Propane On or Off while Travelling - Fiberglass RV


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 04-17-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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Propane On or Off while Travelling

I do NOT want to get a biggie going, so just a poll... i know we all have our own thoughts. Do you travel with propane (especially fridge) on or off?
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:26 PM   #2
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Not needed for fridge because we only drive a maximum of 3-4 hours a day, usually less.
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Alan, I think you might need a few more options. I travel with mine on most of the time, but not always. If it is a short trip, and everything is cold because the fridge was on electric, I leave it off. I turn it off whenever it is posted asking me to.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:46 PM   #4
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I travel with mine off I know the fridge will stay cold enough till I stop.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:53 PM   #5
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travel with mine off.....put foods that need to be cold in an ice chest with ice from my home freezer, frozen in a milk carton. If on a longer trip, don't know what I would do but most likely buy in smaller quanities and often as i like to go to grocery stores since most of my food is farm fresh and i am intrigued by the "fast food" in grocery stores.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:13 PM   #6
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Unhappy Now I ALWAYS turn the propane off at the tanks!

I used to run the fridge on propane while driving...

Then I experienced a REFRIGERATOR FIRE

Read down to post #14 in that Thread, and follow the link there to get the rest of the story.

Since I have vintage trailers with vintage equipment, I won't ever run the propane while driving again.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:16 PM   #7
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We shut it off, not worth the risk. Everything has always stayed cold enough (4-5 hour trips). The fridge is pre cooled and pre filled with time for it to recover a bit before we go, then it stays shut for the trip and is the last thing off before departing.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:41 PM   #8
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mines always off. everything stays cold in fridge a long time. there have been times with no power for a long time in storms i just put frozen water jugs in fridge part and it kept stuff cold a long time.
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Alan, I think you might need a few more options. I travel with mine on most of the time, but not always. If it is a short trip, and everything is cold because the fridge was on electric, I leave it off. I turn it off whenever it is posted asking me to.

I was intentionally trying to keep it short and sweet. On or off.

I realize that it is a continuum - and there is a lot of room between never and always. So I kind of added that middle - turn off for fuel and tunnels.
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I always turn mine off at the tank when traveling. I have this strong dislike of loud noises.

Even for 2 day trips (that's two days of driving with just a stop for sleep) the fridge stays cold. If I was worried about it getting too warm I'd get a bag of ice.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:58 PM   #11
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We don't turn off at the tanks unless required to (like on a ferry), but we do turn off all appliances and extinguish pilot lights.
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So far it seems to be running 75/25 for turning OFF the propane when running.

Interesting.
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I'm sure you've seen video or stills of one of those 100 vehicle crashes on one interstate or another. Don't really need to add propane.
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Alan, I think you might need a few more options.
I agree. Life is not that consistent.
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