Propane Safety at Campgrounds.

Propane Safety at Campgrounds.

  • If a RV has been idle and unused for some time, make some safety checks before using the LP-gas appliances.
  • * Check the entire vehicle, especially then propane system, for possible tampering. Make sure the propane tanks are properly secured. If the cylinders are not mounted on the vehicle, it is recommended that they be placed on level ground, on a firm foundation.
  • Check all vents (including the regulator vent) and combustion air intakes to make sure they are clear, and contain no restrictions such as foreign matter, bird nests, mouse nests or mud-dauber wasp structures.
  • Clean away any debris from around burners and pilot lights such as burnt match sticks, bits of food, ect.
  • Before turning on the gas at the tanks, be sure all appliance valves are turned OFF, and check to determine which pilot lights must be lit. After the gas has been turned on, be sure all pilots are lit.
  • As a precaution to determine if any leaks have developed, give your RV a “sniff” test, do a soap bubble test at all connections, or contact your local LP-gas supplier to perform a pressure test on your system.

 

 

Information provided by the NATIONAL LP-GAS ASSOCIATION.

 

St. George, Utah, Mesquite Nevada, Cedar City, Southern Utah Region Campground Guide.

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