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Old 04-24-2016, 10:51 AM   #15
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I don't think that there is a big risk associated with leaving the propane on all of the time, but since I have an electric fridge and an on demand water heater I turn it off when traveling.

Last trip I ran over a piece of road debris that punctured an LPG line, had the propane been on I would have lost the best part of a cylinder of propane.

If I had a propane fridge, I would travel with the gas on.

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Old 04-24-2016, 12:26 PM   #16
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We run with the fridge on and thus leave the gas on when traveling. But cut the gas off as soon as we get home. I seen no advantage to leaving the gas on if you are not using it. If I refuel near the gas pumps while hooked up I cut the gas off.

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Old 04-24-2016, 12:51 PM   #17
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I leave mine off when home but one time between quick trips I left it on and came home to a hissing sound which turned out to be a blown regulator gasket. So unless you are around close by I'd turn them off.
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I always leave my tank valves on, even in storage (open air). Not in closed storage. Once, I had a leak on the main tank to trailer supply hose. I noticed this when walking buy it sometime later. Had the tank valves been off, I would have been using the gas on my next trip with a unknown leak. You may lose a tank of propane, but that is better than fire or explosion.
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Old 04-24-2016, 02:07 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by HowieE View Post
That is a Coast Guard regulation that applies to anything stored in a ship hole.

On the 17 hour ferry from Port Hardy Vancouver Island to Prince Rupert we froze a couple of soda bottles the day before and they held the frig for the trip.
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Mine stay open also all the time other than for refill. I do an annual check for leaks though for safeties sake.

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Old 04-24-2016, 02:30 PM   #21
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Ours are always on ...even when we take one take off for refilling the other stays on ... unless we go through a tunnel that requires shut-down... Never had a problem.
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Seems to be a good idea to turn the bottles off when on the road.
An accident causing a broken line could be if mess if the escaping gas ignited.
Ice packs should be used in the interim to protect the contents.
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I always turn my off when not in use. I never have any trouble starting appliances.

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