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Old 08-10-2015, 09:47 AM   #29
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are you suppose to shut off the propane tank if it is running the fridge while traveling down the hgw. And you pull in to fuel your tow vehicle?
Appears to be a good safety issue, but this is the first ive heard of it.

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Old 08-10-2015, 11:44 AM   #30
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No need to turn off the propane at the tank. Those who choose to shut down the fridge when refueling simply turn the fridge off. When off, there is no pilot light and no chance of a flame coming on. Once you drive away from the pumps you can pull over and turn the fridge back on and be on your way.

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Old 08-10-2015, 01:03 PM   #31
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I think it's simply a simple case of a little common sense going a long way!
Yes pumping gas on a pilot light will result in an explosion, keeping a safe distance most likely will not!

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Old 08-10-2015, 01:12 PM   #32
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Running refer using invertot

I run my Airstream (Dometic) on 110vac using an invertor. The propane is not on while traveling.
300 watt investor powering refer circuit only, using a separate dedicated 12 vdc cord to the invertor. 10 gauge wire from TV batteries through a receptacle on rear bumper. Total cost for 2 relays 30' of wire and investor about $300.
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Old 08-10-2015, 06:14 PM   #33
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Our '67 has an opening directly under the flame for the reefer which is approx 15' from the TV gas fill. That distance is probably enough to dissipate fumes from fill up, but my great fear is a spill which could run under the trailer and foom! I stop and turn the gas off before driving to the pump.
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Old 08-10-2015, 06:55 PM   #34
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In the past on our other trailers we ran with the propane on . When pulling in for gas I would check the wind direction and stay up wind of the pumps on the outside island.
If that wasn't an option I would shut off the refer.

Now on our Tradewind I only have 120v & 12v available at this time . I haven't installed the propane system yet.
So on the last 2 trips I ran 12v while on the road the refer worked great and the Tundra kept the battery up. We've covered over 2500 miles so far.
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:28 PM   #35
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I have stood next to the refer and opened the door and watched the flame shut off, then turn on again. You can hear it if you are standing next to the refer, the igniter will make a noise when it re-lights. So I do know it works.
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:01 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by m.hony View Post
They're all RV's.

Travel trailer is a type or category of RV- Recreational Vehicle-

Motor Home is another type or category of RV.

A fifth wheel is an RV.

A Class A motor home is an RV.

A Class B motor home is an RV.

A Class C motor home is an RV.

A travel trailer is an RV.

A pop-up trailer is an RV.

A teardrop trailer is an RV.

They're all RV's.

RV doesn't just mean motor home.

Thanks so much Mr. Hony. I'm going to write all that down, so I don't screw up that RV thing ever again.

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Old 08-12-2015, 05:57 AM   #37
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thanks so much mr. Hony. I'm going to write all that down, so i don't screw up that rv thing ever again.

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