RV Propane Questions Q&A

Tony FlammiaRV Tech Tips, Tech Tip Tuesdays

Welcome back to another riveting episode of Todd’s Two-Minute Tech Tip Tuesday, your go-to source for unraveling the complexities of RV maintenance, proudly presented by the esteemed National RV Training Academy. Before we delve into today’s propane-themed inquiries, a friendly reminder to hit that subscribe button to stay abreast of all the latest insights from the world of RV technology. Now, let’s dive into the heart of the matter!

This week, Todd fields a pair of propane-related questions from inquisitive RV enthusiasts, addressing common concerns and shedding light on the nuances of propane usage and safety. With his characteristic blend of expertise and wit, Todd navigates through the intricacies of transporting propane tanks and troubleshooting propane-powered appliances.

The first question comes from a user with a somewhat cryptic username, prompting Todd to share a lighthearted quip about password security. Nonetheless, the query raises an important issue: Is it safe to transport an empty 100-pound propane tank horizontally? Todd delves into the physics of propane expansion and the role of pressure relief valves, highlighting the importance of transporting propane tanks in the upright position to prevent potential safety hazards. While an empty tank may not pose the same risks as a full one, Todd emphasizes the importance of adhering to safety protocols and DOT regulations when handling propane equipment.

Next up, Todd tackles a puzzling conundrum regarding an Atwood SL DTIC water heater that mysteriously ceases to function when the access panel is closed. Drawing upon his vast experience, Todd explores potential causes, ranging from airflow restrictions to loose connections and corrosion. With a keen eye for detail, Todd guides viewers through a systematic troubleshooting process, urging them to inspect for signs of obstruction or faulty wiring. Armed with practical advice and insightful tips, Todd empowers RV owners to diagnose and resolve common propane-related issues with confidence.