View Poll Results: Does the use of Propane scare you?
I have or had gas appliances in my house, so propane doesn't bother me. 55 78.57%
I have or had gas appliances in my house, but don't trust it in an RV. 3 4.29%
Never experienced a house with gas, but not afraid of Propane in my RV. 8 11.43%
Never used gas in a house so don't feel safe using it in my RV. 1 1.43%
I saw, heard, or personally had a very bad experience with Natural gas or Propane. 3 4.29%
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:54 PM   #15
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Love the Gas - no smell ok - if it smells run for cover....

And btw - why do you think we have those sensors in our Airstreams?

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Old 04-22-2011, 09:44 PM   #16
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Propane is great.
Always shut off iginition sources before refueling.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:13 AM   #17
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The big plus for propane is in the amount of energy you can carry with you for the weight involved.

If you are boondocking you can expect to run your fridge and cook for about 3 weeks on a 30 lb bottle.. You could not do that on battery powered electric for any length of time.
I suppose you could do it with a generator but then you have to deal with how to carry all that gasoline and you won't make friends with your neighbors.
We carry 2 bottles on the trailer and one in the truck.
There really are not any other good options if you camp with out hookups
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:59 AM   #18
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I have no fear, though I did install an LP gas detector on my trailer to bring it up to modern codes. Propane has been used in RV's forever and IMO has been proven safe so long as you aren't careless.

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Old 04-27-2011, 11:37 AM   #19
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In general, I love propane. It's great stuff.

Unfortunately, motorhomes have the propane tank permanently mounted. That is very annoying, because it makes filling it much less convenient (drive the camper wherever), and because if there's a problem with the tank, it's much harder to replace.

Also I don't understand trusting gas in your house but not your camper. The camper is less well sealed than your house, so any leak is more likely to escape the camper.

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