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Old 08-12-2018, 06:19 PM   #1
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LP line from tank to regulator blows apart

Fridge had the "lack of gas" LED lit and I wanted to trouble shoot the problem.

Found this gas line from the tank to the regulator blown apart. Original equipment, about 10 years old. And of course the tank is empty.

Anybody else had this happen?
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:33 PM   #2
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I found a leaky crimp once. It was only a year old. I just cut off the ferrule and put on double hose clamps.
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:42 PM   #3
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Both hoses are 10 years old. I think I'll replace both of them. They're not as flexible and bendy as they should be. At one year I'd do the hose clamp thing.

If your camper is 10 years old you might want to be a little pro-active here.
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Unfortunately don't expect the new ones to last anywhere near that long. I have a 2017 TT and both hoses had leaks either at delivery or within 2 months. I replaced both in the fall and one is leaking again.

Edit, there have been other posts with almost new hoses pulling apart
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:19 PM   #5
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Don't the tanks have a valve that closes when a large volume of gas escapes?
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:39 PM   #6
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Don't the tanks have a valve that closes when a large volume of gas escapes?
Well, this tank was open and now it's empty. The plastic screw on thing was still attached to the tank. Perhaps it leaked out slowly over time.
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:49 PM   #7
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The pressure regulator is what shuts down the flow. This was before the regulator. Fortunately those pigtails are 10-20 bucks
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The pressure regulator is what shuts down the flow. This was before the regulator. Fortunately those pigtails are 10-20 bucks

Wrong- there is a high flow preventer in each tank but even if it closes there is still a small flow and would empty the tank in a few hours.

I agree it's time for new hoses but hose clamps can get you by for a few days. You'll be amazed at how bendy the new ones are compared to your old ones.
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LP line from tank to regulator blows apart

Ok- thanks for the correction. I donít like giving false information.
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:22 PM   #10
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Under no conditions would I use hose clamps on high pressure side of the system. Go get new and check them often . Would hate to see you and your family after a fire.
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