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Old 08-13-2016, 08:49 PM   #1
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Propane Line

I have a 16 Eagle 314BHDS. We got home last Sat from a week In Lake George and all was great. I crawled under it today to disconnect the sway command and found a large hole in the Propane line. It had to have happened since I got home, in fact there were pieces of the insulation from the line on the ground underneath. I immediately thought animal but then thought it might have been cut. I know its a long shot but anybody ever come across something like this?
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Squirrel? I had one chew thru my water line once.
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For a cut the hole seems pretty big. It looks like more towards an animal direction.
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Hopefully the little beastard got a lung full of propane!

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Old 08-14-2016, 07:52 AM   #5
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Rodent of some kind.. when you replace the propane line put some split wire loom over it as added protection..
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Has anyone ever spliced one of these lines? They ran one single line from the propane tanks to just before the rear door. It's a pretty long line. Probably better to replace the whole thing, just have to fine one.
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If you have a propane dealer in your area they can make you a custom hose of any length. I think that would be your best bet.
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Do all newer trailers use plastic/rubber hoses for the main lines, end to end? My 2011 TT has a steel pipe main line from front to back, with copper tubing going to the appliances.

There is a 4 foot or so section of rubber propane hose running from the regulator to the front end of the steel pipe, but I never had a rodent chew on it, at least not yet.
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Do all newer trailers use plastic/rubber hoses for the main lines, end to end? My 2011 TT has a steel pipe main line from front to back, with copper tubing going to the appliances.

There is a 4 foot or so section of rubber propane hose running from the regulator to the front end of the steel pipe, but I never had a rodent chew on it, at least not yet.
Seems that way. Much cheaper than using copper pipe.
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Mine is copper until it gets to the area where it moves. I would replace it with something with a mesh just in case he is still hungry.

In my yard the squirrels sharpen their teeth on the aluminum wraps that hold the chain link fence up. I have to continually replace them.
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