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Old 09-22-2018, 03:27 PM   #11
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Propane industry groups recommend turning it off when fueling.
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Old 09-22-2018, 04:22 PM   #12
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There's no need to turn your propane off when refueling IMO. Just think about it; that tiny pilot is a long way from that pump. As was mentioned, if the fumes were that heavy the smoker standing next to his pump 20' away would have already exploded. In our case, the pilot is 20'+ away from the pump and on the other side of the trailer. If something is going to cause a blowup at the pump there are a lot of other folks doing far worse than leaving a fridge pilot lit that should go "boom" first. YMMV
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Old 09-22-2018, 06:59 PM   #13
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"Propane industry groups recommend turning it off when fueling" That's because of the large number of lives lost every year due to RV's exploding at the pumps. Uh, excuse me while I get my tongue out of my cheek.
There are a number of RV owners who will not travel with the propane on, check the tire pressure every single pee stop, and loosen and retorque lug nuts before every trip. It is what floats their boat. In that it doesn't affect me or mine I really couldn't care less. However I can't in good conscience recommend to an inexperienced RV'er that the propane should be turned off during refueling. Better that they should spend that time checking the air pressure in the tires....
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Old 09-23-2018, 05:53 AM   #14
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Sure don't miss the old days of laying on the floor and lite frig manually
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:20 AM   #15
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The oven is still a pain! Especially with a center island floor Plan! LOL
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Old 09-23-2018, 03:10 PM   #16
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The oven is still a pain! Especially with a center island floor Plan! LOL
It sure is,, I was gonna cook pizza a while back,, by the time I got it lit was not hungry lol
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Old 09-24-2018, 11:58 AM   #17
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I have a 2017 Bullet Ultralight 220RBI. It is recommended to turn off fridge and propane while traveling. I have a solar generator (battery) with a 30 amp RV receptacle. Question: is it feasible (Will it work) to connect the external power cord into the battery to run the refrigerator and, if so, where and how do I access the cord from INSIDE the trailer so I can plug it into the battery as we cruise down the road? I said it was an odd question.
WOW, I've not heard of turning off the propane while underway (he said with a sarcastic tone )
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Old 09-24-2018, 02:29 PM   #18
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I don't think we'll ever find a statement in any Dometic manual that says, "If you're reading this on the Keystone Forum....." That said, the Dometic owner's manual addresses operating the refrigerator while underway. It does not say "you can safely use propane" nor does it say, "You must not use propane" but it does say that the rocking and motion of the coach will eliminate the need to maintain the vehicle level while operating the refrigerator when towing. That "should" provide the ability to understand the process (although it's not addressed in specific words"....

Anyway, this is what's in the Dometic 2652/2852 Owner's Manual:

"Any time the vehicle is parked for several hours with the refrigerator operating, the vehicle should be leveled to prevent this loss of cooling. The vehicle needs to be leveled only so it is comfortable to live in (no noticeable sloping of floor or walls). When the vehicle is moving, the leveling is not critical, as the rolling and pitching movement of the vehicle will pass to either side of level, keeping the liquid ammonia from accumulating in the evaporator tubing."

So, common sense would indicate that if the rocking while towing is sufficient to distribute the gasses, then it must be OK to operate the refrigerator while in motion which means that it also must be OK to operate the propane system when in motion because that's the only way to operate the refrigerator.... (vicious circle ???)

And, if there's someone who wants to rebut this with, "But that could mean operating it on 12 VDC"... Remember, the 2652/2852 are both two-way refrigerator systems and require either 120VAC or LPG to operate...
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Old 09-24-2018, 03:09 PM   #19
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Keep it on while travelling unless required otherwise by your DOT like on specific tunnels and such.
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I don't think we'll ever find a statement in any Dometic manual that says, "If you're reading this on the Keystone Forum....." That said, the Dometic owner's manual addresses operating the refrigerator while underway. It does not say "you can safely use propane" nor does it say, "You must not use propane" but it does say that the rocking and motion of the coach will eliminate the need to maintain the vehicle level while operating the refrigerator when towing. That "should" provide the ability to understand the process (although it's not addressed in specific words"....

Anyway, this is what's in the Dometic 2652/2852 Owner's Manual:

"Any time the vehicle is parked for several hours with the refrigerator operating, the vehicle should be leveled to prevent this loss of cooling. The vehicle needs to be leveled only so it is comfortable to live in (no noticeable sloping of floor or walls). When the vehicle is moving, the leveling is not critical, as the rolling and pitching movement of the vehicle will pass to either side of level, keeping the liquid ammonia from accumulating in the evaporator tubing."

So, common sense would indicate that if the rocking while towing is sufficient to distribute the gasses, then it must be OK to operate the refrigerator while in motion which means that it also must be OK to operate the propane system when in motion because that's the only way to operate the refrigerator.... (vicious circle ???)

And, if there's someone who wants to rebut this with, "But that could mean operating it on 12 VDC"... Remember, the 2652/2852 are both two-way refrigerator systems and require either 120VAC or LPG to operate...
A good read,, enjoyed it
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