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Old 06-10-2015, 10:05 PM   #1
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Thanks to the /#@&*/#@ BC law that makes it illegal to drive with the propane turned on, we lost about $200 worth of food today. The really expensive "cooler" just couldn't keep up with the 30C temps. $/**^/$#@()&^/$#@

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Old 06-10-2015, 10:18 PM   #2
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Which law are you talking about?

If I am not mistaken, there are restrictions on having propane on during a ferry ride, going through a tunnel, and while refuelling your auto, but no general restrictions against towing with propane on. I usually keep my fridge on propane while towing.
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Old 06-10-2015, 10:19 PM   #3
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Thanks to the /#@&*/#@ BC law that makes it illegal to drive with the propane turned on, we lost about $200 worth of food today. The really expensive "cooler" just couldn't keep up with the 30C temps. $/**^/$#@()&^/$#@

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Old 06-10-2015, 10:26 PM   #4
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We lived in BC until 2 years ago and always ran our fridges on propane.

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ETI delivered our trailer across the border with the fridge on, and the propane on. If it's good enough for them, its good enough for me. If there was some law against doing so, I'm unaware of it. I know about the prohibitions on the ferries but a law against towing an RV with the propane on means there are probably thousands of people in BC at this very moment who are breaking it. How could it possibly be enforced?
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Thanks to the /#@&*/#@ BC law that makes it illegal to drive with the propane turned on, we lost about $200 worth of food today. The really expensive "cooler" just couldn't keep up with the 30C temps. $/**^/$#@()&^/$#@

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What was your expensive cooler Doug ? What a bummer . Pat
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Propane cars run with valves closed Seriously though, is it o.k. to leave the propane on the fridge while driving? Could there be a venturi effect that could cause a risk of fire?? We live on the island and that is the only time we have to seal the valves...on the ferry. But then they were paranoid about running their boats on natural gas for years and only now are beginning to give it serious thought.
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Well, I looked it up once but now I can't find it. It's there, believe me. I was told that law is most often enforced by the CVSE people, the commercial vehicle inspectors. The most likely place to get caught would be at one of their truck inspection road blocks. I just might say "eff it" and take my chances. The fine would likely be lower than the cost of the lost food.

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Propane cars run with valves closed Seriously though, is it o.k. to leave the propane on the fridge while driving? Could there be a venturi effect that could cause a risk of fire?? We live on the island and that is the only time we have to seal the valves...on the ferry. But then they were paranoid about running their boats on natural gas for years and only now are beginning to give it serious thought.
There's always a risk of fire when dealing with Propane, towing or not. In the case of the fridge, the flame is quite small and focused, and I can't really see how it poses a hazard unless its near flammable exterior gas or fumes - like near a gas pump.
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But, but.. Jim said in this post Running on propane

There is no problem anywhere in Canada travelling with the propane on, with the exception of situations with overriding rules, like tunnels and ferries.


I'm so confused...
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