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Old 10-18-2015, 04:16 AM   #11
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sorry, did not know that.Don't know my models.
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Old 10-18-2015, 07:31 AM   #12
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Yup sounds like your regulator is sticking shut when the weather drops. There notorious for it. I carry a soare
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Old 10-18-2015, 02:54 PM   #13
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Check with Onan prior to adding methanol to propane

I see the Solera does have a propane LP generator. If you decide to add methanol, please check with Onan first as you don't want to mess it up. I have heard also that the light bulb in the compartment will also keep it warm enough not to freeze up but doesn't solve the issue permanently. If you want more information on the freeze up. check the RV.net forum and do a search for propane problem and go back more than 12 months as this is a cold weather issue.
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Old 10-18-2015, 09:43 PM   #14
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We plan to ask our propane supplier on Monday AM.
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Old 10-18-2015, 10:13 PM   #15
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So is mine. I ran an extension cord to the propane tank compartment, added a bulb and set it on a block to get it up where it's heat could get to the regulator.
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Old 10-27-2015, 12:22 AM   #16
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We had to wait until it got cold enough at night to try the propane again. It did the same thing and before the flame went completely out, quickly ran a hair dryer over the regulator and the flame on the stove came up again.
Our propane supplier (local cooperative) said we had to empty the tank down to half and they will then inject methanol in the tank. Not a diy project so will leave it to the pros.
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Old 10-27-2015, 12:39 AM   #17
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Valleyroad50- glad to hear you've found a dealer for the methanol. Did you check if it ok for the generator?
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Old 11-17-2015, 03:27 PM   #18
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Update on propane delivery failure when temps below 40 degrees F:

Did have local propane provider add methanol along with more propane. We had to get the propane down to half full first and did that by connecting the gas grill to the external connector.
Its been unseasonably warm the last few weeks so didn't have an opportunity to test again until recently. When temps down to mid 30's, ran the motor home out of the shed and ran the furnace all night and no problem!!
We do plan to run this propane tank down and refill with straight propane before using the generator.
Thanks to those who responded to help with this problem. Can't imagine why the dealer service dept. had no clue about the cause of this failure. We did let them know so they could be of help to the next person who experiences it. After all, this is Minnesota!
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:24 PM   #19
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Glad the methanol did the trick.
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:17 PM   #20
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These work well wrapped around the 12.2 gal tank on my Forester MBS. Not a substitute for a methanol injection if you need it, but I plug this into an outside 20amp, separate from the Forester 30amp and it does work to keep the LP tank warmer, and thus keep the gas flowing better. I also bought a couple of thinsulate faucet covers from Lowes and cut/tied them to the outside of the plastic regulator cover. still left room for some air to flow out of that cover since these regulators are vented.

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