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Old 04-16-2013, 04:52 PM   #1
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No propane flow

Maybe anybody else would have figured it out quickly, but it took me a couple of weeks. Perhaps my experience can help someone else.

I wasn't getting any propane flowing to the stove or furnaces when I started trying to slowly bring the RV back to life after the winter hibernation. I was ready to either replace the regulator or bring it in to the shop when I noticed the emergency shutoff valve just down from the regulator. Bit of research online made me realize that it reacts to the propane gas detector in the motorhome, and I remembered that I had turned it off when I winterized. Turned on the propane detector, listened to it beep for a minute, and the propane flow was restored.

Hallelujah! But now my wife says I should take her out for a nice dinner with the money I saved. I just can't win...
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:15 PM   #2
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Maybe anybody else would have figured it out quickly, but it took me a couple of weeks. Perhaps my experience can help someone else.

I wasn't getting any propane flowing to the stove or furnaces when I started trying to slowly bring the RV back to life after the winter hibernation. I was ready to either replace the regulator or bring it in to the shop when I noticed the emergency shutoff valve just down from the regulator. Bit of research online made me realize that it reacts to the propane gas detector in the motorhome, and I remembered that I had turned it off when I winterized. Turned on the propane detector, listened to it beep for a minute, and the propane flow was restored.

Hallelujah! But now my wife says I should take her out for a nice dinner with the money I saved. I just can't win...

Next time make a winterize checklist and tape it to the cabinet inside so in the spring you will remember what you did 6 months prior.
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Don't feel bad last summer I turned the propane on packed the freezer and refigerator and forgot to turn on the gas detector. I made jello out of all the frozen stuff and wilted and soured everything in the refrigerator. Didn't have to take my wife to dinner but had to make a grocery run solo.
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Don't feel bad last summer I turned the propane on packed the freezer and refigerator and forgot to turn on the gas detector. I made jello out of all the frozen stuff and wilted and soured everything in the refrigerator. Didn't have to take my wife to dinner but had to make a grocery run solo.
Don't feel like the Lone Ranger...Did the same thing the second time we started out for FL.

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