For all of you who tow with the propane
on: please don't!
Some years ago, I was driving a brand new Ford pickup and camper westbound on the freeway out of Fargo ND. The dealer had just finished hooking it all up, including the propane fridge
. Suddenly a big truck in the fast lane started blowing his air horn frantically - I looked in the rearview mirror and saw black smoke whirling out the back of my camper, then orange flames!
I pulled off onto the shoulder, switched off the ignition and jumped out of the cab. The camper (BTW, it was all fiberglass!) was blazing, its roof beginning to melt and sag. Someone had already called the fire department, but by the time they arrived the pickup and camper were totalled.
Apparently the propane
had leaked from a line connection inside the camper and built up until it reached the level of the fridge
. The conflagration was instantaneous and massive. If anyone had been inside the camper as I drove, they would have been consumed by the flames.
Keep in mind that your propane fridge has a pilot flame, and the propane line connections inside your egg are constantly being shaken and bounced as you drive.
Sure, it's a bit inconvenient to shut off the propane and make other arrangements to keep your food cold for a few hours. But the cost of not doing so could be catastrophic.
I wish you and your eggs many safe miles together.