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Old 04-02-2013, 09:21 PM   #21
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In contrast I read my manuals, and have never seen a statement to this effect.
I have never read it either.

In a thread on here years back, I had reported results of contacting all the Provincial and Territorial Departments of Transport regarding driving while operating propane appliances, and every last one said that there was no problem with it, and that you only had to turn it off where required by law.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:42 PM   #22
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I must admit I have always travelled with the propane on and never shut anything off while re-fueling the truck, probably not a bad idea to turn off the fridge while fueling.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:50 PM   #23
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:12 PM   #24
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I used to work beside a guy who would heat fuel filters with oxy acetylene torches to free them up. Now that freeked me out.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:41 PM   #25
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:49 AM   #26
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Quoting from The Canadian Propane Association, "In most provinces it's the law that all appliances and pilot lights must be turned off and cylinder valves closed while travelling."

Some states have laws requiring no propane through tunnels or bridges or on certain highways, or require propane be off at all times.

The Aboutdotcom site has Camping, RV Safety, Propane Tanks, "Driving with propane turned off may seem to be a no-brainer, but forgetting to turn your propane tanks off before travelling is one mistake that is easy to make." They go on to say that it is illegal to have it on (I am only aware of that being the case in some places).

The RV Safety and Education Foundation says that most experts recommend that propane be turned off.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:50 PM   #27
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I used to work beside a guy who would heat fuel filters with oxy acetylene torches to free them up. Now that freeked me out.
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I guess the same goes for when you leave your house or Apt.
It is suggested you turn off you hot water tank. Gas or electric and also to turn of your water supply and unplug necessary appliances.
Which I do every time. If you have ever had a hot water tank blow up or spring a leak you will know why. It helps to goof proof the house as well.
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and your insurance policy probably requires that somebody enter the house and check it over every three or four days.
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