LP Leak Down Guage

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  1. Flyboy

    Flyboy New Member

    I recently discovered 4 high-pressure LP leaks between the vapor valve and the regulator on our Alegro Bus. Pipe dope had dried...not a good thing! On our previous motorhome there was a low pressure LP gauge located behind the refrigerator (outside access) and mounted in-line with the gas line. It had a rotating bezel with a red needle that could be set to match the gauge needle. It was great for leakdown testing of the LP system. (Turn off all LP appliances, set the red needle, turn off the main valve at the tank and check for a drop in pressure...the red needle made it easy at it did not move). This was great! Always there, always ready if a leak was suspected or just for preventitive maintenance.

    Here's my problem, I have been unable to find one of these gauges. About 10 years ago I seen one at a RV parts store for $6. I would appreciate any help in locating one of these guages, or info on alternative gauges that would be appropriate. Thanks! :)
  2. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    LP Leak Down Guage

    I will look in my catalog tomorrow, but I don't remember seeing what you describe.
  3. Browzin

    Browzin New Member

    LP Leak Down Guage

    Found what you are wanting in a Winnebago parts book P.N. 065741-01-000 .Now I'm not sure if you would have to order it from Winnebago or if you can get it from a dealership.
    Hope this helps.
  4. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    LP Leak Down Guage

    I found one that threads onto a new cylinder with the acme threads. It won't go in-line like you are looking for. Glad someone else found it.
  5. Flyboy

    Flyboy New Member

    LP Leak Down Guage

    Thanks to both of you for your input. I was unable to locate anything via the part number. However, I emailed Winnebage Parts, described the gauge and included the part number. I really hope this comes through as it is a very quick and simple test of your low pressure LP system. Thanks again!
    Happy Holidays!
  6. Flyboy

    Flyboy New Member

    LP Leak Down Guage

    I have followed the leads and no one has the gauge. I'm sure there's a Winniebago scrap yard somewhere! Still looking for help. Thanks to all...
  7. Browzin

    Browzin New Member

    LP Leak Down Guage

    Sorry, the part # that I posted for the gauge was from a 1999 winnebago/Itasca parts book that came with my 99 Itasca. I figured they would still carry them.

    Here is a list salvage yards that you can try.

    RV Salvage yards Across the country



    http://www.rvaccessories.com/ Great for advice all RV issues


    http://www.usedrvparts.com good source for new RV parts as well

    All Auto Truck Recycle, Rancho Cordova, CA (800) 477-3086 vehicle parts
    incl. MH.

    All Rite Exteriors - 1500 Shelton, Hollister, CA 95023 (800) 262-6541. Collision-repair parts for all types RV exteriors.

    Arizona RV Salvage, Phoenix, (602) 272-0301 appliances, plumbing, A/C,
    lights, windows, doors, holding tanks, hubs, rotors, axles, running gears,
    rear ends, will ship nationwide http://www.azrvinc.com

    Bill's RV - Elkhart, IN (219) 522-1569 - Salvage yard.

    Boeing Surplus
    20651 84th Ave. S.
    Kent, WA 98032
    (206) 393-4065
    Surplus aluminum sheeting, honeycomb insulation and mylar. Large quantity
    orders call, Jon Thurman at (206) 393-4049.

    Bontrager’s RV Surplus Parts - e-mail address: surplus@inetplus.net
    18719 E. US 12, White Pigeon, MI 49099
    (269) 483-7017, FAX, (269) 483-7786.
    (This is a SURPLUS outlet and not RV Salvage)
    Refrigerators, ranges, hot water heaters, furnaces, awnings, rubber roofing materials, generators, RV furniture (sofas, seats, upholstery fabric).

    Brandon Auto Salvage, Balrico FL (800) 282-7462 all types of RV parts for
    all types of RV

    Camper & Recreation Inc.
    Rt. 1 Box 238
    Loyal, WI 54446
    (715) 255-8142
    Replacement canvas tops. Will manufacture canvas for any folding trailer even
    without pattern if old canvas is available.

    Canvas Replacements
    S.H. 2419 Hwy 98
    Loyal, WI 54446
    (715) 255-9332
    Canvas replacements for any type of RV.

    Cherokee RV Salvage
    5050 Humboldt
    Denver, CO 80216
    local # (303) 295-3433
    "We are the largest RV Parts and Salvage company in North America

    Colaw RV Parts & Salvage http://www.colawrvsalvage.com
    10389 Cimarron Rd.
    Carthage, MO 64836
    (417) 548-2125, (417) 358-4640
    Actively dismantling hundreds of damaged RVs for the purpose of reselling
    used RV parts.

