Hi all Here is the new old topic.. Please weigh in.
From all I have read and researched the majority say "never travel with the propane on".
The safety concern is that the thin copper propane lines under the Casita can rupture, crack, fail in case of an accident.
The gas tank or tanks are fully open at the shut off/on valves. Gas running to the refrigerator, water heater and stove
can the propane be ignited by a spark and turn the Casita and tow vehicle into a rolling bomb?
Are these concerns true, unfounded or imaginary.
We know the tanks when shutoff are very safe even in an accident. We like a cold fridge as much as the next guy.
However we are currently erring on the side of safety and risking some spoiled food.
We have put 5,500 miles touring the Southwest for a month in June and July We put another 1,500 miles touring north central
California. The propane question has come up a number of times when camping. The consensus seems to be evenly divided.
We are getting ready to hit the road again soon and we would like to put this matter to rest.
Wishing you all a joyous and peaceful holiday and New Year.
BTW if you are ever in the Orange County, California area let us know for that personal guided tour.
Steve and Carolyn
San Clemente, CA