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Old 07-09-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: California
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it wasn't Pismo Coast Village was it? I may have been there, You see I make these killer beans and...oh nevermind
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Is that common? We took a tour through a popular park in Pismo Beach that's right on the ocean and still the smell of propane was stifling Couldn't wait to get out of there to get a deep breath of clean air again. Is that what to expect if we were to park-hop?
Are you sure that it was Propane Gas and not "Methane Gas" from your spouse? You know we campers love to eat beans when we're on our little outings .
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:23 AM
 
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Default Propane Smell in Parks

We drove through a big RV park in Pismo Beach (the biggest---on the beach) and I was horrified by the smell of propane everywhere. Is this normal? I would think this is a health hazard, not to mention just annoying. I know RV's have to use propane, but is this just part of the RV life or is there something very amiss here?

Edit: It appears I asked this question about 4 years ago. New responses are welcome, however.
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Are you sure it's not sewer gas you're smelling comming from the septic systems. Sewer gas smell is common.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Also, chemical additives that some RV's use in fuel cause the exhaust to smell like sulfur/propane. It's hard to track down the omni-directional smell. Hope it goes away for you soon.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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I also believe what you are smelling is sewer gas. If it was propane gas and was strong enough for you to be smelling around the park, everyone's LP alarms would be sounding
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