Need for a Dual Diaphram LP Regulator
My trailer is a 1987 model. I have dual 40lb Worthington aluminum LP bottles. The regulator is a manual switch over 1987 vintage single diaphram model. It works fine. I've had no leaks, issues, or problems of any kind.
A buddy of mine has a newer trailer (like a 2009 or so). I forget the brand, but it's one of those small tear drop looking campers. Anyway, he has a dual diaphram LP regulator that was leaking. It flooded his camper with LP gas. He smelled it, got his wife out of there, and promptly called the manufacturer!
Anyway, he finally tracked down the maker of the regulator (I forget the name, but it's Italian sounding and they apparently make 2/3 of all RV LP regulators). No less than the President of the company called him. Turned out the model he had had been recalled and there weren't supposed to be any of them on the market. They overnighted a new one to him for free and demanded the old one be returned.
At any rate, he was telling me the horrors of the single diaphram type LP regulator, and that I should get rid of my 1987 relic and get a new dual diaphram model. That they are much safer.
What do you guys think? My single diaphram model works fine. I've had no issues at all. Is it truly a bomb waiting to blow? Or is my friend over reacting? I guess all the new RV's have the dual diaphram type regulator.
Anyway, I just want to be safe. I'm an engineer, and I personally don't see the need for alarm. But, I've not heard of that many RV's blowing up because they used a single diaphram style LP regulator. I could be totally wrong. Please advise.