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Old 10-17-2014, 12:38 PM   #29
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Seems the people that run the tunnels and ferries don't think it is safe??
International marine safety laws require all propane tanks to be shut off when traveling on ferries - big or small ones.
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To weat or not to wear seat belts.

Same old argument.
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Seems the people that run the tunnels and ferries don't think it is safe??
That is because propane is heavier than air, and they don't want an accumulation of propane in the low point of the tunnel or hull of a ship.

If using propane while moving was so dangerous, it would have been outlawed as a motor fuel a long time ago.

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That is because propane is heavier than air, and they don't want an accumulation of propane in the low point of the tunnel or hull of a ship.

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To weat or not to wear seat belts.

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Same old argument.
Wear. Definitely. They are your life savers in the case of accident, aren't they?
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:48 PM   #35
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Count yourself amongst the fortunate ones Many here including myself have found that the tugs charge line can not keep up with the 12v consumption of the fridge while towing. True of both the tugs I have used for my current trailer - one with factory tow package and one that had to have the charge line added to it.

Possible reasons for your good fortune is the gage of your charge line and as yours is a newer trailer the fridge may be more conservative on its 12V usage?
I think that the reason of my good fortune is in the wire gauge. Gauge 10 is problem free. I recently purchased used 2013 F150 without towing package, it has tow wiring in the cab, but the wire harness from the cab to the rear of the truck misses tow-related wires (charge line and electric brakes). I added wires myself. The (relatively short) inside cab wiring for charge line is done with 12 or maybe even 14AWG wire! I'm almost sure that tow package wiring from the cab to rear is done with the same wire size. Sure it is not enough to power the fridge and charge the battery.

Let's see how it will work, maybe I will have to replace in-cab charge wire with gauge 10 too.
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I think that the reason of my good fortune is in the wire gauge. Gauge 10 is problem free. I recently purchased used 2013 F150 without towing package, it has tow wiring in the cab, but the wire harness from the cab to the rear of the truck misses tow-related wires (charge line and electric brakes). I added wires myself. The (relatively short) inside cab wiring for charge line is done with 12 or maybe even 14AWG wire! I'm almost sure that tow package wiring from the cab to rear is done with the same wire size. Sure it is not enough to power the fridge and charge the battery.

Let's see how it will work, maybe I will have to replace in-cab charge wire with gauge 10 too.
Check to see if those wires aren't connected to relays that energize more substantial conductors.
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Check to see if those wires aren't connected to relays that energize more substantial conductors.
Charge wire is connected to the dedicated relay/fuse in the fuse box in the engine compartment.
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