Author Topic: Pilot lights on or off??  (Read 1333 times)

Sonny

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Pilot lights on or off??
« on: May 23, 2011, 08:50:21 PM »
Yeah this may sound like a dumb question to most of you guys but....is it legal to travel with your camper/motorhome while the pilot lights are on?? eg:stove/furnace/fridge/hotwater tank??

I know that taking the ferry to Van isle they make you turn off the propane but just wondering about local travel..

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Re: Pilot lights on or off??
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2011, 10:41:16 PM »
I understand that it is OK to travel with the pilots on but It is against the rules if you stop at a gas station to fill up.  Apparently they don't like the pilot light on while you are filling up with the gas fumes.   ;D  I would imagine that the ferry has a similar type rule in case your pilot goes out and there is a build up of propane.

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Re: Pilot lights on or off??
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2011, 11:40:55 AM »
Call me a "rebel" but I fire the fridge a day or 2 before a camping trip and leave it on. Haven't blown up yet?
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Re: Pilot lights on or off??
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2011, 12:03:15 PM »
Hey rebel,
 It may have worked for you so far. But i wouldn't want to be the cause of an explosion which may cause harm or even death.
Your statement " haven't blown up yet" tells a story. With the key word being "yet".
Just something to think about.
 
« Last Edit: May 24, 2011, 01:11:45 PM by Guido »

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Re: Pilot lights on or off??
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2011, 08:55:54 AM »
Whether legal or not, I couldn't tell you.

I just consider it a source of flame if there is ever an accident. I have seen enough in the ditch on the #2 between Calg and Edmonton.

Running it for a day or two prior to leaving is a good idea because it will chill everything inside and as long as it stays closed, it will remain cold for a long time. Not too hard to re-light it when you get to your destination.

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Re: Pilot lights on or off??
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2011, 08:58:08 AM »
Just a note on the RV fridges that run off of propane, it's not a good practice to run them while traveling, they need to be level all the time, otherwise it could damage and shorten the life of the fridge.

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Re: Pilot lights on or off??
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2012, 08:14:57 PM »
I run my fridge the night before we leave then shut it off and never travel with my propane tanks open. Wouldn't be a good thing if there was ever an accident.
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Re: Pilot lights on or off??
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2012, 09:01:26 PM »
If you are travelling to BC, be aware it is illegal to travel with the pilot lit.

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Re: Pilot lights on or off??
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2012, 09:44:32 PM »
In the name of safety.... not a good idea. We had a propane leak in a city work trailer one time. One morning the boss walks up to the trailer and unlocked the door while smoking a cig......long story short, he's lucky to be alive.

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Re: Pilot lights on or off??
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2012, 12:05:21 AM »
Holy old thread Batman...lol

So yeah what we have been doing is turning the fridge on ahead of time to get it cold but when it's time to go we shut it off till we get to where we're going....no open pilot lights while on the move..