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Old 05-03-2015, 09:46 AM   #15
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Wow. Technical stuff aside, glad you guys are ok.
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:05 AM   #16
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2 additional Forum points for Tommie.
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Old 05-03-2015, 11:21 AM   #17
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Yep, sounds like Tommie got her. Lets hope so. Glad you guys have good sense of smell and thought to look around as well. Good luck
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:18 PM   #18
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I'll continue to keep an eye on it. The stack is clear, I pulled the fridge awhile back, and while I bolted it back in and returned all the screws, I might of hand tightened the connection and forgot to come back at it with a wrench, which could of been a costly mistake.

On that note, the wiring kit will remain a staple of my full-timers toolkit.
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:48 PM   #19
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Glad all is well!
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:08 PM   #20
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So the LP connection was loose?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Wow...'that's a bomb. Also the LP is bad to breathe!!!! Mp lease get some yellow liquid gas sealant. It holds much better. Also the yellow GAS tape. Better stuff and the joints will have a hard time loosening. Not the "pot"'joints... The gas connections.
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:56 PM   #21
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This example shows you don't always "get away with it".

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Flash back from a leak at the LP connection. I used to soapy water, and also noticed that our 1 full propane tank is now empty today. 30lbs gone with minimal use.
Most safety oriented RVers agree that traveling with propane refers or other propane fueled appliances lit is unsafe. I never leave my refer on when traveling. And the propane tank valve is SHUT.

If this fire occured when you were fueling, it could have detonated fuel vapors. If this fire had been fanned by the slipstream, it could have consumed the trailer.

As it is, I would say that only good fortune saved your trailer. I doubt a propane detector would have alarmed as the refer hot section is o/s the living area.

As an aside, I once smelled an electrical fire in an RV as you did. It was burning wire insulation in the converter/wire bus bars. A loose wire connection caused a short & fire. It was right under the sofa & I could not miss it!

Compared to what could have happened, you "got away with it", almost.

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Old 05-04-2015, 06:31 AM   #22
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Most safety oriented RVers agree that traveling with propane refers or other propane fueled appliances lit is unsafe. I never leave my refer on when traveling. And the propane tank valve is SHUT.

If this fire occured when you were fueling, it could have detonated fuel vapors. If this fire had been fanned by the slipstream, it could have consumed the trailer.

As it is, I would say that only good fortune saved your trailer. I doubt a propane detector would have alarmed as the refer hot section is o/s the living area.

As an aside, I once smelled an electrical fire in an RV as you did. It was burning wire insulation in the converter/wire bus bars. A loose wire connection caused a short & fire. It was right under the sofa & I could not miss it!

Compared to what could have happened, you "got away with it", almost.

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Not the perception I've gotten reading this forum:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f425...ing-76220.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f287...ng-118593.html

But I'll seriously think about it.
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:52 AM   #23
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I turn mine off. Even on longer days in heat (90+) I haven't had problems with food getting warm. Just don't open it much on rest stops. And if the stop is long, you can turn it on.
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So glad to see you got this fixed Bold. As we leave this Friday for AZ, UT, & CO, it sure is nice to know I can post on here and get some immediate help. This board can be a lifesaver. Thanks to all who posted to give BoldAdventure the help he needed. I bought one of the gas sniffers for about 35 bucks from Lowes. You can bet your bottom dollar I will be using it when we camp on a daily basis. AND stick it in the Fridge compartment! From what I understand propane is more expensive than gas is in Utah.
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Old 05-05-2015, 12:28 AM   #25
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I have run with the fridge on LP... running down highways.. no problem. I have shut it off when I had extremely high side winds... just prudent.

My Dometic has the 'fix' .... which keep the flame contained.

In most cities you can find 'block' ice... or, if careful, you can use 'dry ice'... a little bit keeps the fridge really cool for a long time if left shut.
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