Originally Posted by younggeezer
I purchased a LP adapter hose so I can use the rv tank instead of the 1lb cans. The pressure provided through the hose is not enough to run the stove. When I asked the dealer where I bought the hose they said the regulator on the tanks did not provide the same pressure as the 1lb cans, but it will work with the gas stove we sell. That really seemed like an "I have no idea so I'll make something up" answer. The hose was sold to use in replacement of the 1lb can, not just to use with their stove. Any ideas on what I could look for? Thanks
Can you see where the hose you are hooking up to? By this I mean can you see where it is connected to on your trailer? If your hose connects, usually by a "T", to the same gas line as your stove or hot water heater it is a low pressure line. Those lines come from the regulator off of your main gas tanks. It is possible but not very likely it could go all the way back to the tank and connect before the regulator in which case it would be a high pressure line.
If it is a low pressure line you need to remove any regulator from any device you hook to that line. You can not run to regulators back to back, it drops the pressure too low.
I had a grill I wanted to use on my 5er. My dealer was going to run me a high pressure line and I told him not to bother. Instead he gave me a 20 pound bottle I can use for my grill, 2 burner Colman stove or lantern. I have a tree I can put on the bottle and actually use all 3 if I want. Easier to get a 20 pounder filled or replaced and never puts a drain on my main bottles.