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Old 09-07-2010, 12:55 PM   #1
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Red face No Propane/LP At All

I know I am going to feel stupid when I figure this out, but even though my propane tank is full, I cannot get any gas equipment to work in my popup. Not even the stove. I have done a zillion searches on the topic and asked anybody who would listen, but nobody has the answer.

I have a Rockwood 2280 with a single propane tank. Before I took delivery last week, the seller verified that everything was working (except the fridge). But when I get home, I can't get anything to work.

Any thoughts. Don't worry about embarrassing me. I am past that. (However, I did confirm there is propane in the tank and I did turn it on slowly till it was ll the way open).

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Old 09-07-2010, 01:04 PM   #2
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You may have a defective regulator that's not allowing the gas to enter the line.

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Old 09-07-2010, 02:00 PM   #3
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Make sure the regulator is screwed all the way on the tank.
Just hand tight is OK but if it's loose the safety valve won't
be open and you won't get any gas.

Also if you have a gas grill or a neighbor with a gas grill
try the tank on the grill just to verify the tank is capable of
putting out gas.

Good Luck!
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:11 PM   #4
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If it is similar to our set-up? Be sure your LP leak detector is on inside the RV. It will not allow propane through the lines unless it is on. Provided it is wired to a solenoid near the tank or prior to any appliance.

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Old 09-07-2010, 02:18 PM   #5
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Make sure the valve on the tank is open.
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:04 PM   #6
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New tanks have a leak sensing valve. If the valve detects too much gas leaving the tank it will shut off the gas.

So, since you are not getting gas now you must:

1) CLOSE both 30 pound tanks tight.
2) Wait several minutes.
3) Select the opposite tank of the one you are going to open on the tank selector valve. Should be red bar showing.
4) SLOWLY (I mean that! Take several seconds to crack the valve open) Open the valve on the tank. THIS IS CRITICAL. SLOW is the answer.
You should hear a slight hiss as the line fills.
5) Turn the selector to the tank you just opened. The bar should be green.
6) Repeat the SLOW open technique to crack the remaining tank.
7) Turn the selector to the second tank and it should also show green.
8) Crack the surface burner on the stove to purge air from the lines.
9) Now the Fridge and Heater should have sufficient gas flow to work without turning the bar red again.
If it does! Repeat the above but even SLOWER (LOL)


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