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Posted: 08/03/22 11:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Am I missing something I have a propane line at the rear of the camper for hook up of barbecue I bought the hose hooked everything up the line is turned on but I cannot light the barbecue it's like there is no propane do I need something else?


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Are you using a BBQ with it's own pressure regulator?


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Posted: 08/03/22 11:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Posted: 08/03/22 11:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Its more complicated than just buying a hose and hooking up to it.

Perhaps post the brand and model of BBQ plus if it is one that came with RV or one you had laying around..

Pictures would be most helpful for folks to identify potential issues.

The hose you bought, did it have a quick disconnect coupler?

Or did you buy a generic air (ones you would use for air compressors and air tools) quick disconnect coupler?

Reason I as is a propane disconnect may look like an air coupler, but it is not 100% compatible with propane coupler. There are differences between the two and the air coupler may not seat correctly either not opening the safety valve or a potential leak.

Now, generically, if you have a "aftermarket" BBQ that didn't come with the RV and that BBQ is designed to hook up to a 20 lb or 1 lb cylinder there are some complications you will run into.

Number 1 complication is the BBQ designed for 1 lb and 20 lb cylinders will already have a high pressure to low pressure regulator. Generally what some folks have done is remove the regulator on the BBQ but this doesn't always work 100% on all BBQs.

Your RV propane lines will already have a high pressure to low pressure regulator at the cylinders. Low pressure propane is required by the gas appliances on board.

In this case, feeding low pressure into a high pressure regulator results in the BBQ not getting enough or any propane.

You need to know if the coupler on the RV supplies high pressure propane or low pressure propane.. Generally though a fair chance the line you are connecting to is already regulated to low pressure but you may wish to trace the line back to the cylinders where the regulator is to be sure.

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Okay the line on the camper with the quick connect is low pressure the regulator is at the cylinder the barbecue has its own high to low regulator so that's why it's not lighting do they make a low pressure regulator that I can put into this aftermarket barbecue

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Okay I think I have it I need to get a different barbecue that will hook into the low pressure line this barbecue has the high to low regulator and also the temperature adjustment on top of it so I don't believe I'll be able to use this on the camper low pressure line thank you very much

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You probably don't need a second regulator. Can you remove the regulator from the bbq and just connect the bbq hose to the quick connect?


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jergeod wrote:

Okay I think I have it I need to get a different barbecue that will hook into the low pressure line this barbecue has the high to low regulator and also the temperature adjustment on top of it so I don't believe I'll be able to use this on the camper low pressure line thank you very much


As long as you are using the RVs regulated propane line, there is no need for an additional regulator at the BBQ. The BBQ and RV regulator should have nearly identical output pressure.

Some BBQs the regulator is removable from the hose, some not.

Here is a pix of my home BBQ which is not removable from the hose.

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In my case, I would have to follow the hose from the regulator to where the hose connects..

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Which is at the valve manifold on the BBQ..

Unscrew the hose connection and remove the BBQ hose and regulator and install new hose with quick disconnect for the RV propane line.

Note, you cannot connect the BBQ directly to any high pressure propane source using the hose without the regulator!!!

Initial test, I would make sure you have the BBQ not mounted to the RV and a bit of distance just in case things goes sideways.

Might want to use a match on a long match holder or a lighter with long reach for the first light to keep hands, arms and face at a safer distance..

On edit..

Forgot to mention, if you are one of the lucky ones to have a regulator with the burner flame adjustment and shut off, you are out of luck.. You would not have any way to turn off the gas nor control the burner output.

That is one of the reasons I mentioned posting a pix with make and model of your BBQ..

* This post was edited 08/03/22 01:10pm by Gdetrailer *

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jergeod wrote:

Okay I think I have it I need to get a different barbecue that will hook into the low pressure line this barbecue has the high to low regulator and also the temperature adjustment on top of it so I don't believe I'll be able to use this on the camper low pressure line thank you very much


If you tell us what kind of BBQ you have someone will direct you to an adapter that will replace your regulator if one is available. Or at least tell you where to look and what to look for. You may not need a different BBQ.

Here's a place to start: adapters for grill


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jergeod wrote:

Okay I think I have it I need to get a different barbecue that will hook into the low pressure line this barbecue has the high to low regulator and also the temperature adjustment on top of it so I don't believe I'll be able to use this on the camper low pressure line thank you very much


Oops, I missed that in my last post..

Correct, no way of removing or bypassing the combination regulator with burner valve [emoticon]

Personally, I am more of a Charcoal and wood fan and prefer that over the gas.. I made removable charcoal pans for my BBQs so when I am not in a hurry I can use Charcoal mixed with some Maple or Oak.. If in a hurry I can remove the pan and light up the propane..

But yes, you will need to find a BBQ that has burner controls separate from the regulator..

Something like this..

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Found At Amazon for $129..

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