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Old 08-17-2018, 09:09 AM   #1
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Ugh Ready to go and propane issues need guidance ASAP.

Packed and almost ready to head out today and went to turn on fridge and nothiní ... clickity freakin !%#<!! click. So I thought Iíd purge the lines by way of the stove - same noise with a tiny bit of propane smell. Still wouldnít ignite. Unhooked each propane line to the tanks and reconnected and slooowly turned the valve to open position. And YES I have two full tanks of gas and my gut hurts! Batteries at 12.4 too.

I honestly donít know what else to do here. Can anyone help me out trouble shooting this?
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:23 AM   #2
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Did you open the valve on the propane tank?
Do you have propane?
How long has it been since using the coach?
It may take several attempts.
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:29 AM   #3
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Did you open the valve on the propane tank?
Do you have propane?
How long has it been since using the coach?
It may take several attempts.


Yes
Yes
About 4 months

Got one burner started but it was making a lot of weird noises. Still better than nothing. I will note Iím on a slight decline in drive way now. Maybe thatís got something to do with fridge - but stove??
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:35 AM   #4
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Ugh Ready to go and propane issues need guidance ASAP.

Now not even one burner will come on. But I may have fridge running. Still something is out of wackó besides my temper this morning.
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Packed and almost ready to head out today and went to turn on fridge and nothiní ... clickity freakin !%#<!! click. So I thought Iíd purge the lines by way of the stove - same noise with a tiny bit of propane smell. Still wouldnít ignite. Unhooked each propane line to the tanks and reconnected and slooowly turned the valve to open position. And YES I have two full tanks of gas and my gut hurts! Batteries at 12.4 too.

I honestly donít know what else to do here. Can anyone help me out trouble shooting this?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:12 AM   #6
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Please send us a direct message with your contact information and the last 6 digits of your VIN so we can share it with our Customer Service and Technical Support team. We look forward to helping you get this resolved.



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Old 08-17-2018, 10:21 AM   #7
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Replace the LP regulator
I installed a new one in Dec, it failed in June. Now I carry a spare
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:22 AM   #8
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Packed and almost ready to head out today and went to turn on fridge and nothiní ... clickity freakin !%#<!! click. So I thought Iíd purge the lines by way of the stove - same noise with a tiny bit of propane smell. Still wouldnít ignite. Unhooked each propane line to the tanks and reconnected and slooowly turned the valve to open position. And YES I have two full tanks of gas and my gut hurts! Batteries at 12.4 too.

I honestly donít know what else to do here. Can anyone help me out trouble shooting this?
Thanks in advance.

My bet is on the regulator. Maybe Airstream can authorize a replacement at a local RV dealer, if you have one.


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Old 08-17-2018, 11:00 AM   #9
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I am clearly no expert however have you been able to use the refrigerator on electric? I ask only in trying to isolate the problem. Also can you get the hot water heater to work on propane? If so then you know the propane line is not blocked at least to the hot water heater. Also have you tried to light the stove burners with a match which is always a fall back option. Again if the burnt lights then you know you have propane tot he stove.

As to an incline that IMO should not affect the propane flow.
Anyway please let me know how you make out.
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:05 AM   #10
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I've had difficulty getting the fridge to ignite on propane after a long dry spell. I suspect it may be nothing more than the propane in the lines has escaped. Be patient and keep trying the stove first of it is close to the propane tanks. Once you get that (or the water heater if you have water in it) lit on propane then move to try the fridge. It will still need several attempts in my experience. Possibly you have had bugs crawl into the line which is restricting the propane flow, that would be my other thought before something like a regulator.
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:09 AM   #11
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Yes
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About 4 months

Got one burner started but it was making a lot of weird noises. Still better than nothing. I will note Iím on a slight decline in drive way now. Maybe thatís got something to do with fridge - but stove??


You have air in the propane lines, you can get a lot of it out by burning the stove burners until they burn clean, it might be a challenge to get the air out of the fridge line without cracking a fitting open near the unit to bleed the line.
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Old 08-17-2018, 12:01 PM   #12
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Hey thanks all. I was supposed to have left and be one with the road by now, but instead Iím laying across my sofa like a sweaty sow off the pit! Itís humid, hot and miserable in the south and my mood ainít no better. But I do appreciate the help. So the problem appeared to be 2 fold. First I had to purge a lot longer and disconnect tanks and do a reset with a slow release of pressure. Typically I donít even start the fridge and bleed the lines on the stove and move onto fridge. However this time my stove wouldnít ignite and when I finally got it working it was bitching up a hissy-fit making all sorts of odd noises. After all that chatter - I moved onto igniting fridge, which it did after a time. But then the darn stove wouldnít light. Turns out my starter switch burned out or something because a couple of the lines connectors were fried. Pffft - brand new AS and albeit small problem, has boiled my beans. Will need to get that looked at. But for now Iím clear to go.... after a little snooze. You guys are terrific !
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Old 08-17-2018, 12:30 PM   #13
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Glad you got the frig to work and hope stove is working too. Hope rest your trip goes well. We just got back from week trip and our frig would not work on propane till we turned on stove first.
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Sorry for the frustration. But after my rig is in storage for months and I am getting ready to leave like you I start the stove burners, then additionally the hot water heater and after a few minutes then I start the fridge. If this doesn't work, then look to the gas regulator. Or if you can still buy a pressure gauge that measures in inches of water column and if my memory serves me correctly the fridge needs 10" of water column pressure to work properly. Good luck.
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There is a SAFETY feature that shuts off the propane IF the valve is opened TOO QUICKLY (the system thinks there's a propane leak). Try closing the propane valve, wait a few minutes (so the safety system can reset), and then slowly open the valve. Once fully opened, check at the stove again and see if you now have propane. If you do, then start the fridge and or other gas appliances. Good luck!
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Every time I bring ours out of storage I turn on the propane and open all the stovetop burners and keep rotating the igniter until all burners light (takes at least 30-45 secs and the rear left is always last to light) then I turn the furnace on. I let the burners and the furnace run at least one minute and then turn the fridge and water heater on. Works every time. If you do this and you still have problems then as people have said itís probably a regulator or blocked line issue.
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Packed and almost ready to head out today and went to turn on fridge and nothiní ... clickity freakin !%#<!! click. So I thought Iíd purge the lines by way of the stove - same noise with a tiny bit of propane smell. Still wouldnít ignite. Unhooked each propane line to the tanks and reconnected and slooowly turned the valve to open position. And YES I have two full tanks of gas and my gut hurts! Batteries at 12.4 too.

I honestly donít know what else to do here. Can anyone help me out trouble shooting this?
Thanks in advance.
Hope you got er going, did anyone mention trying the other tank? assuming the new trailers still have a manual tank selector.
Anyway real reason for being here was to say to turn on your refer at least the day before you plan to leave, gives it the needed time to get down to temp. and if you have a glitch you at least have another day to sort out.
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