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Old 01-24-2022, 11:00 AM   #1
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Mid winter PITA

I just got word that the propane pressure regulator on my camper is the subject of a recall. Since this poses a fire danger should the regulator fail and the fact that I've got an early Spring trip planned, I can't put this off. I've now got to uncover my camper, install a battery and haul it about 50 miles to the dealer. The repair should take about an hour after which I need to haul it back, remove the battery and re-cover.
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Old 01-24-2022, 11:18 AM   #2
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I just got word that the propane pressure regulator on my camper is the subject of a recall. Since this poses a fire danger should the regulator fail and the fact that I've got an early Spring trip planned, I can't put this off. I've now got to uncover my camper, install a battery and haul it about 50 miles to the dealer. The repair should take about an hour after which I need to haul it back, remove the battery and re-cover.

you forgot "and put air in my tires"

Another option is to ask your dealer if they will let you do an exchange and you bring in the old to them and exchange for a new one. its only a couple tools involved. bu they might say NO since its gas

also keep in mind they might not be able to fix it now either so make reservations and make sure they will have the part before you get there.
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Wow. What a PITA for sure.
Weather and the temperatures will have a lot to do with when you can remove the cover. They never cooperate with manoeuvring them in frigid temperatures.
Then there’s how/where to store it, and hoping it dries.

Given when all this may happen before your early spring trip, you might consider just leaving the cover off for the remainder of your “off season”.

And……with all that’s going on in the industry, make sure they have the replacement part “in their hands” and they’re going to do the work when they say they will. Remember…..if it sits on their lot when they’re not ACTUALLY working on it, the battery will be outside, and it won’t be covered there either.
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They told me they will call me when they have the part in house and will schedule the repair at that time. I'm hoping we can schedule it in a couple of months about 2 weeks before my departure date. That way, ill have it uncovered anyways.
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They told me they will call me when they have the part in house and will schedule the repair at that time. I'm hoping we can schedule it in a couple of months about 2 weeks before my departure date. That way, ill have it uncovered anyways.


They are not expensive. You can just order one from Amazon and replace it yourself. If your concern is safety and convenience.
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Old 01-24-2022, 12:17 PM   #6
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They are not expensive. You can just order one from Amazon and replace it yourself. If your concern is safety and convenience.
X2, I will not go to the dealer for anything I can do myself. Now if I had a dealer with a good service department, if they even exist. Then I might consider it if it was convent
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Having them do it is the only way the repair will be covered under warranty. I guess it's a small price to pay knowing that they are on the hook if something goes wrong. In my book it's still a PITA but the lesser of the evils.
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My son got his recall notice for His Keystone last July. The dealer had no direct replacements on-hand, nor did they have a projected availability date. The dealer installed/tested a Marshall unit free of charge. Took his old regulator tagged with his VIN and said they would process the recall, and told him have a nice day. My son was all set to just buy a $50 replacement rather than tank his camping season, but the dealer took care of him.
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fuel to there and back !!! time !!! lunch , it aint gona get done fast. Amazon you a new one , pipe dope and a 1/2 hour install.
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Having them do it is the only way the repair will be covered under warranty. I guess it's a small price to pay knowing that they are on the hook if something goes wrong. In my book it's still a PITA but the lesser of the evils.
Good reasons to have the dealer replace it. The big unknown is how long they'll take to get a replacement. If it gets close to your departure time, you might ask the dealer if they'd replace it with a different regulator or one that you purchase and supply.
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If you are concerned about liability and safety, you might try contacting a local propane supplier ( plumber) and get a quote from them. It should be a reasonable cost and will get done quickly. I would avoid dealer service at all costs a they are very busy and your unit may be stuck there for months. In addition there is always the possibility of damage as they move units around. You may even be able to have them service it on site.
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If you are concerned about liability and safety, you might try contacting a local propane supplier ( plumber) and get a quote from them. It should be a reasonable cost and will get done quickly. I would avoid dealer service at all costs a they are very busy and your unit may be stuck there for months. In addition there is always the possibility of damage as they move units around. You may even be able to have them service it on site.

They told me that once the new regulator comes in, they will schedule me an appointment and I should be in and out in about an hour.
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