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Old 09-16-2017, 07:30 AM   #21
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Camping around Quartzsite, Az. is popular in Jan. and Feb. and so is making the rounds to flea markets, etc. A few years ago, some campers near us left for Yuma to make the rounds. About 30 minutes after they left, their camper exploded. Don't know if they ever found out what caused it but it did major damage. They were very fortunate to have just left.
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Old 09-16-2017, 08:28 AM   #22
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Camping around Quartzsite, Az. is popular in Jan. and Feb. and so is making the rounds to flea markets, etc. A few years ago, some campers near us left for Yuma to make the rounds. About 30 minutes after they left, their camper exploded. Don't know if they ever found out what caused it but it did major damage. They were very fortunate to have just left.
They probably left the stove on but not lit. I actually did that this week in a house where I was a guest. Either I left the knob on or more likely accidentally brushed up against it or somehow turned the knob a little without knowing it. Smelled the propane (or at least the additive) and shut it off. If we had left the house then I would expect the same result. If you don't need the propane for the fridge it would be a good idea to shut it off at the tank when leaving the camper unattended (its very hard to smell the gas or hear the propane alarm, that you should have, from 30 miles away )
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Old 09-16-2017, 04:35 PM   #23
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Remember any change is electrical connection when there's gas present can cause the gas to ignite. That includes turning on or off an electrical switch. The safest thing to do is get out, turn off the propane at the tank. leave the door open and any windows that were open. You don't want open or close windows or roof vents. Why? Because there is always the chance that an ignition will happen and you don't want to be in the middle of it.
This is very true if there is a leak. A lot of the detectors malfunction and there is no leak.
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Old 09-16-2017, 04:55 PM   #24
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Thanks everyone. I'll replace the sensor and then check the lines and joints with soapy water.

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You will never be able to put soapy water on every possible place where a leak might be. Have a pressure drop test done.
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