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Old 12-11-2017, 08:10 AM   #1
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No propane to coach

Started up my 2013 interstate ext for day trip. Attempted to start generator but would not turn over. Felt like it was getting no propane. Checked tank have propane, outside switch on. Decided to check inside stove, no propane. What do I need to check. Is there a fuse to the outside switch?
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Old 12-11-2017, 08:21 AM   #2
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On my 2013 Lounge Ext, the outside propane switch is fused on the same circuit as the refrigerator, and propane detector. My refrigerator was on a jag of blowing fuses and that’s how I found what was on that fuse.
Flip the outside switch on and off to see if it is cycling the solenoid.
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Old 12-11-2017, 08:24 AM   #3
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Should’ve also said....”You will hear the solenoid cycle”
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Should’ve also said....”You will hear the solenoid cycle”
Fridge and propane alarm powered on. When I hit outside switch I hear a click is that what you mean by hearing the solenoid cycle?
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Yes. The solenoid has a definite, loud click when it cycles. You could, carefully, open the quick connect valve in the box near solenoid switch to see if anything comes out.....quickly, briefly. It is fed through the regulator as well.
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I say carefully, because I think there is a high flow shutoff in the line that could close if flow is too high.
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Can't help, but forum member posted this not too long ago:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f240...ed-175705.html

In his case the problem was the regulator... but again, not sure if it is the same issue you are encountering. Just wanted to make sure you had seen that thread.
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My propane level gauge is highly inaccurate. You may be out of propane even if the tank level gauge says you are not. Try pouring a few cups of warm water down the side of the propane tank (easier said than done). The tank wall will be warm above the level of the propane and cool below it.
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My propane level gauge is highly inaccurate. You may be out of propane even if the tank level gauge says you are not. ....
+1. Our gauge is a P.O.S. even though it's only 2 years old.

One of your next steps will be to try to fill your tank, assuming there are no indications of a safety issue. That'll tell you a lot.
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+1. Our gauge is a P.O.S. even though it's only 2 years old.

One of your next steps will be to try to fill your tank, assuming there are no indications of a safety issue. That'll tell you a lot.
Thanks for all the replies. I opened up the overfill valve and propane came out, i assume that means there is propane in the tank. The guage has 2 lights on but I understand that is not accurate. Maybe the easiest thing to do is fill the tank and see what happens.
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Needs 12+ volts via house batteries

If you haven't, check your house batteries as the propane solenoid needs a reasonable voltage to open propane line.
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Possible regulator failure is why I suggested cracking the valve on the quick connect fitting. It is fed by the regulator too.
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If you haven't, check your house batteries as the propane solenoid needs a reasonable voltage to open propane line.
Thanks was hooked up to shore power so that should not be the issue. Will look at cracking the quick disconnect valve when I get home. Are talking about the valve when you fill up with propane?
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The “propane box” on my 2013 AI contains: the bleed valve for fill confirmation, the fill connection, the solenoid switch, and a quick connect fitting for hooking up a grill. The quick connect fitting has a ball valve above it. Wish I could find a photo......
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