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Old 11-06-2014, 07:55 PM   #15
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I do. I also turn off the propane when at a filling station.

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Old 11-06-2014, 07:58 PM   #16
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It depends. Some places require propane be shut off in a tunnel or other closed area. For open roads, no.

It is a good practice to turn off open flames in a gas station when refueling. I'm not going to claim that I do that every time I fuel the TV

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Old 11-06-2014, 08:03 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Natty Lite View Post
Is it legal to travel with your propane tanks open?
Absolutely! Before you let paranoia overtake you, read your manual. These refrigerators are designed to run while traveling down the road. There are questions about turning them off while refueling (I don't) and when entering some tunnels back east and when getting on some ferries. But, the general consensus on this forum is that traveling with the valves open and the fridge running is perfectly safe. This topic has been discussed at great length. I am STILL waiting for anyone to show me any evidence of an explosion or fire caused by a refrigerator running while traveling down the road.

I have yet to see one because it simply hasn't happened. Just my opinion here.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:05 PM   #18
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In Hampton Roads (aka Tidewater, aka "the 757") the Hampton Roads Tunnel, the Monitor-Merrimack Tunnel and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel require you to stop for inspection and turn your tanks off. They don't inspect at the Downtown Tunnel or the Midtown Tunnel but both of them are short ones.

Take the beltway Around Baltimore, you can't take any propane tank larger than the little ones that fit on a Coleman stove through their downtown tunnel. And BOY are they strict!!!!!!

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