View Poll Results: Do you let the refrigerator burning LPG when driving ?
YES, no problem at all for the fire security and safety 64 66.67%
SOMETIMES but I'm always afraid of fire ! 5 5.21%
NO, there is too much risks of fire ! 21 21.88%
WHAT ? I did'nt know i can drive with the refrigerator on LPG 6 6.25%
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Old 06-27-2003, 01:50 PM   #29
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There was a horrible explosion near Houston a short time ago, some teenagers were up to no good around an empty fuel storage tank and one wanted to see in the tank, so he took out his lighter to have a look. Killed himself and several of his buddies.
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Old 06-27-2003, 02:37 PM   #30
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Danny,

Never heard that one but sounds like some of the rhymes my old man would rattle off to me years ago. Like this>>

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Old 06-27-2003, 04:30 PM   #31
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Forrest,

I was the one who said I was "unsafe". I branded myself!

You bring up good points on possible hazardous/flammable vapors. At the same time if those types of vapors are at a high enough concentration to ignite I would think the 1500 degree catylitic coverter on every vehicle that has sat idleing in traffic would be a better trigger that a puny spark or the "open flame" in my refer compartment.

Here in Florida we have had a couple of Propane tanker accidents and the tanker could not be moved or emptied safely, so the fire department just lets it burn itself off and keeps the road and exits near the site closed to traffic. I would assume this is SOP when it comes to a flammable gas or liquid that has spilled due to an accident.

Chas, and Maurice when I had a diesel truck I would also leave the refer on while fueling, but mine was on the other side of the rig from the fuel fills. Now I turn it off, and pick the outside lane to avoid the gas fumes.
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Part of the stuff that was lost during the recent forum crash was an article by a person who polled state patrol and insurance companies looking for refrigerator fire incidents. He found none. Apparently, all those fabled refrigerator fires are not much more than urban legends.
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Article on other fire safety hazards you might not have considered
http://www.rvaa.com/articles/safe_fuel_pump.php3

Recomendation for turning off all propane appliances before fueling, did you know you need to fully open the propane valves for the excess flow valve of your tank/s to be operable?
http://www.rvaa.com/articles/propane2.php3

More fire safety for RVs and diesel vs gasoline vapor points
http://www.wbcci.org/html/body_maintenance_tips.html

Maybe a 94 dollar solution?
http://www.lslproducts.com/FOPage.html

Gasoline vapor flash point and concentrations
http://www.chemistry.ohio-state.edu/...l/firetech.htm

Gasoline heavier than air and pools in low spots as well as running along the ground to ignition sources. Diesel fuel needs above 100 degrees to even produce vapor.
http://www.eig.com/ssus/ssu9706.html
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No, I did not write it. I just read it recently on the Escapees Forum. As a member there remarked: "Great post: should be required reading for all RVers using propane."

These articles are copyrighted.... "So if they just post a link to here, everything works as it was intended. ©Derek Gore / RV Roadie 1998-2002"

It's about "Running with propane on":

The author states that: "My articles ...were to present the facts to allow a rational decision for each, according to their own comfort levels and needs, to come to their own decision, without scare "fables" intruding."

I hope I am not violating that copyright law by mentioning that this article was written with help of the folks at Marshall Gas Controls (of Marshall regulator) and the Fire Marshalls of several States.

Besides, you will have links to:

_ Article on other fire safety hazards you might not have considered
_Recomendation for turning off all propane appliances before fueling....
_More fire safety for RVs and diesel vs gasoline vapor points
_Gasoline vapor flash point and concentrations
_Gasoline heavier than air.... Diesel fuel needs above.......

I strongly encourage everybody to read Traveling with propane on (fridge) revisited. Do not stop at the first posts, there is a lot more.

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I just want to say that I enjoy your posts and the last one you made inspired me to start a thread on "Safety Tips"

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