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Old 12-22-2019, 07:07 PM   #1
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But alas, I give up! We bought a new 2019 25brds a year ago, took delivery just before our annual trip. First thing we noticed the brackets for the weight distribution bars were loose and sliding around, a month or so later, we noticed the paint on all 4 stabilizers were falling off in sheets (made in china) whenever we used the propane we would get wiffs of gas, couldn't find the problem, well we are 3 days away from yearly trip two and we found it, when installing the propane hose from the tanks to the distribution area they tightened the connection and cracked the nut, we are very lucky we are alive, if we can't find a replacement tomorrow, our trip will be delayed, and we will lose money and reservations. I am so disheartened and disappointed. Maybe Santa will bring me a hose😢
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Old 12-22-2019, 07:11 PM   #2
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Old 12-22-2019, 07:14 PM   #3
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Sorry to say but your list is very minor, compared to most new RVs.
Consider yourself very lucky and fortunate.
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Old 12-22-2019, 07:19 PM   #4
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I agree, we have fixed the other problems ourselves out of our own pocket rather than return to the dealer, but when it gets deadly that crosses the line
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Old 12-22-2019, 07:22 PM   #5
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I agree, we have fixed the other problems ourselves out of our own pocket rather than return to the dealer, but when it gets deadly that crosses the line
I had the same thing happen with a new BBQ at home. I just replaced the fitting.
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Old 12-22-2019, 08:14 PM   #6
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Have Amazon ship it to your destination if you can't get one before you leave. Every campground office I've been in lately are full of Amazon parts pkgs.
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Old 12-22-2019, 08:23 PM   #7
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Many Propane distributors have the capability of making up hoses.
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Old 12-22-2019, 08:58 PM   #8
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I understand you are frustrated but I'd never let a cracked propane nut cancel our plans. There are many options from visiting a gas supply store, to having Amazon ship parts to your destination, to simply bypassing/plugging the hose/nut (or whatever) on the leaking tank.

Best of luck getting things straightened out.
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Old 12-22-2019, 09:05 PM   #9
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Thanks guys-!

Those are awesome sugestions! Got hubby lined up to call dealer and two propane distributors if need be tomorrow. Thanks so much for your input, I feel much better now😊
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I swapped my propane hoses twice in 3 yrs. First one leaked right after PDI. Second stopped the furnace from working but I just swapped the tanks manually. It does not really speak to RV quality because they are used everywhere with the same quality.

Now I carry extras. At $6 they are cheap.

Leaking at the nut is not as dangerous as you would think because the tanks are outside. The tanks can vent is the same location if the pressure builds up in them. This is why they are there and not inside your trailer.

Dont let it ruin your trip.

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Old 12-22-2019, 09:15 PM   #11
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propane nut complants

I understand you are frustrated lmbo
when i took delivery of my 5th wheel
the landing gear broke it was my first 5th wheel
i got bit by a tick 3 days earlier antbodic made me so sick it was a 98 degree
in the shade ...
got home noticed my beam holding my 13' slide was completely shot
had to rebuild the floor beam.. took me 2 day's and we were OFFF
lost the trailer brakes because of pilot error
ripped out the power cord to truck again pilot error
so what was your complaint
im so sorry i couldn't help my self ...
i did fail to mention my NEW To Me 2014 2608ws WE took delivery of it got it home for got to ask for the keys ...again pilot error
So Called the Dealer C.W they said O we dont have any for it LMAO
theres more good times camping than there is crying over repairs
so dont get discouraged
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I understand you are frustrated lmbo
when i took delivery of my 5th wheel
the landing gear broke it was my first 5th wheel
i got bit by a tick 3 days earlier antbodic made me so sick it was a 98 degree
in the shade ...
got home noticed my beam holding my 13' slide was completely shot
had to rebuild the floor beam.. took me 2 day's and we were OFFF
lost the trailer brakes because of pilot error
ripped out the power cord to truck again pilot error
so what was your complaint
im so sorry i couldn't help my self ...
i did fail to mention my NEW To Me 2014 2608ws WE took delivery of it got it home for got to ask for the keys ...again pilot error
So Called the Dealer C.W they said O we dont have any for it LMAO
theres more good times camping than there is crying over repairs
so dont get discouraged
BOO-BOO I had to write and say I apologize.
I must now say thank you for the laugh in your explanations.
I hope all your troubles worked themselves out for you.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Safe Travels to all
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I agree, we have fixed the other problems ourselves out of our own pocket rather than return to the dealer, but when it gets deadly that crosses the line
I'd also look around the wiring. This pic is of the battery cables rubbing on my propane line.


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Is it a hose or a flare nut on copper tubing?
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Old 12-24-2019, 09:39 AM   #15
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Old 12-30-2019, 12:32 AM   #16
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Any camping store or LP gas store will have these. Common 10 minute fix, go on your trip and pick up on way.
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Old 12-30-2019, 03:49 PM   #17
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But alas, I give up! We bought a new 2019 25brds a year ago, took delivery just before our annual trip. First thing we noticed the brackets for the weight distribution bars were loose and sliding around, a month or so later, we noticed the paint on all 4 stabilizers were falling off in sheets (made in china) whenever we used the propane we would get wiffs of gas, couldn't find the problem, well we are 3 days away from yearly trip two and we found it, when installing the propane hose from the tanks to the distribution area they tightened the connection and cracked the nut, we are very lucky we are alive, if we can't find a replacement tomorrow, our trip will be delayed, and we will lose money and reservations. I am so disheartened and disappointed. Maybe Santa will bring me a hose��
A "Whiff of propane" isn't anything to worry about, especially if it comes and goes. The tank regulators can vent exceedingly small amounts of propane to atmosphere in the natural course of doing their thing. There wont be enough to ignite. The 'stench' chemical (ethyl mercaptan) they put in the otherwise odorless propane is exceedingly powerful, to the point that 1.0 pounds of it will "stench" 10,000 gallons of liquid propane. One drop if it in your camper would have you blowing chunks instantly and probably render it unlivable for many months.

You should be around the twin 6" regulators at my plant for our gas-fired fluid-bed dyers. Stinks like all hell out there. Not pleasant, but just nature of the beast for gas regulators.

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You have to have some mechanical and electrical skills to own an rv .
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You have to have some mechanical and electrical skills to own an rv .
Nah! Just to enjoy one 😜

We see lots of owners on here that are pulling their hair out!
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You have to have some mechanical and electrical skills to own an rv .
i worry more about my truck than the camper
we have ripped out walls
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fought with ant's mice had some real junkers
plumbing & propane lines
1.0 = 10,000 lb's thats why it stinks so bad wow
all for the Love of camping, testing our skills un tyed to the normal every day.....

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