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Old 07-28-2016, 08:20 AM   #15
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I could not get a "standard" one to fit. It was very close, but no amount of shoving would make it work. Only when I found the one that came with the AS could I connect. It was just slightly shorter, so must be proprietory I guess.
There are two versions of propane quick disconnects, low pressure and high pressure. I found this out when the fitting I bought from CW wouldn't mate with the one that came with my grill. Like the OP, the fitting went in but wouldn't lock. The CW fitting packaging and the fitting itself were marked "low pressure", but were, in fact, high pressure. The ones I ordered from Amazon worked fine.

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Old 07-28-2016, 04:27 PM   #16
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I just got off the phone with one of the sales guys at GenConneX. According to what I have read, if I am running less 2000 watts or more, then I can run the 1/4" quick-connect hoses. Since I am running a 3000 watt generator, I have to run a minimum of 3/8" quick-connect hoses.

According to the sales rep, my generator will either shut off or run very poorly under load. I am sure if it did run, it would create excess stress/wear as the 1/4" lines would basically bottleneck.

I'm going to look at the lines under the propane tanks on my AS, I supposed I could change out the 1/4" LPG port and install a new 3/8" LPG port?

The alternative is disconnecting one of my propane bottles each time I run my generator to run a direct 3/8" line with a regulator.
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Old 07-28-2016, 04:50 PM   #17
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Another alternative is to buy a conveniently-sized LP tank explicitly for the generator.
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Old 07-28-2016, 09:58 PM   #18
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Another alternative is to buy a conveniently-sized LP tank explicitly for the generator.
That's the way I have it set up currently. I was concerned that when it runs out, I wanted to be able to quickly switch over to an alternative fuel source. If I can run it primarily off the propane tanks on the front of the AS then I will always have a backup anyways when one runs out.

The entire set-up from the factory is 1/4" hoses. Although inconvenient, I may just have to run lines directly to the propane tanks with a regulator and leave the LPG lines intact as is. At least this way, I will still have the ability to run an outdoor bbq grill if I desire down the road.
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There are adapters that attach between the propane tank fitting and the propane hose that goes to the trailer. The adapter can be either another opening like on the tank or the hose fitting similar to the one pound Coleman bottle grill gas or light gas. I have a 25' propane hose with the latter fitting so the Solaire grill can be put where needed like under the awning if it is raining.
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I'm going to look at the lines under the propane tanks on my AS, I supposed I could change out the 1/4" LPG port and install a new 3/8" LPG port?
The lines are readily accessible and it is not difficult to change out any 1/4" parts for larger ones. My trailer didn't have a stock propane port -- I added one, for my grill.

You may want to leave the standard size port in place for use with a grill and just add a second one.

You will need flare tools. A little bit of oil on the tool and then on the flare nut threads prior to assembly will make the job go better.
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The lines are readily accessible and it is not difficult to change out any 1/4" parts for larger ones. My trailer didn't have a stock propane port -- I added one, for my grill.

You may want to leave the standard size port in place for use with a grill and just add a second one.

You will need flare tools. A little bit of oil on the tool and then on the flare nut threads prior to assembly will make the job go better.
Those are all good points. It might be best to Lee the stock parts there so I am run a grill in the future.

I noticed the top of the RV propane tanks are green instead of black. Are they different sizes or just different colors? I noticed online the green connectors are labeled as "RV"
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Thats encouraging. Thanks.

Nice idea on the tubing. I have so many do-it-yourself projects and repairs going I opted to pay the extra and let them do the mod for me. Also, the 2400 is on the large side, so there seems to be plenty of internal room. Although I haven't removed the panels to check.

BTW they didn't send me any "teflon paste" and I can't anything at home depot like that. What did you use for your permanent connections? They said not to use tape because it could get into the carburetor.
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Use the yellow thread seal tape(thicker), start it a few threads from the end of the fitting so there's no chance of any getting into the hose.

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Using any type tape in a fuel supply system is contraindicated because fine particles frequently break loose and block fine ports in the carburetor/injector system. Use a small amount of paste. Teflon-impregnated paste is found at HD and Lowes, etc. under the Rectorseal brand and others but Teflon is not mandatory. You may use any brand/type of pipe-dope which states it's permissible for gas/propane/steam/etc.
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