This topic may have been mentioned before but it never hurts to talk again about it.
A few fellow campers have talked about the legality of running your propane fridge while in transit. Many people say it's ok and have been doing it for years. Other say it's not ok.
I finally contacted our own MTO (Ministry Of Transport). Funny thing is: I had to call several Transport offices because no one really knew the law and a few people gave me various phone numbers to contact because those people didn't even know who could answer the question. Yup, that sounds about right....It's government.
I finally talked to one of the inspection officers and asked him point-blank what the scoop is for the law. He said there are no laws in our province for running your propane fridge while towing.
Then I asked the masses on our local FaceBook page for "Ontario Camping"
and many agreed that there is no law, but they also agreed that there should be.
For the longest time I had my 2,000watt AC inverter hooked directly to the truck battery (and fused at the battery) and was on my merry way powering the fridge on 120 VAC via the inverter. http://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/f6...oad-15657.html
One of the posts I read was from someone more local that said there was a fiery crash on a highway just outside our city last weekend. We were gone camping so we missed the news.
They said the fire was caused by a leaky propane situation somewhere in the trailer and one thing lead to another. Ok, so there's the law and there's reality.
I think what kicked me in the forehead was when I heard the government inspection officer in a boring sounding voice just vaguely say. "No there's no law" and he left it at that; no comments, no explanation.
IMO no matter how any of us keep our maintenance up to date, few of us can claim that all our propane fittings, lines or appliances are in great condition. As age and fatigue enter the equation.
We only have one province that bans the use of propane while in transit (Quebec) and I heard crossing the border at Canada-USA crossing. (which I never knew). The rest of Canada there are no restrictions.
I made my inverter thingy for fun originally. Now it has proven it's worth.
Of course, this won't apply to those 3 way fridges.
Just curious what various laws are applied and enforced throughout the various states