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Old 06-03-2013, 12:19 PM   #29
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Just about all compressors use oil and contaminate the propane with oil which finds its way into the rubber lines and caused them to swell. The oil absorbs the smell from the gas but the oil is not the source of the smell.

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Old 06-03-2013, 02:10 PM   #30
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Regulator Replacement

Not sure it should be a scheduled replacement part. But you can get the entire set of hoses, regulator and crossover valve for around $110 from Inland Andy or any other supplier. Not a bad price for peace of mind.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:25 PM   #31
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I recently bought all three hoses and new 2-stage auto regulater for under $60 including Prime shipping from Amazon.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:52 PM   #32
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Possible leak?

I have a 1990 -- all original regulators and hoses. My open tank sat for over a year and one time I thought I smelled the propane. I haven't soap tested it yet, but saw this thread and knew I needed to read it.

Just finishing a water leak at the city water inlet with a leak in the grey PB water connections. In fact just received the parts from Amazon today for the repair. But that is another problem....

AWChief: you just posted that you ordered some parts off Amazon, what exactly did you get. Probably most of our coaches use about the same thing. I have two aluminum 30 gal tanks. Would appreciate some part suggestions.

And how far back did you feel you needed to replace? Maybe the hose degradation could be similar to the ethanol fuel problem many see with older outboard boats that sit for a while.

thanks for your input
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:34 AM   #33
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Steve: I bought,

Camco 59005 RV Propane Double-Stage Auto-Changeover Regulator ($30.55)

2-Camco 59053 12" RV Pig Tail Propane Hose Connector ($11.32 @)

I had the other hose made up by a local gas supplier for under $10.00. I believe it is about 38 inches long. It goes from where the copper line comes out from under the trailer to the regulator.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:15 AM   #34
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When it comes to propane, gasoline or any highly flammable liquid safety exceeds saving money.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:03 AM   #35
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And cost is not necessarily an indication of quality.
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Fisher Controls Automatic Changeover Regulator - Dultmeier Sales

Cost is about $250 each, but high quality.
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:43 PM   #38
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Replacement for Marshall Gas pigtail Model A4

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Yup, My OEM lines were only 6 years old and were rock hard and stiff. Seeping at the crimps, so replaced this spring.
Rich, what did you buy to replace your propane pigtails (and where)?

My OEM 12" pigtails were made by Marshall Gas Controls 8 years ago and one now has a small leak. So I want to replace both pigtails.

Did you need to buy an adapter for the fitting into the regulator? (Something about metric vs. inches.)

Did you use yellow gas line thread seal tape on the connection to regulator?

Of course, anyone else is also welcome to share their experiences in finding the correct replacement propane pigtail.

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I don't recall where I got them.....I want to say Camco from Camping World, but I'm not sure. Yes and adapter was required, and yes I used yellow thread tape.
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I don't recall where I got them.....I want to say Camco from Camping World, but I'm not sure. Yes and adapter was required, and yes I used yellow thread tape.
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Old 04-25-2015, 05:30 PM   #41
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I think I need to do this soon. I think have a propane leak, and I bet I've had it since the day I picked up the trailer 2 years ago. I've used soap and water on the connections, cannot find a leak. Regulator maybe? Mine does the auto changeover, but doesn't tell me it does it. and if I turn off the gas at the tank, the regulator shows empty after 30 minutes. The gas must be leaking out somewhere. I smell gas sometimes. I told myself it's a new unit, no way there is a leak. I should listen to my nose more.
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:49 PM   #42
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I think I need to do this soon. I think have a propane leak, and I bet I've had it since the day I picked up the trailer 2 years ago. I've used soap and water on the connections, cannot find a leak. Regulator maybe? Mine does the auto changeover, but doesn't tell me it does it. and if I turn off the gas at the tank, the regulator shows empty after 30 minutes. The gas must be leaking out somewhere. I smell gas sometimes. I told myself it's a new unit, no way there is a leak. I should listen to my nose more.
It is possible that you have a leak, even new trailers can have them, but a 30 minute bleed down on your regulator is not bad. With a leak, it is usually a few minutes.

I don't know what kind of an oven you have, but it is not uncommon for ovens to have an "off" and a "pilot off" position on the knob. If your pilot is left on, and not lighted, you will smell gas. If your pilot is on your regulator test will show a drop to empty fairly quickly. I turn my oven to the full off position except when using it. I don't need the pilot light using propane when I am not using the oven.

One other thing, as your propane tanks get down to empty the odorant in them often is so concentrated that it does not burn off with the propane and you can "smell gas". I have had that happen quite often, and thought I had a leak, but a new tank eliminates the problem, so it was just the odorant getting through the system. So, if gas odors come and go, it might be a low tank only.
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