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tigtig

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Posted: 02/11/21 02:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi, I have a 2002 Fleetwood Discovery, I want to connect external propane tank so I don't have to pack up and drive to fill the internal tank. I'm not sure what type connector to get. Can someone Please Help.
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Posted: 02/11/21 03:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Where is your tank? Some Fleetwood pushers have it in the center of the coach with a fill port in small hatch.
Normally you would get an Extend-a-stay kit. If your tank is in center of coach don't know how the kit would work.
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If the tank outlet valve and regulator are where you can get at 'em the Extend-a-stay type adapter is your #1 choice
The link shows the actual adapter. The full kit Comes with both a 10' Tank to grill hose (The Grill end has the same fitting as the top of a "Throw-away" bottle as does the OUT port on the "X" fitting)

And a 5' "Tank to RV" hose that fits the inlet port on the "X" adapter.

The inlet has a small (about a quarter inch) brass threaded hole.

One of the first "modifications" I made to my RV 15 years ago and used both of the extra fittings (Grill side and external tank side)

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Low pressure propane fittings are common on RVs and you may need to remove the BBQ regulator as the use of 2 regulators may give inconsistent propane pressure.

This is my high pressure adapter with a El (for hose routing considerations) and a shutoff valve. The top external tank port is for an additional external tank. The BBQ connector is the standard 1lb 1" screw on propane bottle type.

Low pressure propane fittings are common on RVs and you may need to remove the BBQ regulator as the use of 2 regulators may give inconsistent propane pressure.
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Hoses with the standard 1” screw on adapters are available. And an adapter for the standard BBQ regulator fitting are available. Propane stores can also make custom length hoses however I use 1 or 2 12' hoses as needed.

Here are the parts that connect to any grill with a external tank port.
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Yes my tank is centered under the RV, with the fill port on the back right of the RV, behind door

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It is still possible to use extend--stay. The hoses would have to stay in place. Installation would have to be done so has to protect them.

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I changed out one of my 30 lb hoses to a 5 footer. when i want to attach it to my 100 lb tank i just unscrew the green coupler and screw it onto the big tank. i got the 5 footer with the green hose as it more flexible during cold weather where as the black hose is stiff. and it is easy to wind up when using the 30 pounder.

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