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Old 02-09-2023, 04:05 AM   #1
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2021 28DK5 Propane quick connect

Bought this camper last summer assuming it had a propane quick connect as itís a 2021.

Am I blind not being able to find one? I crawled underneath of it several times following propane lines from the splitter but they all seem accounted for. Thereís only three coming off the splitter and best I can tell itís stove fridge furnace and hot water.

If Iím not missing something, does anyone know the size and thread of the splitters or somewhere to order a quick connect kit? I want to be able to plug my camp chef in without having to carry another propane tank.
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Old 02-09-2023, 07:39 AM   #2
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mine's missing too

must be a brass shortage or something


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Old 02-09-2023, 08:49 AM   #3
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You have an extra port on the splitter then? Not clear in your post.

If so does it have clearance where the unused port is?
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Bought this camper last summer assuming it had a propane quick connect as it’s a 2021.

Am I blind not being able to find one? I crawled underneath of it several times following propane lines from the splitter but they all seem accounted for. There’s only three coming off the splitter and best I can tell it’s stove fridge furnace and hot water.

If I’m not missing something, does anyone know the size and thread of the splitters or somewhere to order a quick connect kit? I want to be able to plug my camp chef in without having to carry another propane tank.
Usually these quick connects that come from the manufacturer are for what is called a low pressure grill. This means the gas line the quick connect is connected to has been run thru a regulator that lowers the pressure.

The problem is, if you use a grill not designed for the low pressure (as the low pressure grill won't have a built in regulator), then when you try to connect a regular grill that does have it's own regulator built in, then the pressure is too low for the normal grill to work correct/

We have many threads on how you have to remove the grills regulator to make it work on a RV low pressure quick connect.

Since it doesn't seem your RV has a quick connect, it might be better to just put a tee (like what is called an 'extend-a-stay' kit) at the tanks and run a line yourself to your grill if it has it's own regulator built in.

If your grill doesn't have it's own regulator (and is made for the low pressure), then you have to add a regulator to it though if your use an extend-a-stay kit.
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Old 02-09-2023, 01:09 PM   #6
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Yep I’m aware of the low pressure and double regulator problem. This grill was setup for my previous camper that came with the quick connect for grilling.

Yes to the extra connector on the splitter. It’s just capped from the factory but there’s nothing obstructing the use of it.

I actually bough the exact kit capacitor has listed above. to connect in to the splitter. The problem I had was finding any hose that connected from the propane 4 way splitter to the quick connect that would be placed on the side of the camper. Every place that I went to said there was no way it was 1/4” but best of luck in my search.
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Something like this?
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I suppose that could work if it was 1/4” on the side hooked to the splitter and 3/8 on the other. Ideally it would be a least 9 ft as the splitter is on the opposite side of the camper as the door and I want to get the quick connect over to the door side and preferably towards the back as that’s where the grill is always sitting. Once I go from the 1/4” at the splitter up to 3/8 it seems like there would be no issues at all getting hose to run wherever. It’s the 1/4” at the gas splitter that seems to be the hiccup.
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I would google Propane Hose Fabrication.
Having a lot of stuff come up with that. Might even find someone local.
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I've found all the sizes I've ever needed on eBay.

Got this one last summer--main hose from regulator to iron pipe that feeds the entire trailer--after squirrels chewed through the other one.

I armored it by sliding inside a piece of 3/4" Carlon flexible conduit before installing it.
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Find a propane distributor. Most make up or have whatever hoses and fittings you need. They will be better quality than anything premade you buy, and in my experience, cheaper.
After I had them make new pigtails for me, I no longer have to replace them every year or so.
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Find a propane distributor. Most make up or have whatever hoses and fittings you need. They will be better quality than anything premade you buy, and in my experience, cheaper.
After I had them make new pigtails for me, I no longer have to replace them every year or so.
I had already tried the two local distributors thinking for sure they would have it.

I did however think after you guys posted about that to call my local hose shop that Iíve used to make hydraulic lines. Not sure why I never thought to ask them. Iím taking by the plug from the splitter and the quick connect tomorrow so they can make a hose to match.
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