I have a new Solera 24R, and have no regrets. Until now.
The on-board propane tank is of fairly limited capacity, and I installed an Extenda-Stay system (Amazon.com: Camco 59123 Propane Brass Tee with 4 Ports and Extension Hose: Automotive
) to allow for flexibility of additional external propane in the form of conventional 20 lb tanks.
However, whilst the installation of Extenda was smooth and easy, the connection of a barbeque propane tank, resulted in a low flow/pressure into the interior of our motorhome.
We can run the kitchen stove propane gas burners from the external tank, but the flames diminish sharply as we run more than one burner.
The on-board generator will not run with this external tank. I have replaced everything but the extenda kit (no point in doing that!)- and nothing helps.
My question, therefore, is this. Is this extenda kit able to run an on-board propane generator (I fear, and, currently, believe not).
If not, what are my alternatives? I would really like to be able to bypass the on-board propane tank, and run the propane generator with an external propane tank (esp. the common barbeque tank).
Is this possible? I have scoured all the usual forums, as well as the Amazon review site for the product, and, not getting a clear answer (although there are hints- but hints only- that this Extenda system is perhaps only useful for only adding an external barbeque grill-not what I want). There are mutterings about the low flow/pressure for this system.
Any comments welcome. I cannot believe I am the first to have this issue. Since the on-board LPG generator uses ~10x the propane that the stove jets use, and since I want to conserve the on-board propane, is it possible for me to plug in an external propane source as described above using an Extenda kit to run the generator?
If not this kit, what kit may be able to do this?