Spring is here – time to start planning your 2019 RV Road Trip! If you want to travel in style with your motorhome this summer, make sure to have plenty of propane gas on hand.
Why choose propane for your motorhome or RV? Propane is:
- Versatile – Propane can power your stove, keep you warm, heat your hot water, and even keep your refrigerator running.
- Portable – Propane is easy to store and use on long trips; propane cylinders won’t take up much space, leaving you more room for the fun stuff.
- Eco-friendly– With less carbon content than gasoline, propane will help you protect the incredible environments you love to visit.
- Economical – Propane appliances can reach efficiencies well into the mid-to high-90 percent range, which means you will pay less to power them.
Choosing your propane container
There are two types of propane container that are typically used in an RV: portable propane cylinders and stationary propane tanks.
While propane tanks come in several sizes, the two most commonly used sizes for RVs are 20lb or 30lb. Not sure what size is right for your RV? Contact us.
Propane safety in RVs and Motorhomes
As with any fuel, it’s important to know some safety basics to prevent or respond to an emergency in your RV. Here are a few propane safety tips to remember:
- Get your propane equipment maintained regularly by professionals.
- If you smell the rotten egg odor of propane in your RV, leave the vehicle and the area immediately.
- Leave your RV and seek immediate medical attention if you are showing signs of CO poisoning,
- When using a propane stove or appliance, open a vent or window.
- Do not use your propane stove for space heating.
- Always transport propane containers in the upright position, with valves closed.
- Never use, store, or transport propane cylinders in the passenger/living area of your RV.
- Look for damage, signs of corrosion, or leaks in your propane tanks and cylinders; avoid using the tank if those signs are present.
- After you replace your propane cylinder, check connections for leaks.
- Remember: all propane cylinders must be inspected and re-qualified after 12 years of use (and every five years after the first inspection).
Need a propane cylinder refill for your RV adventure? We can help. Contact us for reliable propane tank refills in our Apex, NC service area!
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