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Old 05-20-2016, 08:13 PM   #1
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Probably dumb propane question...

When you are not camping, (trailer in the driveway) is it "smart" to turn the propane off at the tanks until you leave to camping again?

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Old 05-20-2016, 08:17 PM   #2
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Not a dumb question at all. I always turn it off until I'm ready to head out again. The night before leaving, I plug the refer in to cool down and turn the propane on in the morning to make certain everything is working before unplugging from my house power. I run the refer on propane while traveling.

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Old 05-20-2016, 08:18 PM   #3
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Probably dumb propane question...

Hi Fred
We always do, just in case. Beside unless the fridge or furnace is on the propane does nothing.

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Old 05-20-2016, 08:20 PM   #4
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I do and don't, but if I've had it shut off, I turn the tanks on and then light the stove top. It can take a while for the propane to reach the burners but when it does, you know you have propane in the lines and can light the fridge.
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