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Old 03-26-2010, 09:56 PM   #1
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Gas valves for each appliance?

I am overhauling a 1965 Safari. Finally able to work on it with the better weather. Belly pan is off, frame has been POR 15 (no rust repairs needed, whew!). Read many post regarding gas lines. My question is where to put the shut offs for each appliance? Inside would be more convenient but that makes two more joints inside the living area for the fridge, furnace and stove. Has the problem with Marshall regulators gone away, or should I consider another brand?
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:28 PM   #2
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I think it 100% depends on what is easy to get to. Might be hard to work a shut off valve for some appliances at the unit, some not. On our tradewind (69) the water heater is underneith, so is the refrigerator, furnace and range are inside. I think it is really up to you. Can't speak on the regulators....
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Old 03-27-2010, 04:25 AM   #3
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I am overhauling a 1965 Safari. Finally able to work on it with the better weather. Belly pan is off, frame has been POR 15 (no rust repairs needed, whew!). Read many post regarding gas lines. My question is where to put the shut offs for each appliance? Inside would be more convenient but that makes two more joints inside the living area for the fridge, furnace and stove. Has the problem with Marshall regulators gone away, or should I consider another brand?
Hi Saluda Guy; It can be expensive and a pain to have that many valves but it may be a blessing on a frigid night when you must have a furnace. You can live one night without hot water or stove when you must shut them down.
While restoring my 26' Argosy I have opted for valves for each appliance for that reason. I would however not place them inside the trailer. All of my valves are in line off the frame on one side but on the outside underneath the trailer. Main gas line can be attached to the frame with retaining support clips. While the valves may not be easily accessible you need to close them only if you are faced with a appliance problem. I have gone nuts on my Argosy with 1/2" SS tubing and fitting. It is overkill but I do not have to worry about collapsed or broken lines. Thanks, "Boatdoc"
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For safety reasons the valves should be placed on the outside of the trailer. Valves can leak over time and you would not want to fill your trailer with an explosive gas.
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I don't think there's a good spot.

One alternative to consider is to carry a couple of caps so that the line to the bad appliance can be capped off (a procedure carried out while the tank valves are off) instead.
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