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Old 10-31-2018, 09:06 AM   #1
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Refrigerator Operation

I normally operate my refrigerator in my 5th wheel while traveling I am interested to see if Iam the only one that does that? Thank you so much for your input.
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Old 10-31-2018, 10:04 AM   #2
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If you're referring to running it on propane, most all the people we know are on the road all the time with it going. The idea that it must be turned off to refuel might not be an old wife's tale, but you would be hard pressed to find instances of ignition while fueling. If it makes you feel safer then turn it off at the pump, but there aren't many out there that do that.
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Old 10-31-2018, 11:16 PM   #3
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20+ years of towing trailers and fivers, always with the fridge on propane.

Any particular reason you ask?

Also, welcome to the forum.

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Old 11-01-2018, 08:50 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info and it is great to feel the spirit of brotherhood Happy trails.
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:33 PM   #5
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25+ years of towing fivers, always with the fridge on propane.
Never had a problem , never shut it off at the pumps
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Old 11-05-2018, 09:38 PM   #6
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The argument for shutting it off is to prevent gas leaking out from a ruptured line in an accident creating a fire hazard.
With that said, I too run mine while traveling.
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Old 11-05-2018, 11:35 PM   #7
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Run ours on longer [6 hrs+] trips on propane. Don't worry about shutting it off with diesel fuel while refueling.
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Old 11-06-2018, 10:05 AM   #8
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I believe the newer propane tanks have a valve that does not allow uncontrolled escape of propane vapors--the only concern about having propane on, in my opinion, would be in proximity to a large gasoline discharge and the gasoline vapors reaching the propane flame--not much chance of that occurring.
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