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Old 08-14-2010, 04:24 PM   #1
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Question Adding Auxiliary Propane Connection

While under my TT today I noticed a capped "T" fitting on the inboard side of the frame, just aft of the rear axle. It looks similiar to the "T" fitting that "splits" the propane line to feed my furnace & water heater.

Should a competent dealer be able to run a line from this unused "T" to a quick connect fitting on the curb side of the TT?

I have the Stay-A-While adapter & hose, but the hose length only allows me to have a BBQ or stove, just rear of the door & that's w/ the appliance almost against the TT.

If I had the QC, rear of the axle, a hose would @ least let me work away from the trailer side.
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Old 08-14-2010, 05:18 PM   #2
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I don't see why you couldn't. The problem is with the statement "competent dealer" I don't know where you are going to find one of those. Try a plumber or an HVAC installer. Heck I'd do it for you if you lived close, it's not all that hard. The tube and fittings are just standard fittings at Home Depot.
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Old 08-14-2010, 05:22 PM   #3
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Jeeper, for service I use a local RV shop that only services trailers & MHs. They don't sell RVs. I have had good luck w/ them. I'll be picking up replacement hub dust caps from them on Mon', so I'll ask about the propane work.
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I guess I should've mentioned this in my 1st post. I wonder if the external quick connect was an option for the 2106 or was standard on other models?

If your trailer didn't come w/ the QC, the "T" fitting may be in place to allow an for easy update.
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You'll need a hose(to whatever length you need). 3/8" Female Flare to 3/8" male Pipe Thread.



3/8" Propane Quick Connect with shut off valve.



If your grill doesn't have one, you'll need a male Quick Connect fitting.
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Mike, thanks for doing the "shopping research" for me . Instead of the male QC fitting, I think a hose w/ the male QC on 1 end & a male "disposable cylinder" fitting on the other is needed to connect my portable BBQ.

If I can get it done before the Indy trip, it would be great. If not it'll definitely be ready for next season.

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Mike, thanks for doing the "shopping research" for me . Instead of the male QC fitting, I think a hose w/ the male QC on 1 end & a male "disposable cylinder" fitting on the other is needed to connect my portable BBQ.

If I can get it done before the Indy trip, it would be great. If not it'll definitely be ready for next season.

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So, you're needing a hose, with the fittings you mentioned, similar to the one in the picture below?

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Mike, that's basically the same hose I have w/ my Stay-A-While. I'll check the hose later, but I don't think it's the same style as the low pressure QC.

I was thinking earlier today that if I use the "new" fitting it won't work w/ my portable BBQ which is supplied directly from the propane bottle (hi pressure).

I guessing now that the T fitting I found is for supplying an RVQ if the trailer was so equipped. I had 1 w/ my Jayco & was not impressed w/ its performance.

I checked the 'net & the "new & improved" (& larger) RVQII is 170 bucks. I'd have to see 1 in use before I'd plunk down the cash for 1.

Thanks again, for the help Mike, but it looks like I'll stick w/ the Stay-A-While. Now if I could get a hose longer than 12' for it, I'd be happy.
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Thanks again, for the help Mike, but it looks like I'll stick w/ the Stay-A-While. Now if I could get a hose longer than 12' for it, I'd be happy.
Well things worked out for the best today. I took the 12 footer to the RV shop today & picked up a Marshall Extend-A-Flow 25' hose (male & female 1"-20 fitting). Now I can place my folding table basically anywhere I want & BBQ away from the side of the trailer, but still be under the awning during inclement weather.

It would appear that 12' is the longest hose available from Mr. Heater (Stay-A-While).
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Make sure to use high pressure pipe dope on any of the permanent threaded connections. About $5 at any hardware/home improvement store.
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