Propane Issue - hope this helps others trouble shoot
So late last spring on the last day of our camping trip we could not get the propane to feed to the camper (no stove, hot water heater, etc). When I got home I looked all through the forums and found fix on turning tank on slowly due to built in safety mechanism in pig tail hose (hose from tank to regulator). Messed with it for a while and it turned back on - thought that was it. If narrative too long - just look at last paragraph!
Just took on a trip recently and when I was checking all the systems a couple days before the trip - again, no propane!!! Nothing would work - went to several camping stores / dealerships (some were outright horrible in their service dept suggestions and camping world probably best knowledge but I ended up diagnosing myself through dumb luck). Camper under warranty but too much trouble to bring in if I could figure myself - plus was running against the clock for our camping trip.
Anywho, started with pigtail replacement but no one carried the smaller threaded one - finally found - went ahead and bought an extra regulator just in case. Got home and noticed that pigtail attached to small brass elbow bracket that attaches to regulator - hmmmm. Didn't really need the skinny thread pigtail as the regular ones go right into the regular regulator thread (what the frig is the smaller hose with brass bracker for!!!????). Well, I went ahead and plugged in my new pig tail and turned on propane (also made sure was not issue with tank before all of this) and immediately heard and felt propane hissing out of pig tail near bracket that attaches it to regulator. Thank the lord above this did not immediately trigger the safety mechanism in the new pig tail because after trying to tighten the pigtail and the elbow bracket into the regulator it still leaked here.
Well, then I saw it - a hairline crack in the brass elbow connector (connecting the pig tail to the regulator). Thought this was easy fix but apparently no one, and I mean no one, carries this little booger in stock. After a major goose chase and about 12 combined hours of my life that I will never get back, I was finally directed to a hose and brass fittings factory here in Knoxille - they had the little booger - cost $1.72 - bought three for back up. Hooked it up and all is well - camping trip went great and daddy saved the day (although no one in my family wanted to be around me as I was trouble shooting this little turd).
2011 Swift SLX 184 hb