This is a frequently asked question across the camping groups. I’ve been surprised to see how many times people answer, “We do it all the time and have never had a problem”. Is the risk worth it? There are several options for keeping food cold when traveling, so having propane flowing through the lines in your travel trailer when you are driving is unnecessary.

“What are the dangers of running with the refrigerator on? Essentially you have a source of ignition (the spark mechanism that lights the RV refrigerator) and a source of propane in a moving vehicle. “

Our contributing expert, Tony Barthel, addresses this question in detail in this article:

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