    Cooper RV Salvage, Elkhart, (219) 293-3027 all types of parts for all
    types of RV

    D.T.I. Inc. Parts Unlimited
    304 1/2 N. Main
    Middlebury, IN 46540
    (800) 289-0919, (219) 825-5858.
    Reconditioned/Scratch and dent appliances. RV appliance parts.

    Economy Used RV Parts
    #8 1678 W. Superstition
    Apache Jct., AZ 85220
    (800) 224-2601, (520) 982-2678.
    Salvage and surplus. Discount Prices/Obsolete Parts. Used-New-Reconditioned.

    Electrex - 108 E. Sherman, Hutchinson, KS 67501 (316) 669-9966. Custom manufacturing of electrical wiring harnesses, electrical assemblies, switch panels, clock panels and misc. electrical devices for vans and RVs.

    Elkhart Surplus Salvage, 28301 US33
    West Elkhart, In 46516 (219) 295-8903

    Factory RV Surplus
    1537 W. Bristol
    Elkhart, IN

    Foreign Engine Service - 5811 S. E. JohnsonCreek Boulevard, Portland, OR 97206 (503) 771-2526, (800) 349-3778. Parts and repairs for the LeSharo and Phasar motorhomes. Toll-free parts and help line. Available stock for almost anything that is drivetrain related -- including transmissions, engines and most all-related components.

    Graber Industries Inc. - 19100 Fairchilds Road, Constantine, MI 49042 (616) 279-5288. Obsolete and new RV parts and supplies as well as building materials, carpeting and plumbing.

    Gundie’s Inc.
    1283 Mt. Baker Hwy.
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    (800) 444-4344, (360) 733-5036
    Large number of rebuildable RVs, auto recycling center, appliances, all types
    of parts for all types of RVs.

    Harmony Enterprises - 704 Main Ave. N., Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886-6666. Components available for any Harmony Ent. roof-lift system. Heco camper canvases are available for Palomino, Puma, Trade Winds, Winnebago and many more.

    Holiday RV Super Stores Inc. - Specializing in vintage Airstream and Holiday Rambler parts.
    Orlando, FL (407) 351-3096; Tampa, FL (813) 622-8777; N. Ft. Myers, FL (941) 731-2266; Forest Park, GA (404) 362-9559; Greer, SC (864) 877-8218; Orlando, FL (407) 363-9211; Roseville, CA (916) 782-3178; Bakersfield, CA (805) 831-5451; Las Cruces, NM (505) 523-0715.

    Howell’s RV Appliance Repair - 1162 Greenfield Dr., El Cajon, Ca. 92021 (619) 441-0066. New, used and reconditioned RV appliances.

    Huckaby's Recreational Vehicle Salvage
    1293 NW 50 Highway
    Holden Mo., 64040
    email: carhuck@swbell.net

    Icke's RV Surplus, Montpilier, IN, (317) 728-5668
    Raymond Ickes Supplies
    701 W Huntington St
    Montpelier, IN 47359
    (765) 728-5668
    New/Surplus RV parts, 29 years in business, 4 warehouses. UPS nationwide

    Inland RV Parts and Service - 391 Elizabeth Lane, Corona, CA 91720 (800) 877-7311. Parts for older Airstream trailers.

    LA Porte’s Parts Dist. - 2444 N. Fifth St., Hartsville, SC 29550 (803) 332-0191. Unique inventory of new and obsolete heating, air conditioning and appliance parts; Duo therm, Coleman etc. Wholesale only - Please have your dealer contact them for you.

    K and A Enterprizes
    RV & Camping Accessories, Parts, Equipment & Supplies for all types of Campers
    City, State: Livonia, Michigan 48152
    Local Phone: 248-427-0383
    Email: kandaenterprizes@yahoo.com

    Kloiber Auto Recycling
    trucks, 4x4`s, vans, campers/rv`s,
    City, State: Holand, New York 14080
    Local Phone: 716-655-4012
    Toll Free: 800-821-1399
    Fax: 716-655-3414
    Email: kloibersauto@aol.com

    Mather Auto Wrecking/Mather's Auto Dismantlers
    4095 Happy Ln
    Sacramento, CA 95827
    (800) 822-6110, (916) 366-8211
    We buy Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Mitsubishi wrecks. Specialize in Dodge
    motor homes.

