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Old 10-02-2016, 01:36 PM   #1
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What the heck?

So, installing my JT Stabilizers today and saw something that almost made me have a heart attack!

What could that possibly be, Jack? You might ask. Well let me show and tell.

That right there in those pictures is a factory installed propane gas line laying on top of a factory installed generator exhaust pipe. Notice the significant amount of melting that has already occurred!

That dear reader is unacceptable!!!!
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Old 10-02-2016, 01:40 PM   #2
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Dang. Yeah, that qualifies as a What the heck!
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Old 10-02-2016, 02:08 PM   #4
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I would first check a similar unit to see the set up.

My guess is that the propane gas line should be a copper line and that it should be installed in such a way that prevents contact movements with the exhaust pipe and other parts of the unit. That would include a cover over the line.

This is probably not something you should do yourself unless you have had qualified propane training. Any time you open your propane line, you also need to know how to test for leaks, including a timed pressure leak test, not just a soap bubble test. I have a propane sniffer that can be helpful especially to pinpoint a leak.

I would want a clear explanation of how they propose to fix it and the timing. Try to avoid leaving your unit except for the day and time it will be fixed, and then double check their work and verify what leak tests they used...a timed pressure leak test is required.
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Old 10-02-2016, 07:03 PM   #5
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I'm surprised to see a rubber hose for propane running under the trailer. Most I've seen were all steel , for protection from road debris.
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Old 10-02-2016, 07:54 PM   #6
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I'm assuming that it's just a rubber shield around a metal tube of some sort. By the time I got done with the strongarms underneath and installing the ultra breeze vent covers on the roof, the day was done and I was too tired to check.

Later this week, I'll check in more detail. I think I can just change the position of one of the abel clamps to the top of the i-beam instead of the bottom and that will route it enough to be off of the exhaust. That's assuming it's just a rubber shield. If it's actually a rubber hose, that's another issue entirely.

Still can't believe that they would actually route it like that period! That's an unlawful death lawsuit just waiting to happen.
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:01 PM   #7
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My fiver had a rubber propane hose routed where it pinched in the slide. It ended up with holes in it. The propane leaked out the holes and the fridge kept trying to fire. I'm lucky I didn't get an explosion. Ours was at a location that had quick connects so we were able to exchange it ourselves and reroute it ourselves. No issues since. I feel your pain on this one.
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Ah Jeeze. Guess I'll be looking under the kitchen slide as well. Man, that's just incredibly stupid. I don't have words for that type of negligence.
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All the gas piping runs outside S/B steel , basic black gas pipe . not rubber . Guess RIVA is on top of these builds . lmao
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