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Old 09-05-2015, 09:24 AM   #1
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Ok, camping this weekend and turn on the gas at the lp tank. I hear the gas running, which is abnormal. The only thing that I need gas for is the water heater (Girard). I take the cover off of the regulator and smell gas. I run my finger around the regulator and find the leak at the bottom of the regulator on the seam. This is the second regulator that has gone bad on me. First one a couple of months after I bought coach and the dealer replaced. I've got a spare camco, but will wait until I get home to change it. Has anyone else experienced these failures?



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Old 09-05-2015, 11:15 AM   #2
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I haven't experienced it, but I read about it. I would search for a Fisher regulator. Not cheap but good.

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Old 09-08-2015, 06:43 PM   #3
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Yes. I went thru several before I finally got one that lasts. I also started opening the valve very slowly just cracking it until I hear the diaphragm pressurize.
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Yes. I went thru several before I finally got one that lasts. I also started opening the valve very slowly just cracking it until I hear the diaphragm pressurize.

Edgewant, which brand did you finally end up with?

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Old 09-08-2015, 08:35 PM   #5
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Same as the original. Cavagna. Used one Camco and it didn't last very long either.
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Old 09-09-2015, 04:36 AM   #6
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Thanks. Got a camco as a spare and was going to put it on, but may now try another brand.


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Old 09-09-2015, 01:27 PM   #7
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I'm on my 3rd, so far so good. The first (Camco) was a blown diaphragm probably from filling the tank. The second (Camco) leaked at the bottom seam of the regulator, the one I have now (Fisher) so far so good! I've had this one for about 6 months and have had no problems.
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:45 PM   #8
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OK, I'm not feeling as bad now. My first two were leaking at the seams. May look at a fisher for number three and keep the camco as a spare. Not only lost the reg, but also 1/4 tank lp.

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Old 09-09-2015, 02:39 PM   #9
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This is the one mine was replaced with!! Click image for larger version

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Just curious as to age of campers. Not mentioned that I see. if new that could be a problem. Later RJD
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Just curious as to age of campers. Not mentioned that I see. if new that could be a problem. Later RJD

2014 Berkshire. Bought in late July 2013. First reg. failed in Sept 2013.

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This is the one mine was replaced with!! Attachment 88217Attachment 88218

That's the one that just failed on me.

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Old 09-09-2015, 08:15 PM   #13
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2014 that was 3 months old when it went out, going on 2 yrs old now & still working fine. I also bought a spare online.
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After reading all the problems everyone has I'am glad I own a 2010 39'9 BH haven't had any problems this difficult. I leave my gas on all the time, no leaks and still no problem!


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2014 Berk first one went out after about 3 mts


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Old 09-10-2015, 04:54 PM   #16
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I have had mine for three years now. It makes me wonder why all the failures. Could it be that some type of debris was in some of the LP tanks? I just have never seen so many reported failures.



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I have had mine for three years now. It makes me wonder why all the failures. Could it be that some type of debris was in some of the LP tanks? I just have never seen so many reported failures.
It does make you wonder, Phil. Especially since these are not all the same brand that are failing.

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Has anyone contacted FR about the failures?


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I still have my original one, 2013.
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Old 09-11-2015, 04:44 AM   #20
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Has anyone contacted FR about the failures?


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I would imagine that they know about at least the first one on most of us if it was replaced under warranty. Mine was. Don't really think that this is a problem exclusive to Forest River, however.


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