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Old 05-17-2015, 08:58 PM   #11
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Been using mine for 3 years but never checked to see if the tank was warm.
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:44 AM   #12
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I also have a problem with the propane tank getting very hot. Last summer it got so hot the safety value released. Asked the dealer but he was no help. Asked the propane guy and he said that's what it is suppose to do but seems dangerous to me. Has anyone found a solution for this problem? Been thinking about calling Jayco.
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:57 AM   #13
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Don't leave the tanks in the direct sun?


A beach umbrella. Turning the RV so the tanks are not on the South/Southwest side?
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:26 AM   #14
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Do you have one of the black tank covers? If so, pull the cover off if it is direct sunlight on very hot days. The tanks are white.

It seems the safety valve is working as intended. BUT having propane gas venting anywhere it could collect or around any ignition source is a potential hazard, I would think.

You said that was last year. What is different this year? It has been very hot here in AZ recently.

EDIT: Ignore my post. Didn't know it was a Greyhawk. Assumed it wa a TT.
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:44 AM   #15
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I decided to call Jayco. They are aware of the problem and have a heat shield kit to prevent the tank from overheating. Gee you think they could have notified people of this potentially dangerous problem. They are going to send the kit to dealer and install free. This problem only happens after driving on a hot day. If you have a greyhawk 26 check your tank.
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Old 06-23-2015, 12:04 PM   #16
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Thanks everyone for your responses and information. Going on a two week trip this summer and I will continue to monitor the tank for over heating. If anyone else has this problem with their onboard 50 LBS tank, please let me know. Question to CCHandler? What kind of heat shield kit is the company sending to your dealer? Will it add on to the existing heat shield that already shields the tank from the catalytic converter? Cheers
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Old 07-18-2016, 02:31 PM   #17
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Same issue

We have a 2011 greyhawk and it is doing the same thing, and now the hose is melting. After reading your thread, we called Jayco and they said they have never heard of them sending a kit and installing for free. We just got off the new phone with them 30 mins ago. Did you speak to customer service or technician? I know it has been a few years.
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Old 07-18-2016, 03:25 PM   #18
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No I have not spoken to JAYCO about this. I just completed a five day trip, mostly freeway and very hot tempretures for this part of the country and although my tank did warm up it didn't seem to heat up as much as it did last year. What hose melted? I would like to know so I can keep an eye on it. Did JAYCO offer a solution with your melted hose issue?
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Old 07-18-2016, 04:24 PM   #19
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I was thinking the black tank covers were not a good idea as black absorbs heat and white reflects. Yes the black covers don't get dirty as fast but they will increase tank temperature. I have the white, dirty white covers.

Same thing with black tire covers they will increase tire temperature in direct sun.
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I was thinking the black tank covers were not a good idea as black absorbs heat and white reflects. Yes the black covers don't get dirty as fast but they will increase tank temperature. I have the white, dirty white covers.

Same thing with black tire covers they will increase tire temperature in direct sun.
Before we purchased our TT I spoke directly with Jayco regarding the black tank covers. By law the tanks have to be a light reflecting color. While Black was standard I got the white covers for our tanks. Here in Az the outside of the TT gets to almost 150 in the sun, at about 185 you risk the propane relief valve opening. Good think is propane has a fairly small window of mixture to ignite. An open valve would dilute with the air and will not ignite. After about, I think 11% propane to air mixture you can't ignite propane. It is not like natural gas or gasoline fumes.
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