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Old 09-20-2013, 01:29 PM   #1
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Campco Regulator doesn't fit right. Need suggestions.

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I'm installing a new propane regulator. I bought a Campco from a local RV dealer. My problem is that the fittings where you attach the hoses that go from the tanks to the regulator are too far apart and won't allow the regulator to stand straight up and nestle into its spot between the two tanks. I had to bend the mounting bracket (The bracket is welded to the trailer tongue.) in order to make it fit at all. It still puts the two hoses under constant pressure where they rest against the tank. On the old regulator, the females fittings for the hoses are a little less than 2 7/8" apart. On the Campco they are 3 7/8" apart which causes a very unprofessional installation. Can anyone suggest a clean remedy? A high quality regulator with these fittings closer together would help a lot. The old one still sat a little off kilter, but not nearly as bad at the Camco. Any help would be appreciated. I want to be able to easily fit the cover back over the tanks and have everything look and work right.

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Thanks very much.
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:35 PM   #2
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you could get a different bracket that puts the reg up on the top of the tank holder rod.
REGULATOR BRACKET

or get 90 degree brass fillings to put on and then the hoses can come in from the top.
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:44 PM   #3
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I would get a couple brass street elbows and use Teflon tape on the fittings. Do the soap test for leaks. Your storage compartment forces the regulator to be to close to the tanks.

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I took out one of the brass fittings intending to replace them with 90 degree fittings. I found that the fittings are not the straight-through style. There is some kind of check valve inside them.
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you could get a different bracket that puts the reg up on the top of the tank holder rod.
REGULATOR BRACKET
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It must be difficult to open the storage door, never seen the regulator mounted low.

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Old 09-20-2013, 03:51 PM   #6
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Looks like you're just missing the bracket the slides up the center threaded tank hold down rod.

What happened to your old one ?
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:32 PM   #7
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I have a "ta-dah" solution for you - you're gonna look like a hero.

Go to a GOOD "Hearth and Grill" store, and they can custom-make a perfect replacement. You will get quality hoses and fittings from them, plus they know the correct material to use for pipe dope (you CANNOT use Teflon tape, it is not rated for gases) for putting it together.

How I found this out:
We have a dual-fuel propane range in the house, plus a couple other appliances which run on propane, and due to an accident, I have problems lifting the heavy propane bottles we used to use. I needed pretty much a complete refit of the supply system to use smaller bottles, and they were able to help me, no problem. Everything was in stock.

Remembering this, I rehabbed the propane supply system on our trailer this year, and I just took in the regulator and hose assemblies. Again, no problem, everything in stock, plus I got long-enough hoses so there are no more connection problems for the propane bottles.

Hope that helps.
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Yellow Teflon tape is approved for gas. It is heavier and seals better.
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Teflon is teflon. The yellow and pink are thicker but any color is better than none. Do a leak check with soap. Any of them will work for very high vacuum to several 1000 psi and NASA does not care why should you. We use the stuff with hydrogen and oxygen to several thousand psi.

It ain't rocket science.

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