Propane safety imageAhh, summer. Time for RV owners to head out on the highway, explore their favorite places and find some new ones.

And what better way to power all that cross-country fun than with portable, economical propane? It can provide the energy for all your appliances so your RV is as comfortable as your home.

But before you hit the open road, check your RV propane system to make sure your ride will be safe.

  1. Check your cylinders, brackets, and holding mechanisms. If they're rusted or corroded, you'll need to replace them.
  2. Have a certified technician check your system once a year. They'll check for potentially dangerous leaks and other malfunctions and give you peace of mind.
  3. Inspect your appliances. Make sure the connections are not damaged and everything is in good working order.
  4. Keep a working fire extinguisher handy and make sure your RV has operational carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.
  5. Make sure exterior vents are clear of debris.

And as always, before you hit the road, review your plan for what to do if you smell gas. If it happens in your RV, pull over, shut off all burners, extinguish all open flames (that includes your cigarette!), and turn the gas off, if you can do so safely. Open doors and windows to ventilate the area. Get as far away from the vehicle as you can and call 911. Do not re-start the RV until a technician has inspected your propane system.

Follow these tips and have a great road trip!

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