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Old 01-11-2016, 10:24 PM   #1
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3051 propane issue

So I went out tonight to install my replacement tv (warranty covered no problem!) and being it was 29 degrees out there I wanted to run the propane heater while in the rig. Turned on the gas outside, went inside and tried to light the stove to drag gas into the lines and I got nothing!!! Tried turning the gas off and on at the tank and still no good. I used the furnace a week ago with no issues but since then I've closed up the slide and I'm wondering if there is some sort of shutoff with the slide in? Can't imagine that's the issue or I couldn't run the fridge on propane while driving. Outside gauge reads just under half full and inside reads 3/4. Wondering if they are both off? May have to get the tank filled to be sure or get the t adapter and try running things on a 20lb external tank. Thoughts?
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Old 01-12-2016, 12:30 AM   #2
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There have been discussions on the forum lately reference slide out gas lines getting pinched when retracted, then working fine with slideout is extended. Might be a good way to start diagnosing. Can propane bottles freeze up?
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Old 01-12-2016, 01:25 AM   #3
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Propane is a gas that converts to a liquid due to the relative warmth of the outside walls of the tank. When really cold it still converts just slower. The less propane in the tank the slower it converts still. I'm not saying the problem is a 1/2 full tank in cold weather... Just adding another variable to consider.

PS. I don't know this other than it is what my propane guy told me.
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Old 01-12-2016, 02:15 AM   #4
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Frozen regulator, try warm water over grey cover to defrost regulator. Try to light stove, if it works then you have moisture in the propane tank. Never properly purged at first fill. Find a propane dealer that will inject methanol into tank. This will prevent further freezing and soak up moisture to be burned.
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Old 01-14-2016, 05:37 PM   #5
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Was in the 50's here today so thought I would give it a try again. Still no gas to the stovetop. Figured I would try the furnace and it worked just fine but still no gas to the stovetop. Thinking something is pinched off with the slide in or is there some sort of cutoff circuit to prevent stove use while the slide is in?


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Old 01-14-2016, 05:38 PM   #6
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There have been discussions on the forum lately reference slide out gas lines getting pinched when retracted, then working fine with slideout is extended. Might be a good way to start diagnosing. Can propane bottles freeze up?

Can you point me to those discussions while I Keep searching?


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Old 01-16-2016, 03:25 PM   #7
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You probably have a cutoff valve in the closed position, have you used the stove before.
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Old 01-18-2016, 06:42 AM   #8
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Stove worked fine when open. Hoping there is not a flex tube getting pinched when the slide is in.
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Propane line pinched NY slide
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Old 01-18-2016, 08:52 AM   #10
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We had the exact same problem with our 3051S and found out it was indeed a pinched hose. The dealer somehow secured it to solve the problem. Works fine now.
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I have the same problem, thought it was a "feature" by design. Guess I'll have to do some investigation in the spring!

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Old 01-22-2016, 02:37 PM   #12
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The stovetop is supposed to work with the slide in, as well.
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Need to wait for some snow to melt before I can run the slide open and look around. Does anybody now how the gas lines route down from the stove of the 3051?
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We're on a trip so I tried the stove on our 2015 3051s while the slide was in. The stove lit and ran normally.
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We have a 2016 3050 and we had problems with the stove propane line getting crimped. Our dealer finally put a black plastic cable loom over the hose, lubricated it with silicone grease, and perhaps adjusted the angle of the fixed hose connection in the black "hose" box" in the storage compartment underneath. There is a rectangular tube that the hose is sliding into and the bottom loop of the hose was getting caught in one of the horizontal troughs in the bottom of the storage compartment and not properly coiling, causing added friction and the excess hose getting crimped on the outside of the slideout.
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Is this the black hose box that the propane line is running through? I've had the slide in and out and that hose never moved.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-27-2016, 03:49 PM   #17
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3051 propane issue

Okay, I'm at a loss. It definitely appears to be going in and out of the chute with no issues or binding. There was a little bungee cord that was probably wound around the hose to help pull it back in but that was broke on mine. Looks like it goes to the dealer but I don't see any issues. Click image for larger version

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ID:	100573here is the pic of the under side of the slide where the bungee is broke at the fastener. The white cable appears to be coax. I taped the gas hose to that so they both go in together
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Crap, got somebody to push the button while I watched the hose under the slide and it definitely bent sideways as the slide went in and was going to create a pinch loop until I nudged it straight. Works fine with the slide closed. Now I need to figure out a fix to keep it straight as it slides in.
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Old 02-27-2016, 04:15 PM   #19
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3051 propane issue

Anybody got a new 3051 that can look under the slide and see if they are still using the bungee cord to guide the hose? If so, I can just get my dealer to get me a new one and install it myself. Share a pic if you can so I can see how tight they wound the cord around the hose.
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I used zip ties to secure the cable and cord to the hose.
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