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Old 05-04-2014, 08:40 PM   #1
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3010 Leak in LP Regulator

After the last fill up of propane I headed back to the garage to park the camper. I had left the furnace on for a few nights because it was below freezing as a safety measure so as not to freeze anything. Later that week I took off to the campground and found that my propane tank was completely empty. Left and filled it up thinking that it should not have used a whole tank in just a couple of days. After the fill up I could smell some propane outside after just 3 days I was down to about a half a tank with only using the propane in the morning for coffee. I soaped all the lines around the regulator area and found that it was leaking out of the vent in the bottom of the regulator.... Has anyone seen this? And will any RV/Marine 2 stage low pressure regulator work as a replacement... Hard to believe that a 1 year old camper regulator went bad.
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:51 PM   #2
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Just bring your old one with you to store or pick out new one on Amazon. Just be sure to get compatible ends in case yours are different. Probably about $50. Just replaced mine as well.

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Old 05-04-2014, 09:48 PM   #3
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I picked up my new Sunseeker in June 2013 and had to replace my regulator 3 months later. I noticed the level going down weekly without any usage. I mentioned it to the owner of the propane filling station I go to, he pulled out his propane leak detector and handed it to me and told me to go check all lines and joints. Sure enough, it detected a leak on the regulator, and not at its joints, it was leaking at the crimps. No choice but to replace. I purchased this:
Amazon.com: Camco 59323 Horizontal Two Stage Propane Regulator: Automotive

works great, and while I had it apart, I also installed this to hook up to my Weber Q120 so that I don't have to carry any more of the small green propane tanks:
Amazon.com: Camco 59103 Propane Brass Tee with 3 Ports and 12' Hose: Automotive

No more leaks, and easy grill hookup!
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:06 PM   #4
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Thanks for your help. I assume the inlets are the same size?
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:25 AM   #5
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Join the club. My regulator also started leaking out the vent at about one year old. Many others here have reported the same. I was close to a big box hardware store and they had a replacement in their outdoor grill department. Works fine. I later bought another and carry it in my tool box. When replacing, I used teflon tape on threads (the yellow for gas lines, not the white for water lines). Carry that with me too.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:55 AM   #6
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Glad I am not the only one. Mine leaked after a long winter of non use! Not even a year old. Good news is that my dealer sent out a tech to fix it within 30 minutes of me calling. Install one of much better quality. The tech said that he has to replace them all the time in new units. Hmm maybe FR should get better quality regulators.

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Old 05-05-2014, 09:12 AM   #7
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Thanks for your help. I assume the inlets are the same size?
Yes, everything fit together fine. As RVBill said, use the yellow gas line teflon tape.
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