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Old 04-01-2014, 11:09 AM   #1
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Newbie wondering if she can hook up a regular propane tank!

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I'm living in a friend's old Caravel in its permanent home on her farm. I'd like to cook on the stove, but the airstream doesn't have propane tanks. I know it's probably not ideal, but I'm wondering if I can hook up a regular old propane tank to the airstream hookup so I can use the stove?

Also, in case this is relevant info, I'm not actually sure of its year.

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Old 04-01-2014, 11:17 AM   #2
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Howdy!
I'm living in a friend's old Caravel in its permanent home on her farm. I'd like to cook on the stove, but the airstream doesn't have propane tanks. I know it's probably not ideal, but I'm wondering if I can hook up a regular old propane tank to the airstream hookup so I can use the stove?
Thank you!

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Yes you can hook up 100 lb. propane tanks to AS but must use AS regulator if old pur. new as old may not be safe. Bill
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:20 AM   #3
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A tank like from a gas grill or another travel trailer should work fine. You may have to get some fittings to hook it up. Do you have a friend that is a plumber? Propane and natural gas are not to be played with. They can be dangerous if not handled properly.
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:20 AM   #4
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Yes if the connections are still there and the hoses are not rotten, you can go buy a gas grill propane tank and use it. There is nothing special about the tanks. But if the system has not been used in years, you should do a leak test, because you don't want a leak.

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Old 04-01-2014, 01:41 PM   #5
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If it is an older trailer it probably will have the old style fittings. If so that fitting (left hand thread) will screw into a 100# bottle. ( you still need a regulator) The newer travel trailer / propane grills with small bottles were changed a few years back. Can you take a photo of the fitting and regulator if it is on the trailer and post it? It is easy to see the difference.
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Won't the old grill fittings (left hand inside thread) still screw in to the inside of the new tanks, but new fittings (right hand outside thread) won't screw on to the old tanks?

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Won't the old grill fittings (left hand inside thread) still screw in to the inside of the new tanks, but new fittings (right hand outside thread) won't screw on to the old tanks?

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