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Old 05-24-2015, 08:06 PM   #11
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The attached is form the Canadian Propane Association web site. Check the second bullet.

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  • In most provinces, it's law that all appliances and pilot lights must be turned off and cylinder valves closed while travelling.
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Yeah, this was my assumption and what I was going by. I need more solar panels.
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Yeah, this was my assumption and what I was going by. I need more solar panels.
Interesting. Based on this I checked out a few more websites and found an article at DriveSmartBC. The Canadian Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations require that the appliance tank valves be closed when your RV is moving. I see no real issue with this, provided your trailer's propane system is well maintained, but apparently there is a wide difference of opinion. I tow with the valves open. I'm living on the edge.

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Old 05-24-2015, 09:16 PM   #13
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Just based on the quality of the writing, I'm not convinced the author knows what he is talking about.
Anyway, some time ago Jim Bennett did a survey, writing to the ministry of transportation in every province across Canada and determined that there was no law about driving with propane on. There are laws about fueling and ferries.
Imagine all those propane-powered vehicles that couldn't move because their propane was turned off.
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With my 5.0 the frig is on the passenger side and I tow with the propane on. And always stop at an outside pump so there is no one on my right. With the TA, the frig is on the driver's side (with the gas fill), so I expect i will tow on DC if possible, or turn off the propane while pumping gas.
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This is previous thread on the subject. Includes Jim's findings.

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This was an issue I posted several weeks ago, about crossing the border with the frig running on propane. I didn't want to be delayed or have issues... all the Canadians that contacted me via PM said it wasn't a problem... but we know rules change hourly.
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Just based on the quality of the writing, I'm not convinced the author knows what he is talking about.
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Yeah, sounded strange to me. Thanks for pointing out Jim's thread.
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I've run with propane on for the fridge, but I tend to forget to pull over and shut it down prior to fueling. And, stopping again, after fueling to restart it is a pain. I've found with my 5.0 fridge that if I keep the door shut, the fridge can be off for four or five hours and the ice-cream will just be soft enough to scoop.
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Yes today we had to surrender two eggs and a frozen Costco chicken breast to the gloved border guard as we crossed into Vancouver - apparently there is an outbreak of avian flu in the U.S. She was very nice and did not even want to check the contents of the trailer once we surrendered our contraband.
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