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Old 10-03-2009, 11:09 AM   #1
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Quick advice on leaking regulator

We're camping but our LP seems to have a major leak.
We have two vertical tanks with an automatic switching regulator.
(1995 Sovereign).

When I turned on the propane at tank valve upon arriving at campsite, I heard a loud hissing noise. The leaking was the same whether tank a or tank b was open.

Can anyone advise on ways these regulators fail? I'm hoping to get this fixed quickly so we can get on with trip. Any tips on repair, replacement, service at Airstream dealer vs. Propane would be much appreciated.

This campground has wi-fi and I'll be looking for any replies. Thanks!
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Old 10-03-2009, 11:36 AM   #2
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Regulators are a replacement item rather than repair. However, there is nothing Airstream specific about the regulator. Any RV shop should have one. I would not expect most propane places to have the two tank switching kind that are used on RVs, though. The campground office may be able to suggest somewhere local for a new regulator.

Best of luck.
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Old 10-03-2009, 01:18 PM   #3
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make a visual check of the lines in that area. it might not be the regulator.
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Old 10-03-2009, 01:32 PM   #4
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make a visual check of the lines in that area. it might not be the regulator.
In particular the rubber line that goes from the regulator to the copper line that runs under the trailer. Critters will sometimes chew a hole in that line. Voice of experience speaking here...

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I also had a recent LP regulator fail as gas was leaking from the red/green glass indicator window (1984 Excella). A quick trip to an RV repair shop and $200 got me on the road with a switching regulator and 2 new tank hoses.
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I also had a recent LP regulator fail as gas was leaking from the red/green glass indicator window (1984 Excella). A quick trip to an RV repair shop and $200 got me on the road with a switching regulator and 2 new tank hoses.
OUCH!!! Shows how long it has been since I bought a switching regulator.

Also good advice about checking everything else. This is a great time to change any old hoses.
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OUCH!!! Shows how long it has been since I bought a switching regulator.

Also good advice about checking everything else. This is a great time to change any old hoses.
The regulator is available at Vintage Trailer Supply for $42.99: Marshall 254

Same price, I believe, at Out of Doors Mart.

Camping World is $46.99 to $63.33 depending on sale and presidents club pricing.

I hope the $200 price includes installation.

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