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Old 02-21-2014, 09:51 PM   #11
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Tank is 24 gallon permanently mounted tank on MH. No easy way to switch that out.
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:52 PM   #12
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Just had a B. G. O ( blinding glimpse of the obvious...):
We are at a RV park in FL- 2 days ago a landscaper was cutting sites behind us when we smelled something like rotten eggs or cabbage - never even thought propane, just wondered "what the heck did they cut". Now I am feeling foolish realizing that that was likely when the regulator let go, if in fact it turns out to be the culprit, which is highly likely. Luckily nothing burned, blown, or damaged. Sure adds up - strong smell + empty tank.....
Your supplied info said (Location,NJ) tried to trick us? Youroo!!
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:00 PM   #13
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Yeah, I didn't look too closely at what you had. The rumours around here have been 30 lbs that are being swapped/snagged off TTs. I don't have to worry too much about mine. They're buried under 6' of snow where the drift got piled up against mine. Water damage come the thaw, maybe, but as long as I see that drift intact everytime I drive by I feel safe my tanks are safe.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:09 PM   #14
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I had a 23SS and installed some propane gauges to monitor the tanks. One was defective and completely drained a full 20lb tank. The other had some seriously restricted flow. Had to return them.

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There is a small, squarish device on the line just past the regulator that is hot to the touch. Is it supposed to be hot?
I'm still interested in knowing what the hot box was.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:11 PM   #15
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I'll get nomenclature off it tomorrow and send a picture if I can
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:34 PM   #16
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The hot box you are referring to is probably your shutoff solenoid. Your propane detector in the MH controls it. If the detector senses propane leak, it kills power to the solenoid and shuts off the propane at the tank. This solenoid is normally energized, so it does get pretty warm.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:41 PM   #17
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Ditto on the regulator. Was smelling propane while camping last fall (2 month old Berk). Thought it was the neighbor, but decided to just check the tank. Slow leak that you could hear and smell. Had it replaced under warranty, but ruined my weekend. The dealer said that it is normal for the solenoid to be hot. There have been several others that have had problems with leaking regulators.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:47 PM   #18
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Thanks to all for the replies. I have to breakdown to go get the tank filled again so I can find out what's leaking. (Big PITA!)
I'm hoping it is just the regulator since that is an easy fix. I just topped off on propane recently - likely be $100 to refill.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:35 PM   #19
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Had three regulators go bad in one year. One was IMO due to being overfilled on propane and having liquid getting to the regulator. There's another thread on that so I won't repeat that horror story. Got lucky on one, it actually failed while I was standing next to the motorhome. I've also learned that if you have shutoff your propane supply, when re-opening the valve it's best to open it slowly.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:57 PM   #20
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Is there a better regulator available to minimize the chances of failure? Anything else to do, other than keeping a spare (or two) around?
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