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Old 01-24-2015, 09:46 AM   #21
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Could it be that you are getting liquid propane in the hose which is partially blocking it?
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:02 AM   #22
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No, I thoroughly checked that out over quite a period of time. I always open the AS bottle very slowly, with the hose elevated above the tank. Early on, in my extension hose experimentation, I did get liquid...and you can easily tell by frost buildup at connectors and regulator as the liquid vaporizes. That' not what is going on in the above description.
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:12 AM   #23
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I carry two small propane bottles for a portable BBQ. I store the bottles with the LP gas cylinders inside the LP tank cover. They slide inside a 4" ABS plastic tube that is placed between the LP tanks. Rubber gaskets separate and cushion the bottles. No problems in two years and 4 western states.

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Thanks Ken for this. I am going to give this a go this season.

I did have a bottle leak on me, but just once. I wrote it off as a bad valve, which is what it was. I am careful and don't reload when there are open flames around and I replace the little plastic cap each time and inspect the bottle before I put it back in the storage compartment.

I do like the idea of storing them in with the propane tanks up front. One less worry.
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:25 AM   #24
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Those darned things. It's no wonder that they don't want licensed fillers to mess with those cylinders.

And, yes, it's the same story: they leak live a sieve. In the end, I ordered one of these hoses to use with the grill:




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Old 01-24-2015, 11:08 AM   #25
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I decided to purchase a 5lb propane tank for my BBQ although I never had any of my 1lb disposalable bottles leak.

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Old 01-24-2015, 12:12 PM   #26
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I've used (70's-90's) the smaller tanks about the size of a coffee mug with a backpackers stove. I did get some that leaked and had to toss them. That system was intended to assemble and take down after every use.
Now I use a whisperlite liquid multi fuel stove.
As for my "Q", I run a 1 gallon (still light and portable) propane tank with the adapter hose, I didn't want to go back to the disposables.
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Old 01-24-2015, 12:31 PM   #27
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Like Aaron, we use the 20lb (Canada) with the tree so I can run my "Q" and a 2 burner stove with the lantern on top. Never had any problem with low heat, or with anyone tripping over hoses.


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Old 01-24-2015, 12:49 PM   #28
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If you decide to use a 20-pound, 4-gallon propane tank instead of the little bottles, what kind of adapter do you use, and where do you recommend buying it. Where do you put the tank while on the road?

Do any of you use the Airstream's propane tanks to fuel a portable grill? If so, what kind of hose and adapters do you need, and where do you purchase them?
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The tree fits right on the tank. The hoses are Coleman, butI am sure plenty of other manufacturers have them. They then screw right into the same place that the little bottles do.
The propane hose from the A/S is already lo pressure so if you wanted to use that you would have to change the adaptor on your units. For me, it's on the wrong side anyway so I don't bother.
I use a 1/2 ton with a cap as the TV, so I just carry it there secured with a bungee cord.


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Old 01-24-2015, 01:19 PM   #30
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If you decide to use a 20-pound, 4-gallon propane tank instead of the little bottles, what kind of adapter do you use, and where do you recommend buying it. Where do you put the tank while on the road?

Do any of you use the Airstream's propane tanks to fuel a portable grill? If so, what kind of hose and adapters do you need, and where do you purchase them?
Yes, I do:

Acme Extend-A-Stay Adapter - $46.99

Hoses are available in varying lengths from Camping World and others. I run two 15' hoses all the way to the rear of the AS under the awning.
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http://m.campingworld.com/shopping/i...ane-tree/77976
The nice thing about the tree is when it is attached to the tank is is capable of two stove type devices on the barrel and a lantern on top.


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Old 01-24-2015, 02:38 PM   #32
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Known problem in boating, don't store below, use a canvas bag hooked on a rail outside. Was refilling one of a half dozen last week and one showed up as a leaker by smell and then testing with soapy water, decided to let it leak down in the woods.
Original instructions if I remember right was not to use them indoors Last year I actually saw a recycle bin for propane bottles at a campground.
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Interesting. Can you leave the adapter hooked up all the time, including when traveling? When you want to connect your grill to it, do you have to first shut off the main valve on the large tank?
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Mine has been in place on the bottle for 2 years.
Yes I do shut off the bottle while hooking up the hoses and grill regulator.
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