June 8, 2018 – More and more families are spending summer holidays on the road with their Recreational Vehicles (RVs) including campers, travel trailers and motorhomes. In an RV, propane is commonly used for furnaces, fridges, water heaters, barbecues and ranges.
Blossman Gas is reminding RV users to get their propane systems checked by certified technicians before heading out on the road and to review these important checklist items.
Top Tips for RV and Propane Safety Before You Hit the Road
- Inspect propane cylinders and hold-down brackets for signs of rust, corrosion, fatigue, or wear. For permanently installed tanks, check the brackets and mounting hardware as well.
- Clear debris from exterior vents: sticks, dust, twigs, insects or other items that may restrict venting.
- Store any additional propane cylinders securely in an upright and ventilated area.NEVER store a propane cylinder inside your RV.
- Make sure any connections to the propane tank are not frayed or damaged.
- Check for functioning propane, carbon monoxide, and smoke detectors, and make sure a fire extinguisher is readily available.
- Have a trained service technician inspect the propane system at least once a year in order to detect potential dangers.