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Old 06-10-2016, 12:31 AM   #1
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1977 31' Sovereign
Chase , British Columbia
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New regulator and ss hoses

Hello all,

It's been a long time since I've posted anything, but I just changed out my 40 year old hoses and regulator after smelling LP gas at the tanks. The pigtails had many cracks.

In keeping with the shiny Airstream look, I opted for stainless overbraid pigtails. The only place I could find them was at Vintage Trailer Supply, and they had to special order the 36" length from their supplier (thanks Vintage!!). I also bought a new auto-changeover regulator from them.

I wanted the new setup to fit under the original plastic cover, thus I also needed to use 90 degree elbows at the inlets so the pigtails would come up from below as per the originals. I went to the local propane shop and they said there were no 90 degree inverted flare fittings, so they installed some regular elbows and added the flare fittings below. This made the assembly too wide for the plastic cover, so I offset the regulator to the right and the inboard pigtail sticks out of the cover. It's not noticeable from the usual viewing angle.

I got rid of the copper tubing snake that came down from the outlet, and replaced it with a 36 inch black rubber hose. In order to avoid chafing at the A-frame, I covered the hose with a 3/4 inch plastic loom. Looks far better than the original, and it all works great. Maybe my tanks won't need refilling as often now, lol.

Happy camping,
Chase BC
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:24 AM   #2
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1973 25' Tradewind
Redding , California
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Love it.

I just replaced my regulator and hosed as well. On my '73 Tradewind. Question. My regulator was mounted to the bar that secures the propane tanks. Yours is mounted directly to the body. I like that idea. Where did you get the grey cover that hides the regulator?

oh! and do you cover your tanks? It looks like the braided lines would get in the way of a traditional cover.



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Old 07-25-2016, 08:17 PM   #3
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Replacement ss pigtails and regulator

The original Fisher regulator was factory mounted to the front wall, and came with the plastic hinged cover. It had a little round window that was visible through the hole in the cover. The window would show a red bar if the tanks were empty. The original regulator was much larger than the new one.

The tanks aren't covered, so I wanted to have the ss braid to add some bling. One day, maybe when I retire, I'll tackle a polish job on the trailer and tanks. I think polished tanks look great. The new setup helped clean up the cluttered look, so I'm quite pleased with it.
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