    Midwest Salvage Inc.
    We cater to the recreational vehicle business
    1700 N State Road 5
    Shipshewana, IN 46565
    (219) 768-4884 http://www.midwest-salvage.com/

    National Recovery Service
    PO Box 310
    3241 Leonard Dr
    Liberty, NC 27298
    (800) 903-7285, (336) 622-7285
    Rebuilds damaged RVs. Engines, nose/tail cones, differentials, transmissions
    and other new and old hard-to-find parts.

    Quality Coach (Div. Rec Ve Inc.) - Stump Road & Commerce Dr., Montgomeryville, PA 18936 (215) 643-2211. Appliances, interiors, brakes and hitches as well as other parts available for Cortez, Dodge RV chassis, FMC, Revcon and others.

    Rexhall`s Overstock
    windows, kwikee steps, cabinet doors, heavyduty tag axles for ford and chevy
    City, State: Lancaster, California 93534
    Local Phone: 661-726-0565
    Toll Free: 877-566-8674
    Fax: 661-726-5813
    Email: Billr@Rexhall.com

    RVs Corp. - Recreational Vehicle Services, RR #2M140, Morgan Hill, CA 95037; (800) 821-2266, (408) 779-3173. Parts available for 1973-76 FMC 2900R all molds, tooling, dies, fixtures, large parts inventory. Original parts and services and owners manuals.

    RV Doctor George
    1142 Dixieanne Avenue
    Sacramento CA 95815
    Office (916) 927-7837
    Fax (916) 927-3866
    Email: doc@rvdoctorgeorge.com

    RV Recyclers
    3391 Fitzgerald, Ste B
    Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
    (916) 635-9303, FAX (916) 635-3776, 1-888-635-9303
    All used parts from 1990 and newer stock; refrigerators, generators,
    furnaces, waste tanks, windows and more. Reconditioned and new available
    also. 90-Day exchange available. Open 7 days/week. Ship nationwide.

    RV Specialist Inc. 11865 SW Hwy 54 Augusta, KS. 67010
    316-775-3098 RV Skin material & installation ser.

    RV Surplus Salvage
    1400 W. Bristol Street
    Elkhart, IN 46514

    Shaw & Co.
    6374 State Rd. 303
    Albuquerque, NM 87105
    (505) 877-8949
    Mainly trailers and large appliances.

    Singleton RV Salvage and Sales
    383 Nelson Rd.
    Rochester, WA (360) 273-9566
    Sinks, fridges, stoves, lights, awnings, roof air, propane tanks, axles, body parts, doors, windows, jacks, and much more. Open four days a week: Thur., Fri., Sat. and Sun.

    Southweat Wheel - Trailer parts
    Lubbock and Dallas, TX

    State Line Salvage
    51027-2 St. Rd. 13
    Middlebury, IN 46540
    (219) 825-7540
    Van seats, tires, VCRs, TVs, drink trays, consoles and misc. van/RV

    Vanderhaag's, Inc.
    3809 4th Ave. W.
    Spencer, IA 51301
    (800) 831-5164, (712) 262-7000
    Oshkosh and Winnebago surplus parts, plus new and rebuilt engines,
    transmissions, rearends, wheels, manifolds and rotors. Installation available
    on all parts. Free mailer available.

    Walt's RV Surplus
    16616 Valley Blvd.
    Fontana, CA 92335
    (909) 823-0563, FAX (909) 823-8515
    New/Surplus RV parts. Specializing in Fleetwood, as well as National and
    Cobra RVs., CA (909) 823-0563

    Weller Auto
    2525 Chicago Dr.
    Grand Rapids, MI 49509 (616) 538-5000, FAX (616) 538-4159
    Wrecked RVs - gas/diesel. Specializing in driveline components, new and
    rebuilt motorhome driveshafts, used engines, used/rebuilt transmissions,
    brakes, rotors, drums, Chrysler exhaust manifolds, ratio changes and axles.
    Also, generators, appliances, roof airs, glass.

    WINNEBAGO Surplus & General Store - P.O. Box 152, Forest City, IA 50436-0152; (515) 582-6935, FAX (515) 582-6958. Store Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5 & Sat. 8-12.

    Window Components Mfg. Inc. - (800) 382-9541, (305) 688-2521
  8. Flyboy

    Flyboy New Member

    LP Leak Down Guage

    Thanks for the wonderful referral list. I have printed a copy of that just to keep in the MH. I have started contacting many of the vendors. Hopefully I'll get a positive hit on my request. Thanks again for the help. :)

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