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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:09 pm 
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I guess if it was a real problem I would have seen it during my 25 year career as a Professional firefighter. I cant recall a single incident involving an RV. At the time I retired 3 yrs ago our dept did over 10,000 calls a year.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:26 pm 
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I guess if it was a real problem I would have seen it during my 25 year career as a Professional firefighter.


I've seen video of RV's in flames on the side of the road, but also cars and trucks as well.
But this seems to be more of a fuel leak/hot motor type issue to me though.

As a retired Firefighter did/do you travel with propane on and the fridge lit?

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Had a friend that used gas to kill his weeds, then he started up the lawn mower to cut down some more weeds and there was a flash over from a spark of the engine starting. He was wearing shorts and burn both his legs. He won't do that again.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:55 pm 
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Took a three day seminar before we bought first TT. A fire marshall said to turn off propane while driving and to be doubly sure that fridge is turned off when refueling.

Others can do as they choose. We have gone by this fire marshall's advice for nine years.

However, it is to be noted that we run fridge on electricity while traveling through use of solar/battery suite on both 337RLS and Roadtrek.

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I'm thinking if I mounted a wind paddle under the trailer it would turn my hand crank generator and I would have wind power going down the road to power my fridge : )

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If that helped my fridge stay cold on the road I'd so buy one of those!

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I always make sure everything going into the RV fridge is cold in the house fridge for 24 hours before moving it the the RV fridge the night before I leave. Also I put the RV fridge on the coldest setting the day before we leave or sooner.
So when we pull the plug and head out our fridge and food is ice cold usually around 30 degrees. We only drive about 300 miles or 6 hours. When we reach our 1st RV park and hookup up to shore power the fridge is still under 40 degrees.
I might be a little concern with ice cream in the fridge though. All the frozen meats and such stay frozen but ice cream can melt real fast. I buy my ice cream at the parks if I need a fix : )

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:40 pm 
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bigdisneydaddy wrote:
I guess if it was a real problem I would have seen it during my 25 year career as a Professional firefighter.


I've seen video of RV's in flames on the side of the road, but also cars and trucks as well.
But this seems to be more of a fuel leak/hot motor type issue to me though.

As a retired Firefighter did/do you travel with propane on and the fridge lit?


Vehicle fires are quite common, put lots of them out over the years, mostly electrical origin.

Ran the fridge for every one of tens of thousands of miles on three different travel trailers.

. My fridge is at least 25 ft from any fuel pump when refilling and I know diesel isn't going to be a hazard since it takes a blow torch to get that stuff to light.

I don't know the credentials of the fire Marshall mentioned that spoke in the seminar, I only have my personal experiences to guide me and I tend to be a cautious, well prepared person.

We did pass through that bridge/tunnel in VA but fortunately the trailer was back at the campground.

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bigdisneydaddy wrote:

Vehicle fires are quite common, put lots of them out over the years, mostly electrical origin.

Ran the fridge for every one of tens of thousands of miles on three different travel trailers.


Guess I'll keep mine on too, just like I have for the last 25 or so years. Thanks for the professional opinion.

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Shame no mfr would do like the thermoelectric generator guys do - flameless heat source. They designed their units for Class 1, Division II fire hazard area, and NO risk of fire/explosion. No flame! Just heated grid.

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