Originally Posted by bpa098
With my new palomino 213x htt, I received the outside grill and mount along with a separate house. First trip out I connected the house to the camper, then I couldn't hook it to the grill. It was like the fitting on the grill was just a smidge too big. I tried sanding it some and would get so close but it wouldn't lock in place. So last night I had and idea, take the nipple off the old grill, nope different set up. So I'm annoyed a brand new unit won't connect. Sand more or go but another nipple? Bought to sell the grill and use my old one
I had a similar instance with my new Flagstaff. I opted to have a 3 burner stove instead of the RVQ. It worked fine. I wanted to convert a Weber Q to run on the bulk low pressure propane. I bought the Mr. Heater male pigtale and hoses to complete the job. Pigtail wouldn't go in any better than your experience. OD of pigtail was ok, but on close examination of the ID of the pigtail, there was a sleeve soldered in flush to the end. I had to knock it out and push it back in the distance of the one on the stove which was connecting properly. ( Use depth gauge on caliper) The setback of that sleeve in the pigtail is critical to:
1. allow the pigtail (M) to go all the way into the connector (F) and allow the coupling to close and the lever to rotate. 2. The sleeve at the proper depth pushes the flow control valve in the connector (F) open and allow the LP to flow. Suggest you modify or get new one, just not Mr. Heater brand. Get OEM or Camco. Throw the one you have filed on out, not good idea.