the gas pumps? No.
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:57 PM   #18
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Ours is always running when we travel. I do not shut it off when filling up because diesel isn't as likely to explode as gasoline.
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We travel with the gas on in our WhiteHawk.....now, here's my question.....when the law says to turn off the propane at pumps and in tunnels.....does that mean to uncover your propane tanks and turn it off at the tank or is it ok to just turn off the refrigerator....it's usually the only thing running that has to be turned off.
They want the tanks turned off in tunnels, at least here in Va.
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:08 AM   #20
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The fridge get plug to shore power at least a day before departure, then while driving the propane takes over and stays on wherever or whatever I'm driving through until I get back to shore power. I know I should do better but I like my beer cold! Cheers
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