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Old 09-11-2019, 07:49 AM   #1
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Auxiliary Propane advice

We are full timing in our RV through January 2020. The way we are set up makes taking the RV to refill propane unrealistic. We thought about getting a auxiliary tank(s) and connecting it to our built in tank. Does anyone have any advice about the best way to set this up? Is there a particular brand or size? We really know little about propane cylinders, regulators so any advice would be helpful and much appreciated.
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Sorry- dont really know what type of system you have?
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:23 AM   #3
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They have a kit called Extend A Stay. Ties into the line from the shut off/on valve and your built in regulator. Remove a plug and screw in the line and attach the other end to a 20 lb bottle. Turn off the main tank first. I have been doing this for a long time. I use 2 20 lb bottles swap them 1 at a time as 1 empties. Only use the unit tank while traveling to/from.
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The easiest way will be to install a T fitting on your existing tank. You can then use a quick connect line to tap a 20 lb tank (like for a grill) into the system. If you have a permanent tank mounted in the belly of a motorhome with hard lines, it may be more involved. You may have to cut the pipe and fab a T up. Not a big deal for a gasfitter but I would not recommend you do it yourself unless you are very confident in taking on the task.
This is the fitting I am talking about:
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The easiest way will be to install a T fitting on your existing tank. You can then use a quick connect line to tap a 20 lb tank (like for a grill) into the system. If you have a permanent tank mounted in the belly of a motorhome with hard lines, it may be more involved. You may have to cut the pipe and fab a T up. Not a big deal for a gasfitter but I would not recommend you do it yourself unless you are very confident in taking on the task.
This is the fitting I am talking about:
That won't work on a MH. TT for a grill but not a MH.
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Contact a local LP supplier and ask the to set a tank, Usually they will set a 420#(100 gallon) tank. They can set you up with the hose and regulator you need.
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Contact a local LP supplier and ask the to set a tank, Usually they will set a 420#(100 gallon) tank. They can set you up with the hose and regulator you need.
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I've seen this done on MH and TT and 5th wheels many times.

The gas company has all the necessary components and will monitor and fill your auxiliary tank as necessary.
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