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Old 05-20-2020, 04:11 PM   #1
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Propane hose unusual failure!

Coach is a 1978 Trade Wind with probably the original rubber propane hose from the regulator down to the copper line heading back underneath.

The rubber line just closed up - wouldn't let be a couple molecules of gas through an hour. The copper line headed back was blown out, but didn't contain more than a couple drops of oil.

Too weird.

I'm posting this just to give folks with elderly coaches a heads-up if the propane system seems to be taking a dump on you!

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Old 05-20-2020, 04:45 PM   #2
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Your experience is not that unexpected. Over the years as rubber ages and the molecules break down into shorter ones, the propensity to absorb trace oils into the voids swells the rubber to the point it collapses on the inside even if the outside looks okay.

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Old 05-20-2020, 05:11 PM   #3
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I had the propane hose do that on my trailer also. Not closed all the way but enough to short change the furnace.
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