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LONE-STAR
07-24-2008, 10:33 PM
Question for those who have a toy hauler. Have you ever hauled gas toys down the road and ran the propane fridge at the same time. My toy hauler dose not have a separate garage. Just don't want to tow a fire ball down I-10 :confused3 My golf carts are gas.

stacktester
07-25-2008, 01:02 AM
Question for those who have a toy hauler. Have you ever hauled gas toys down the road and ran the propane fridge at the same time. My toy hauler dose not have a separate garage. Just don't want to tow a fire ball down I-10 :confused3 My golf carts are gas.

When I had my Tailgator I'd turn the fridge off and put milk, etc in the freezer. If I was bringing a lot I'd bring a cooler. Not sure if it was really necessary and could cause a fire but didn't want to take a chance. My 5'er has a door between the garage area and the kitchen. I put 4 wheelers and a scooter in with no probs.

disney4dan
07-25-2008, 05:55 AM
I don't own one, but figure it would take a lot to get the fumes to build up that much AND get access to the pilot light.

Chances are pretty good that even if you got a fair amount of fumes in there, that you would stay below the lower explosive limit. With that said, can you empty the tanks and put some cans in the truck bed safely? Empty tanks would probably not carry enough to get to the LEL in a trailer that size.

I work in the environmental field, and have had to deal with gasoline releases from gas stations that sometimes (very rarely) got bad enough to get vapors into residential basements. In those cases, it was very rare that the fumes would ever get to a point of being flammable/explosive.

If you do this regularly, and would like some more comfort level, there are sensors that can be installed with automatic venting fans that could be installed. One that we installed was fairly cheap and was capable of venting a 1,200 sq. ft. house in a few minutes. These are meant for industrial applications, and I think are available through Grainger and/or LabSafety Supply.

There is also a cheap product you could put on your vent stack that is meant for RVs, called the Lil Stanker vent fan, which would continuously pull air through your waste tank and out the roof. In theory, that would keep some fresh air circulating into the trailer and help keep the fume concentrations down. That fan is under $50.

LONE-STAR
07-25-2008, 12:47 PM
Thanks for the replys. The trailer dose have to vents that are made to open when going down the road to keep fresh air moving through the trailer. One in the middle of the TT and one at the rear. One is on the left side and the other is on the right.

kc5grw
07-25-2008, 04:47 PM
Ever thought about rigging up a drain for the cart gas tank and emptying the tank and carrying the gas in the bed of the pickup? It'd take a little extra time on either end loading and unloading, but the piece of mind might be worth it. Not to mention that any kind of small leak and your gonna have that wonderful gas smell throughout the trailer.