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klutchdust

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Posted: 03/07/18 10:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

enblethen wrote:

I would be installing a factory manufactured item such as Extend a Stay/Flow or Camco unit rather then a home made item.



My piece was put together by a experienced propane sales company VS an extend a stay that is manufactured who knows where. Their website makes no mention of being made in the USA.
Don't understand your post, how it adds anything to the OP issue.

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klutchdust wrote:

MDKMDK wrote:

If you wanted to have something like this "professionally engineered" where or who would be qualified and who would actually be willing and able to perform the work? An RV dealership? Camping World?
I asked a propane supply outfit for something similar. Wanted to add a shutoff valve to my T connection between the main tank valve and the regulator, so I could turn off the gas to the grill line, without shutting off the gas to the regulator/coach. I asked a major Michigan propane supplier if they would do something like this, and they declined because it was an "RV application". They told me they aren't qualified/certified to work on mobile applications or something like that. They had no problem making me up high pressure hoses/fittings, but wouldn't touch the actual plumbing.



My unit required me to turn off the main valve at the tank, remove the existing line from the tank, screw in the new fitting to the tank and then refasten the gas line to the new fitting. Turn on, s l o w l y and then check for leaks with soapy water. My new hose plugs into a connector that is similar to plugging in an air tool to air line then turning the valve to feed gas into the line.
Got an adjustable wrench and some silicone tape, it's easy. Have you called a mobile RV mechanic? The propane people are overdramatizing this. Don't the propane people go out and hook tanks to people's homes?

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If you look closely you can see the regulator was originally connected to the tank.These are all basic gas connectors that a reputable propane service center would carry. If I were to remove this fitting I could easily reconnect the regulator as it is on a rubber line with room to play with. I don't think I actually had to use tape for the fittings, they were taped already and the new fittings are the standard connectors. So, if you can hook a new line to your fuel tank on your BBQ you can hook this up. Checking for leaks is important.
Camping world i would avoid.


That was the plan. My Sunstar had the same setup (except mine was a threaded fitting with a cap, as opposed to your quick connect w/shutoff valve fitting) added by the dealership where I bought it. The same dealer said it would be too difficult to add similar fittings to the 2018 View/Navion model propane plumbing because of the tank location nestled underneath inside the frame, away from the perimeter of the coach. I guess Winnebago had some space available there and though it would be a good idea to put the propane tank there, without adding a BBQ grill pigtail or extend-a-stay adapter and extending it to an exterior storage compartment or other readily accessible location. I can probably get underneath (when the new rig arrives) and have a look at said "very difficult" setup, and assess it for myself. If it does look beyond my limited capabilities, I'm going to have to get it done somewhere, and that is my quandary. The propane shops I've asked won't touch it because it's on a vehicle. (I find that odd)

EDIT: The mobile RV mechanic idea might work, I think there's one around here. Yes, my dealer and the propane people are in drama mode, but probably more like in @$$ covering mode, too. No one wants to take a chance and then getting sued. Yes, they do hook tanks and lines and fittings up to people's houses, as far as I know, which is why I find that one odd. Maybe I can take the rig to the propane guys and have them show me what to do, but I'll actually do the work. Or, at least get them to make the fittings and give me some basics on how to, and what not to do. It's all common sense stuff, but would be nice to have someone with more experience watching/coaching over my shoulder. Thanks for the input.

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Posted: 03/07/18 11:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

To answer the OPs question without personal input, he needs a POL connections coming off the high pressure side of regulator.


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Good morning to all from central FL. Snowbirding to the end of the month. Its been a long time since I have been on this site. UUUUMMMMM, I must do better.
What I did: I put the Extend a Stay between the tank shut off and the regulator. Then put a quick disconnect fitting on the Extend a Stay. I can hook the 10' hose to it, run it to the back of tne MH, I have a class C. That end of the hose is connected to a Automatic switch over regulator, which has two ports on it. Now I can have two tank hooked to the system. When one runs empty it automatically switches to the full tank. Don't run out of propane in the middle of the night when using the furnace. I just keep an eye on the tanks and when one is empty and the regulator switched to the full tank, I turn the knob to the side with full tank and now I can take the empty tank and get it refilled. Always have propane in the line When using the bbq pit, I disconnect the tank that is not feeding propane to the line and when done with the bbq pit just hook up the tank back to the system. Been using this for two years now with no issues.
I try to make everything as simple as possible to use. At first I did the one tank hooked to the Extend a Stay, but when I ran out of propane in the middle of the night and the unit got cold because the furnace would not run and I had to go outside and switch over from the stand alone tank to the one on the MH, I decided that something else needed to be done. Did not want any more night time trips to change the tanks over. Works well for me. A frienda and I did the work. With all the fittings, hoses, autoswitch over regulatorand what not, I probably spent $450.00. Well worth the money. My friend who is on the site next to me, uses one tank to hook to the Extend a Stay, and I con't remember how many times this winter here in FL he has run out of propane and had to come outside and turn off the stand a lone tank and turn on the MH tank because the rig got cold. And his wife does not like that. And she certainly makes sure he knows it.[emoticon]


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Posted: 03/10/18 09:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't forget that some of the fittings have left-hand threads. "Usually" if the hex nut has grooves cut into the flats that means left-hand threads, "Righty Loosie & Lefty Tightie"

That sure sound awkward!


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Eastpointe, IT SURE DOES

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