Propane problem


dgs331

New Member
I have a propane problem. I am parked in a permanent location so using the propane tank in my motorhome is not an option. I decided to hook up a 20# tank I could easily refill. I put a two stage regulator on the tank since I was bypassing the one on the built in tank. I get propane coming out of the hose from the 20# tank. I do not get any propane to the appliances. It should be a straight open line from the tank to any of the appliances but when I unhook the gas line from the refrigerator or the stove, there is no propane coming out. Has anyone experienced this or has any idea what could be happening?
 

dgs331

New Member
Hello dgs331. Take a look at this video and let me know if it helps:
Hi Cindy. Thanks for the video. Yes, I did watch this and did install the Extend A Stay device. I tried using that and even connecting the external tank directly to the main supply line. I get propane going into the supply line but not coming out at any of the appliances. I tried the tank with and without the two stage regulator. No change. I should have an open line from the tank to the appliances but I still have no gas.
 

dgs331

New Member
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Pretty simple setup. I tried the Extend A Stay but had no propane so I simply hooked straight into the main gas line going into the coach.
 

Cindy Hendricks

Administrator
Staff member
My hubby is an LP Tech. I showed it to him and he said it "looks" like it should work, but without being there it's hard to diagnose. Is there a mobile RV service company in your area that could come take a look at it?
 

dgs331

New Member
My hubby is an LP Tech. I showed it to him and he said it "looks" like it should work, but without being there it's hard to diagnose. Is there a mobile RV service company in your area that could come take a look at it?
Yes but a visit is $300 for a diagnosis. I used him once and he got it wrong on an electrical issue.
 

Cindy Hendricks

Administrator
Staff member
Oh wow. I would look around and get recommendations from others. My guy is awesome and the pricing I feel is spot on.
 

dgs331

New Member
He is the only one near enough to come out. He had me replace the power inverter and it made no difference. The problem was the main power cord. I spent $700 for nothing. Thanks again for trying to help. This one has me stumped.
 

dgs331

New Member
It appears the gas flow is so small that it takes a very long time to reach an appliance. That has not been the case in the past.
 

Dalton Bourne

New Member
Steps to Hook Up an External Propane Tank to Your RV: The first step is looking for your motorhome’s permanent propane cylinder. Turn off the propane gas and remove the regulator cover (if any) before disconnecting the gas regulator from the tank. The next step, you should install a propane kit to connect a cylinder to your RV tank if your camper or trailer doesn't have one. The third step is connecting a hose between the tank and the propane adapter to hook up an external tank. The last step is to connect your fuel-powered appliance (a grill or an outdoor shower) to the correct port. Run a hose long enough to hook the fuel-powered appliance to the system. Ensure there are no leaks to prevent any accidents.
 
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glentlor

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There are two ways that you can use propane in your RV. You can convert your onboard generator to run on propane gas, or you have installed propane gas lines in your RV so you can use propane for cooking, keeping it warm inside, and using it as a fuel. refrigeration (propane has a volatile point of -43 degrees F).
 
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