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Old 07-08-2016, 05:19 AM   #1
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Axle swap - propane line location?

I am halfway through my axle swap and have come up with a bit of a problem. The propane line for the water heater went under the front axle and over the rear one. ( I think that line had been replaced - it was copper with some sort of plastic cover, all the other lines are just copper.) I removed the gas line in order to get the old axles out. On my previous trailer, 75 Trade Wind, this was not a problem - but I can't really remember exactly where the water heater was located. (I think it was about the same - road side behind the axles.

Doe anyone have an idea of where the propane line should go? There is not a great deal of space between the frame rails and the "boxes" that cover the fresh water and holding tanks. I think that I can snake a new line through but it will be a tight fit and I am not sure how to fasten the line to the frame.

Any insight will be appreciated.


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Old 07-08-2016, 10:19 PM   #2
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I found the same thing, when I looked at keeping both over the axle I found that would be a mistake. I say keep it as is.

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Old 07-09-2016, 06:44 AM   #3
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At least I am not alone. I did some more looking and I don't see any good way to keep it above both axles; there is not enough room to snake it between the axle brackets and tank "boxes". I am thinking I'll run the plastic protected line under both axles attached to the frame bracket that surrounds the axle mounts - similar to the original location. I did find some "anti-vibration" loop hangers that fit the OD of the line very tightly with some compressible rubber; looks like a better approach than the loose hangers that the factory installed.

Thanks for your insight.

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Old 07-16-2016, 03:06 PM   #4
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My gas line was covered in what looks like heater hose or rubber fuel line.
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