Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-06-2013, 06:31 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Dripping Springs
Posts: 153
Purging LP bottles!

When we left on our 6K+ mile trip last month to the Pacific Ocean and back, I figured out that our LP supply to the trailer fridge wasn't working. No big deal, I switched to the other bottle. We used that bottle for the entire time we were on the road, 26 days, and it still was working when we returned this past Tuesday. (Yes, we used it all the time to keep the fridge cool, which is the subject of another thread here.) Anyway, today I took the bottle that failed to our local LP dealer, and he told me that many of today's newer LP bottles fail because they have not been properly purged. His view is that these new bottles still have a bit of moisture in them, and unless they are purged properly, they will fail to deliver propane when needed. Just as our bottle did. Anyway, we purged both the new bottles on the WH, and they now are hooked up and working properly.

Just fyi. YMMV.


2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD Crew Cab, long box, Duramax and 3.73, SRW
Equal-i-zer 1k WDH, 2013 White Hawk 27DSRL

Los Madrones, a little slice of Texas hill country heaven
mikmurphy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2013, 08:32 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 1,414
Purging LP bottles!

Your LP dealer is correct. New propane bottles do need to be purged the first time to get the air out so that they fill properly.

However, with that being said, this should have been done when your tanks were first filled.

When you had problems with tank #1, did you try closing the tank valve and open it very slowly? Sometimes this has to be done several times thanks to the safety device in the propane line that shuts off propane if it detects a leak.

Good luck! Hope the purging process worked for you.
2013 Jayco JayFlight 26RKS
2013 Ford F150 Ecoboost FX4

2003 Coleman Bayside / 2011 Jayco Jayfeather X20E -- RIP
2012 Tacoma Sport DCSB / 2013 Tundra SR5 - RIP
Heady is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:30 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.