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View Poll Results: Do you travel with propane ON or OFF
Always turn it OFF at the tanks. 31 60.78%
Always run with it on. That is why I have a fridge! 16 31.37%
Turn off when getting gas or when in a tunnel. 5 9.80%
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:07 PM   #85
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Off at the tank.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:19 PM   #86
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OK, I'm convinced. I'm not going to turn off my propane at the tank when traveling. I'll leave the fridge running too.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:59 PM   #87
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I have never seen a gas range in home or RV with burner knobs which could be turned without first depressing them. Although I would discount the "cupboard contents" anecdote, I close the valve on the tank before towing. In a collision, it seems obvious to me that there would be some risk of breaking a line or fitting inside the trailer or carrying away or smashing the regulator and flex hose.

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Old 04-22-2013, 10:46 PM   #88
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The story is at StreetArticles dotcom on RV fire safety by Franz Williams, second story down.

In addition, people and dogs have accidentally turned on stoves.

Youtube has plenty of fireball films of RVs.

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I have never seen a gas range in home or RV with burner knobs which could be turned without first depressing them. Although I would discount the "cupboard contents" anecdote, I close the valve on the tank before towing. In a collision, it seems obvious to me that there would be some risk of breaking a line or fitting inside the trailer or carrying away or smashing the regulator and flex hose.

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Old 04-22-2013, 11:06 PM   #89
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The story is at StreetArticles dotcom on RV fire safety by Franz Williams, second story down.

In addition, people and dogs have accidentally turned on stoves.

Youtube has plenty of fireball films of RVs.
Hey, Cathy!

It would help us to take your very alarming posts seriously if you provided other-than-apocryphal references and workable links to those.


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Old 04-22-2013, 11:26 PM   #90
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If someone wants to see the story, he or she can easily go to it. Some people might complain were there a link. Don't want it on here maybe because it's too alarming or whatever.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:33 PM   #91
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If someone wants to see the story, he or she can easily go to it. Some people might complain were there a link. Don't want it on here maybe because it's too alarming or whatever.
I think we can handle it...what's hard to take are Alarmist Posts without readily accessible- not to mention factual- references.

I did take the trouble to search out your story and found it to be little more useful than any other anonymous posting on internet Forums.

There's another two minutes of wasted time I'll never get back!

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Old 04-22-2013, 11:56 PM   #92
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Article is, "RV Fire Safety; Turn the Propane Off!" I kept getting the same page every time at Street Articles dot com. Sorry about that. Should have given the title.
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Your story is fine with or without a link, Cathy. Something can happen without the blessing of painstaking documentation. Accounts can be fabricated to include dates, names of participants, eyewitnesses and victims. Implausible concatenations of cause and effect no doubt occur. I said I discounted the value of the story and gave a reason from personal experience. Joe Friday didn't spend every day in a library carrell. Some small gumshoeing tasks an be accomplished without benefit of Google.

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Old 04-23-2013, 04:40 PM   #94
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No one can expect that his personal experience can account for much of what goes on in the world. There are too many variables that are often not considered. The "implausible" happens every day. People are often surprised when they try to limit a situation to their own experience. In any case, I think the dog did it!
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