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Old 05-18-2015, 07:42 PM   #1
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Tip: Propane pigtail check

Just a friendly reminder, check the propane pigtails for leaks. These were new from the camper purchase, but apparently the one installed (12") couldn't handle the stress of the sharp turn it has to make to go from the regulator to the tank. Thankfully i heard it hissing after re filling the tank. The leak was on the coupler end that attaches to the tank, it's the swiveling part between the rubber hose and the plastic connector

Replaced it with a 15" one instead and the connection appears to have less stress bend and no more leaks! Will monitor the other 12" piece and replace as necessary.

This explains why the tank ran unexpectedly dry during the last camp of the season last year. We just blamed it on the heater :-)

Hope that helps someone avoid a headache down the trail.


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Old 05-18-2015, 10:59 PM   #2
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Pics and what model pup is yours?
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:35 AM   #3
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Hi Kinma, it's a 2014 HW276. Can get a pic tomorrow if you like. The pigtails are the two hoses that come out of the regulator that connect to the two propane tanks. Perhaps I just got a bad one, who knows. Figured it wouldn't hurt to inform others since we are dealing with a potential fire hazard.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:07 AM   #4
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Thanks Fishhawk1650, I have a 2015 hw276 I'll have to check it out. Haven't had a problem yet but seeing that the wife and daughter sleep on the front bed I don't want anything happening . And while I have a extended warrenty till next year. Btw seeing you have a hw276 have you installed a vent fan cover? I had it installed but now my fan won't open. Being the roof is so tall we have to check it when closed.
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:10 AM   #5
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Hi kinma, afraid not, no vent cover above the galley. To be honest, I forget which way that vent swings open but logic says it is hinged on the tongue side and opens up on the bumper side, matching the direction of the cover. If it doesn't open, there's a couple issues here.
First, the installer obviously didn't try opening the vent to ensure clearance! Secondly, need to figure out what is preventing it from opening. It would seem one or more edges of the cover is blocking the vent and needs to be adjusted. It may be that if the cover is butt against the hinge end, the vent is blocked by the cover and doesn't have enough clearance to open.

I suppose it's possible that the knob mechanism used to open and close the vent might have become disconnected.

Does the knob turn at all or is it stuck? If the knob free wheels, then I'd suspect a lift problem. If it doesn't turn acting like it is stuck, then check cover alignment. All guesses, but something to try :-)

Since you paid for installation, I'd have them finish what they started and have them make it right.

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Old 05-19-2015, 11:23 AM   #6
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Just found this installation video. It covers the installation and removal of the cover.


Try removing the cover and confirm the vent lid is once again operational. If it is, then try installing the posts to different holes to see if that cures the blockage.

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Yeah I watched that video and I'm thinking they might not have locked it back and one of the sides (hinge side or other end) yes the handle starts to crank but then stops and feels like it'd binding up. Planning of removing the cover checking open then reinstall cover b4 taking it back to them. Thanks for ur suggestions.
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