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Old 03-24-2013, 11:02 PM   #1
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Rubber Propane Feed Hoses. Help

Hello, I went to the dealer today and was looking at the 320BHDS. I ordered one the other day but have not actually seen it since the RV show in Feb. I was checking it out top to bottom (love the how even the AC blows throughout the coach!! My Evergreen had very poor A/C flow) Anyway I was looking under the trailer looking for the propane hookup under the outside kitchen, because I was wanting to hook-up to the stove back there instead of using the 1 pound bottles. I saw that the propane was routed using rubber lines!! I have always owned trailers that were routed with a metal pipe. Has anyone had any problems with this style set-up? I'm just worried about the life span of the rubber sitting outside the trailer like that.

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Old 03-25-2013, 12:31 AM   #2
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should be good for a long time

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Has anyone had any problems with this style set-up? I'm just worried about the life span of the rubber sitting outside the trailer like that.

Any input??

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if not exposed to sunlight
I think they are rated to last a very long time
would be hard these days to sell something to the public
especially involving gas
that would start leaking in 10 to 20 years

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Old 03-25-2013, 09:35 PM   #3
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Yeah, I would like to think that they would use something that would last, it just kinda freaked me out seeing flexible lines, instead of hard ones. Having the flexible lines there might make it easier to run full pressure lines to the back so I can mount a 20# cylinder on the front and have my grills back by the kitchen.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:55 PM   #4
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i have the same concerns abt a rubber hose being exposed. mine is going on the 11th year w/o problem. i inspect it regularly because it just doesn't look right.
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My previous Jayco had rubber lines and not one issue in 18 years.

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Old 03-26-2013, 10:39 AM   #6
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on the one hand it is a plus, rubber hoses are not affected much by vibration and flex, which trailer do, and so is less likely to crack/break. I understand how it may not look as durable, but considering all the water lines are plastic tubing, I don't think this is a real issue. Most cars use some rubber line at some point for the gas line.
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Our TH has a problem with the rubber tubbing to the propane tanks....it apparently isn't able to keep the proper pressure, and our furnace will not work.
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