Leaving gas fridge running

Submitted: Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 18:19
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Just wondering how safe would it be to leave caravan fridge running on gas for a few days whilst travelling away. We will be visiting Drysdale River Station on our way to Kalumburu very shortly, and Ann at Drysdale will allow you to leave van there free of charge with all care but no responsibility which is great, but as most know, caravan fridges running on 12 volt aren't very efficient What do other people do and maybe Drysdale have rules about that anyway, certainly don't want to risk a fire, or worse Cheers Ray
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 18:44

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 18:44
Hello Ray
Just dont pull in to fuel up with your caravan near someone at the bowser with high concentrations of petrol fumes or LPG floating about. You do have a naked flame running just inside that vent on the side of your van.
It might just upset you next evenings accomodation plans.
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Follow Up By: Member Ray M (QLD) - Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 18:53

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 18:53
Yeah Pinko, know what you're saying, we never leave gas on while van is moving. Just got off the phone to Drysdale River Station and they say some people leave fridge on gas and it is up to the individual. As an aside they say the graders should start on the roads within a week or two as they have had bugger all rain in the last month and hope to be up and running by Easter. Got the van packed and ready to go "Yeehaa"
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 19:08

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 19:08
Good news there Ray,

We are leaving Adelaide on the 10th May and will be in Kununurra Sat 17th, all going well. Then it is up to the Gods whether GRR is open.

Sounds like the wet season may be finishing "on time" this year:-)

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Follow Up By: Member Ray M (QLD) - Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 19:17

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 19:17
Hi Bill, The river crossing is still 900 deep and a big sand bar in the middle but hopefully all good when you get there, May see you up that way, look out for EO Tyre cover on back of van and driving 150 series Silver Prado Cheers Ray
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Reply By: Member - Michael P (QLD) - Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 19:11

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 19:11
Ray Hi,
There is no reason why not to. The only problem that I have had doing the same thing a couple of years ago, some kids turned the gas off at the bottles. They are now locked inside the boot. (NO not the kids).
Left my van at Drysdale as well,a good move You will enjoy the trip.
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Follow Up By: Member Ray M (QLD) - Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 19:20

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 19:20
G'day Mike, I reckon I will wait and see how much tucker we need to keep cold while away. yeah really looking forward to it all and planning to be away about 3 months, can't wait Cheers Ray
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Reply By: Member - Bruce and Di T (SA) - Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 20:16

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 20:16
If the van is not being moved then how different is that from when camping and having to use gas full time? Perfectly safe I would believe just as it is when camping and not moving.

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Follow Up By: Member Ray M (QLD) - Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 20:25

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 20:25
Hi Di, yeah just a bit concerned if away from van for up to a week, things could go a bit pear shaped if no one is keeping tabs on it that's all Cheers Ray
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Reply By: bluefella - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 07:54

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 07:54
If you have enough gas in the bottle it would not be a problem.
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Reply By: WBS - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 08:33

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 08:33
My interpretation of you question is that you intend to park the van at Drysdale and leave it there while you gallivant around seeing stuff. If that is right then I don't see any problem leaving the caravan with the fridge running on gas. I do it quite often.

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