RV Safety Tips and Information

For more information, contact:
Shelby L. Metzger

Harrisburg, PA – Millions of Americans will enjoy the benefits, comfort and flexibility of Recreational Vehicle (RV) living this summer with PROPANE being a vital component of most RV energy systems.

The Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association offers the following tips to streamline safety checks and maintenance for your RV’s Propane system.

  • Before each trip, check exterior vents and clear any insects, twigs or other debris that may restrict venting.
  • If you plan to use portable Propane appliances, such as a generator or heater, make sure you provide for proper ventilation per the owner’s manual.
  • Make sure your RV has at least one Class BC fire extinguisher and operational propane, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.  EXIT THE VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY IF ANY OF THESE DETECTORS GO OFF.
  • Never attempt to repair any propane-related component yourself.  Have your system inspected at least annually by a trained propane marketer/technician. They can better detect incorrect tank pressure, leaks and other potential hazards and address them properly.

Take a few moments to review the guide for more tips – Propane and Your Recreational Vehicle Guide.  We recommend keeping a copy in your RV along with sharing these tips with your family, traveling companions and neighbors.

“The Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association is dedicated to educating and training our RV friends on propane safety.” said Shelby Metzger, Executive Director for PAPGA. “Contact your local propane marketer with any questions or if you need service.”

“For more propane safety information and to access the Interactive Consumer Safety Modules, please visit our website – PApropane.com.  I recommend downloading our free smartphone app and also urge you to follow us on our various social networking platforms,” said Metzger. “Thank you for taking the time to view this important safety information.  Have a safe and fantastic summer.”

The Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association is a member-focused trade association providing services that communicate, educate and promote the propane industry in Pennsylvania. The association was formed in 1947 to offer opportunities to learn through training and networking with peers, and to aid with legislative issues that contribute to operating a safe and successful industry.

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RV Safety Tips and Information