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Old 05-13-2013, 09:27 AM   #1
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Gas hook-up near the steps 27 XLR HFS

I want to get an adapter about 15 feet long to hook up to the gas outlet that is located just under the side of the camper to the left of the steps. Has anyone ventured into doing this? What did you use? Did you make up the adapter yourself or buy it from somewhere? Any and all ideas are welcome.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:32 PM   #2
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I keep checking back to see if this has been answered. I have the same question. Hopefully someone will chime in.

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Old 05-13-2013, 03:35 PM   #3
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We have BBQ stores that I'm betting would/could make it.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:36 PM   #4
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Being the cheapskate I am, I just bought 6' of rubber air hose and spliced it in the middle of the oem hose. Just have pressure on it while cooking and shut the valve off when finished. No problems in the 6 years we've used it.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:10 PM   #5
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This is on my list of things to do. I have researched it some and this is what I have come up with. "Camping World" has a 12' hose with a quick connector on one end. This should be a direct attachment to the gas fitting next to the step. The other end has a "male" threaded pipe fitting.

In my case I want to be able to provide propane to my gas fire pit and a Camp Chef portable oven. Both of these are regulated at the appliance. Since my gas line on the Trailer is already regulated . I need to figure out how I will make the connection at the appliance.

I most likely will remove the regulators from the appliances and using pipe fitting's make adapters to Quick connect. That way the hose is quick connect at both ends and I can plug one end to the tt fitting and the other to which ever appliance I need.

Just been to busy at work to get it done. Remember to check for leaks before using.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:40 PM   #6
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After I posted I went out and looked at the tag hanging from the connector on the tt. The coupler is made by "mb sturgis" www.mbsturgis.com The site shows the types of hoses available and states they will make custom lengths.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:54 PM   #7
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Is this what you are looking for?
12' Propane Hose Assembly - Mr. Heater F271117 - Propane Hoses and Adapters - Camping World
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:13 PM   #8
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Did anyone find out the proper hookup for this yet? If so, will you point me in the right direction so I can get a hose ordered?
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:22 PM   #9
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Did anyone find out the proper hookup for this yet? If so, will you point me in the right direction so I can get a hose ordered?
From what I've read, a lot depends on whether you have a low pressure or high pressure system at your quick connect on your RV. Here's a BBQ grill site that deals in both and has more info...

Gas Quick Connect Hose / Gas Quick Connects Gas Hose Systems

I have a 1/2 PSI max female quick connect on the outside of my Windjammer 2809W, which means I'm dealing with a low pressure line. For my particular setup, a 100395-combo hose quick connect with a pigtail adapter hose from Tejas Smokers was an ideal solution. It's designed for low-pressure and mates with my RV's brand of quick connect. I got the 12 foot length.

With the external low pressure regulator and hose removed from my particular BBQ pit's 3/8" flair, the combo's pigtail adapter hose mated nicely. My reconnected pit (at the proper incoming pressure) cooks just like when it was previously hooked up to my 2.6 gal propane cylinder via the regulator/hose.

Several weeks later I decided I would like to also quick connect with my 2.6 gal propane cylinder as another option, so I picked up an on-off low pressure female quick connect and a 3/8 flair to 1/4 npt connector to attach to the pit-end of the external-regulator-and-hose that I removed from my pit. I'm lucky to have a plumber friend to help me with gas fittings.

I believe some pits have internal regulators, some external regulators, and some none at all. Some connect to throw-away cylinders, some to reusable bulk cylinders, and some to various quick-connects.

You'll need to educate yourself on the needs of your particular BBQ pit, various appropriate connectors, and the outside interface at your particular RV. I learned there was no "one solution." If you are unsure, have a professional familar with propane hoses and accessories help you. Leaking propane or propane at the wrong system pressure can go bang.
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Since my gas line on the Trailer is already regulated . I need to figure out how I will make the connection at the appliance.

I most likely will remove the regulators from the appliances and using pipe fitting's make adapters to Quick connect.
Continuing my previous message, Kaboom's challenge is that his propane appliances have internal regulators... a good bet that a stove using a disposable cylinder has an internal regulator. He discovered his RV's outside connection is delivering regulated low-pressure propane.

The regulators in his appliances are likely expecting higher pressure to come in and to regulate that down. From what I understand, this may not work well (will it?). Even if they're bypassed, the next question may be whether the orifices and controls will operate properly at the regulated low pressure being delivered from the RV.

Some of us resort to trial and error. Not recommended of course, how often have I said, "Boy, I sure wish I hadn't done that!"
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