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Old 10-25-2015, 02:46 PM   #1
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No propane flow...

Wondering if anyone can help. I have a 2016 Coachmen Orion, class C motorhome. Was at a campsite last night, hot water heater working, stove top working, and furnace fired up. Went to sleep...woke up at 4 am...cold. Hot water heater, stove top burners, and furnace no longer working. When I checked flow to stove top, there was no propane coming into rig. I'm new to the RV life...any suggestions for trouble shooting? I'm puzzled because I clearly had propane flow for several hours, then nothing...panel shows full tanks...


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Old 10-25-2015, 02:51 PM   #2
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Did the auto switch valve fail?

If you know where it is and can switch it do so.


I would not trust the panel lights much.
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Old 10-25-2015, 03:01 PM   #3
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No propane flow...

It's a new rig, and I've only been out a few times, so I doubt that I've used 40 lbs of propane. I'm not at all familiar with the valve you're referring to...there is a switch I hit at the tank that turns the propane on, I don't physically have to turn a valve.


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Since it is a motor home you must have one permanent mounted tank? Check your LP/Propane detector to make sure it is on/working......is your propane gauge working and what level it is showing? Is your battery voltage more than 12 volts? Are you on shore power? How cold was it last night, could regulator be frozen?
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40 pounds will not go far when you are running everything you posted, I would double check, again.

Furnace uses gas hard.
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No propane flow...

@ Fonzie...Yes, one permanent tank, was on shore power at the time. Propane detector was working...not sure about voltage, but panel shows full battery power....definitely was not cold enough to freeze anything...in the 50's.


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Ok thanks Ford Idaho....


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So I just went out to the rig and turned on propane...stove top had flow and fired right up. WTH??? Lol


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I hate to say this but it's true: Some two years ago we were camping at a State Park. It was sort of cool and I did run the LP gas fired heater a bit before we went to bed. The next morning when we started to cook some breakfast the stove would not work. I also found that the LP gas fired water heater would not work. I then tried the heater again and found that it would not work. Now I have two bottles and was convinced that the bottle I was using was not empty. When I went to check the LP bottles both of them were turned off at the valve on the bottles. Later that day when talking to some other campers we all discovered that this had happened to all of us the night before. We got with the rangers at the park and were asking if they had any idea of what might have happened. Yes they did indeed have an idea. They had been having problems with some local boys coming through a hole in the perimeter fence of the park and doing strange things to campers. Not only had they been just turning off all the LP bottles they could get to they had disconnected the shore power cords on some units and cut the cable at the camper, and stole some potable water hoses.
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Old 10-31-2015, 12:32 PM   #10
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If they pull cord and shut off LP your fridge will stop working and so will the freezer. Imagine what happened after two weeks when i went to the trailer
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