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Posted: 09/03/21 10:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It only takes a few years and those 2 gas lines that go to the 5 gallon tanks always get so stubborn hard. Aren't there any good quality ones anyone has found perhaps? It like they eventually might break getting so brittle.

I do not like things made low quality, could break open someday. Please help.

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There used to be a BBQ place on 82nd that custom made them, hometown hearth and grill, not sure if they're still around.

My current ones are valtera brand off Amazon, but they haven't seen really any active service as of yet, so not sure how long the rubber will last.

The hometown ones have been out in the weather since 2013 and still going strong.

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I think the stainless wrapped ones last a bit longer. But that just could be that the squirles dont chew on them.


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Posted: 09/04/21 08:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The LP hoses on my 1996 Layton TT are original and I really don't see any issues with them. Mainly because they are not exposed to direct sunlight.


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Mine are fine as well on my Host. They are 15 years old. I have no idea what brand they are. They are a green color.


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Posted: 09/04/21 09:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you are concerned about the plastic nut, get some hoses with the older style external (left handed) thread. These are all brass.


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Posted: 09/04/21 02:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good tips thank you all. I'm on my second set with this rig including the regulator, bought new in 03, this second set turned stubborn hard in a few years not in the sun.

HMS Beagle, I will look into that.

JoeChiOhkie, thank you also.

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covered wagon wrote:

this second set turned stubborn hard in a few years not in the sun.



Are you LP tanks out in the open in direct sunlight?

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I have also had problems with the pigtails. The first set hardened and in the cold especially I thought they were going to crack. They were about 5-6 years old at the time. After a few more years I had issues with one of the pigtails. I believe there is a safety shutoff that stopped working and jammed closed. The neoprene was also getting hard so I replaced both pigtails a second time.

Mine are in a closed compartment and not exposed to sun light.

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Posted: 09/04/21 07:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

specta wrote:

covered wagon wrote:

this second set turned stubborn hard in a few years not in the sun.



Are you LP tanks out in the open in direct sunlight?


Mine are also inside a closed compartment with a tray that pulls out.

Got them filled today ready for fall camping. Camping season starts real soon.

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