Propane-on or off when not camping?

Discussion in 'Propane - Got Gas' started by Nanapoppypops, Apr 16, 2019 at 6:23 PM.

  1. Nanapoppypops

    Nanapoppypops Member

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    Just purchased our popup, 2009. The dealer did not turn the propane off and the knob oncamper was turned to high. We will not be camping for awhile. Should we turn it off?
     
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    gladecreekwy Well-Known Member

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    Off when not camping and towing for us.
     
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    If you really have to ask the answer is yes turn it off.
     
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    Toedtoes Well-Known Member

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    There is no reason to have it turned on when you are not using it. And it is safer to turn it off.
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    Off. Dealers are notorious to leave something on. They killed my battery a couple times by not disconnecting it. Although leaving the propane on is scary.
     
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    With our popups, we always kept the LP off except when we were in camp. We only had a stove (in both) and a furnace (in the second).
    With the TT, if we have the refrigerator running, which is most of the season, we have the LP on. (It lives in our driveway.) We started leaving the LP on when we arrived home right after the power went out, and the fridge was trying to run on LP. In the off-season, and any other time the fridge is off, the LP is off too.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Propane off when not using it.
     
  8. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I always turn my propane off,
     
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    OFF!
     
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    In the PUP, I kept it off at home until I went to light the fridge for pre-trip cool down.

    In the TT, I usually keep it on because once we load up, we keep the fridge running all the time. If the power fails, I want it to go back to LP.
     
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    Just like your gas grill at home... turn the tank off when you're not actively using it.
     
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    When we had the Pup I always shut off the propane when we weren't using it. But since we got TT I got lazy. It has two 30-lb tanks and a hard cover. It's kind of a pain to take on an off so once I turn the propane on at the beginning of the season, I just leave it one.
     
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    I did! This was done by the dealer. This is our first pop up and if I hadn't opened up the small door to where the knob is to turn on and off, I probably would not have realized it was on.
     
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    Install a "boat deck inspection plate" into the plastic cover, when you want to turn on/off the propane, you unscrew the inspection cover, reach in to the valves.. Did this on out Outback's cover and it makes it so easy..
     
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    That's sounds like a good idea. Thank you.
     
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    It's standard procedure to leave the propane on while towing with travel trailers and motorhomes. Otherwise the fridge and freezer (larger than pups) would not work. Most are not 12v. You may have to turn off the propane for some tunnels where there is signage and a pull-off to do so. Some tunnels (like the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel) direct campers to a specific lane where they will ask you to confirm your propane is off. You just turn it back on when you exit the tunnel.

    Agree with the access panels. My cover has a thumb screw access panel to turn off tanks. Would be a pain without it. I also cut in a small window up front so I could see when the auto-switchover indicated that a tank was empty.
     
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