Using Propane Safely In Your RV

Propane can be used in many ways in your RV. It can be used to heat the cabin, the water, power the refrigerator, power your generator and cook your food, but if you don’t follow a few safety precautions, it can also put your family in a great deal of danger.

Tank Inspections

Your propane tanks will need to be recertified every few years. Between those certifications, you should inspect the tank for any signs that they are unsafe to use. Look for dents and rusting, as well as if the nozzle doesn’t accept the hose easily. You should be able to tighten the connection by hand. If you have to use a wrench to tighten the connection, the nozzle needs to be replaced.


Propane tanks are now to be equipped with nozzles that prevent overfilling. The propane tank must have enough open space inside it to expand. If …

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