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Old 07-13-2020, 07:05 PM   #1
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Losing propane

Leaving in two weeks for vacation. RV maintenance dept cannot get us in to troubleshoot issue. Need help.

Filled up propane tank... put back in storage. Came back two wks later to do monthly checks and propane tank was empty. Thinking there's a leak but no smell anywhere. Noticed a green buildup on the connection to the regulator, unscrewed connector, cleaned off green buildup, put new teflon tape back on and reconnected.

Filled back up, brought unit home to prepare for upcoming trip, one week ago. Went to check propane again yesterday and only showed 2/3 full.

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Leaving in two weeks for vacation. RV maintenance dept cannot get us in to troubleshoot issue. Need help.

Filled up propane tank... put back in storage. Came back two wks later to do monthly checks and propane tank was empty. Thinking there's a leak but no smell anywhere. Noticed a green buildup on the connection to the regulator, unscrewed connector, cleaned off green buildup, put new teflon tape back on and reconnected.

Filled back up, brought unit home to prepare for upcoming trip, one week ago. Went to check propane again yesterday and only showed 2/3 full.

ANY suggestions accepted.
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Mix up some soapy water and start checking all the connnections/hoses.
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Also check to see if vent on regulator will blow bubbles indicating as failed regulator.
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Old 07-13-2020, 07:14 PM   #4
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So you leave your tank valves open when in storage? Close your tank valves and see if the tank level goes down. If not that rules out the tanks and valves, then start spraying down all your connections for a leak, you do have a leak somewhere which is not safe.
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Can't recall if propane was turned off or not while in storage... I'd imagine it was on. But after we refilled it and brought it home to pack, the second time... the gas was on, not turned off. We were plugged in to electric though so the fridge was running off that, not propane.

My husband turned off the fridge a couple days ago...and noticed today when he went inside the MH that the check light was on. We are still connected to electricity...why would the propane need to be on if we're plugged in?
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You may not have a leak. It is possible the fridge has been running on propane.
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Can't recall if propane was turned off or not while in storage... I'd imagine it was on. But after we refilled it and brought it home to pack, the second time... the gas was on, not turned off. We were plugged in to electric though so the fridge was running off that, not propane.

My husband turned off the fridge a couple days ago...and noticed today when he went inside the MH that the check light was on. We are still connected to electricity...why would the propane need to be on if we're plugged in?

For the purposes of the Refer you do not need to have the LPG on at all. The Refer will run just fine off of shore power if set to do so. Check the LPG connections to your water heater, stove/oven, and Refer if no bubbles found there then you may have a leak in one of the lines running under your RV where they tee off to the appliances. The check light means the Refer tried to switch over to LPG to keep running, he probably thought he turned if off but rather just switched it from Shore Power to LPG instead.
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