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Old 02-02-2015, 07:34 PM   #1
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Propane Connections

I returned home from my first major trip to the smell of propane outside the MH. I opened the compartment door to the hissing sound of escaping propane. I turned off the valve and all was well. I found the the connection to the valve was "hand loose". In other words it was so loose I could turn it with my fingers! Check your connections and don't travel with the gas on.


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Old 02-02-2015, 08:36 PM   #2
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Same thing happened to us, another example of FR quality control .

Our dealer said they check for leaks 3 times, I believe him.
After I turned the valve on and nothing came out he looked at me a little funny.
Till I asked him if they tested it at 60MPH and reached down and shook the connection a little .

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Old 02-06-2015, 12:09 PM   #3
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I returned home from my first major trip to the smell of propane outside the MH. I opened the compartment door to the hissing sound of escaping propane. I turned off the valve and all was well. I found the the connection to the valve was "hand loose". In other words it was so loose I could turn it with my fingers! Check your connections and don't travel with the gas on.


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Under most conditions, I don't think it very practical to travel with the propane turned off. While I could run my frig from the inverter tooling down the road, the intention was for it to run off propane. I still feel good enough to roll 8 to 12 hours a day and no frig is going to keep your milk fresh that long or my ice cream from melting. Do check your connections perhaps use a gas sniffer on occasion and always be as safe as you can....if you have a leak it's just bad sitting in the park next to other unsuspecting campers as you are driving down the road.

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I had the same problem with my TT. The hose going into the regulator from the tank was only hand tight. Lost a 1/4 tank of propane before I realizes it was leaking (wind was blowing the propane away so I did not smell it). Tightened it properly and have not had an issue in the last 3 years.
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