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Old 06-30-2013, 07:14 PM   #1
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Shredded Gas Line

So I've had my TT for about a month and we've taken one trip, which was about 350 miles round-trip.

Other than that, it's been sitting in my driveway waiting to go on it's next trip. Last week my wife smelled gas outside the house and called the gas company. The guy that came out found the gas was leaking from the propane tanks on the TT.

Upon further inspection, the main gas line leading from the propane tanks to the camper is shredded and spewing gas when I turn open up the propane tanks.

I'm not sure how, but it must've been rubbing against the frame somehow and it got shredded.

Can I cut out the bad section and put in a coupler or do I need to replace the main line all the way back?

I wouldn't imagine that this would be covered under warranty, but if someone else thinks it will be please let me know.

The bad thing is we are supposed to leave in a couple days for 12 days of camping...bad timing

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Old 06-30-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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Darn right it should be covered by the warranty, as it is shoddy assembly.
And make them replace the whole line, and not just splice a repair, especially considering how new it is.

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Old 06-30-2013, 07:46 PM   #3
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don't splice a propane line. there is no safe way to do it. there are a variety of sources for propane lines of different lengths, just do a search on the Web
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:15 PM   #4
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Thanks for that info as I just bought a new 2014 Wildwood and noticed that the battery cables are just cable tied to the frame of the trailer so I wrapped them with pool noodles and cable ties to prevent them from chaffing against the trailer frame. Now I'll check the propane hoses too.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:00 PM   #5
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I took it to General RV, which is the closest dealer to my house. I did not buy my camper there, but I asked them if they would perform the warranty work on my coachman since they sell coachman.

They said they would, but they couldn't find the part and coachmen didn't have them in stock, so I had to find a specialty plumbing outfit to make the hose with the specific fittings that I needed.

I had to spend the day scrambling to find the part, but the dealer assured me he would get it turned around same day, so that we would not miss our trip. The dealer also said they would find a way to have coachmen cover the $95 cost.

I got to tell you, if I was treated by the sales people the way I was treated by the service department, I would have bought my camper at General RV
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