Propane is a great source of energy for RVs due to its long shelf life, portability, and safety. It helps keep the camper warm, drinks cold, and water hot. Before you hit the road with your RV, prepare the propane tank and LP tank cover Canada and follow these tips.
Inspect Propane System
Check propane holding mechanisms and cylinders for any signs of fatigue, rust, wear and tear, or corrosion. Have a professional service technician inspect any problems. If you are adding some propane cylinders, see to it that you store them securely and upright. Put them in a spot that has ventilation, for example, in a in the battery box or a towed vehicle with open windows.
Have the propane system of your RV inspected every year by a service technician or licensed propane gas supplier. They will inspect the system for leakage, valves and fittings as well as certify that tanks are free from potential hazards like rust and dents.
Check The Propane-Operated Appliances
You need to inspect your RV appliances that are propane-operated, such as the furnace, stove, refrigerator, and other devices. See to it that the supply lines running from the propane tank to your appliances are functioning well. Make sure they do not rub against any sharp corners and edges. Check connections that lead to the propane appliances for damage or frays. Make sure your LP tank cover is the right match for the tank you are using.
Install Detectors And Maintain Them
It is important that your RV comes with one fire extinguisher along with smoke detectors, operational propane, and carbon monoxide. If there is a need to install or replace a new detector, make sure to follow the instructions of the manufacturer regarding maintenance, installation, and location. In case any detector goes off, leave the vehicle at once.
Never Do These Things with A Propane Tank
You do not need to paint your tank. LP tanks have the color white for a reason. In case you paint your tank, it can absorb sunlight easily, which can lead to overheating and hotter temperatures, or worst fires or tank explosions.
Even though your LP tank is off, avoid refueling at a gas station if there is another RV that is fueling. You may wait for them to leave, or you stop what you are doing and leave yourself. Gasoline vapors can be explosive and the vapor explosions are dangerous.
Never drive while your appliances with open flames are burning such as refrigerator or oven burners. Secure your tank by using an LP tank cover Canada.
After extended storage, inspect the vents and enclosed spaces around exhaust and intake vents before turning on the LP. This is to ensure that rodents and birds have not put their nests there.
Inspect the burners, vents, and tubes for rust, spider nests, and other problems. The LP smell attracts spiders, and usually clogs up the tubes when they nest. It is best to have the experts perform an inspection before you head out.