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Old 02-05-2016, 09:27 PM   #11
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Assuming your talking about the good 'ol two burner Coleman propane camp stove... The answer is NO. It cannot be tied into the gas lines on an RV.

I experimented with this last year. I had the bright idea to take the regulator off the connector tube and weld on a 1/4" male fitting in its place. I connected that to a hose and then to the manifold under my TT, beneath the fridge (no QD fittings.) When I lit the burner, the flame was so small that I could not see it at dusk - only feel it. Only then did I read that huge sticker on the lid of the stove, the one that says it runs on 20PSI - DOH!

So, what happened?- The regulator on the RV which attaches to your Propane tank reduces the pressure to 11"W.C. (or about .4 PSI.) This is the pressure that is required by all the appliances in the R.V. It cannot support the demand of the Coleman stove. The only appliances that can be "modified" to accept the QD fitting on an RV are ones which utilize the same pressure. Typically, this means an appliance which has the regulator that screws onto your propane tank.
And that is exactly why you can't buy an off-the-shelf hose for this. No licensed gas fitter is going to mix low pressure and high pressure fittings on a single hose. No vendor would risk selling such a hose commercially. Maybe you can find someone who will do it for you, and maybe you can do it yourself, but I sure wouldn't trust a home-made propane hose. I have exactly the same grill (well mine is red), and prefer it T'd off the main tanks which also lets me locate it away from the trailer and not under the awning canopy.
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:24 PM   #12
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For the Coleman LXE, you simply take two vise grips and remove the regulator. Then purchase some fittings. The stove then goes from low pressure to low pressure and the quick connect hose is low pressure too. I have done this set up and the LXE works just fine. Been using it for three years this way. I actually bought another regulator so I can either use the TT's quick connect gas, or spin on the OEM regulator and use the little green bottle when I want to - when I'm at home and want to grill in the back yard.
We use the LXE as a stove ( to make coffee or soup or fry eggs), as a grill (to grill chops, steaks, burgers) and as a griddle (to make hash browns, pancakes, etc). Very versatile.

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Here is the youtube video for how to make the coleman lxe connection to an rv low pressure quick connect:
http://youtu.be/cq9yZ6y-H2s

And Here are some links for the parts needed:
Tejas smokers: they are familiar with this modification. When I talked to the rep on the phone, he asked if I had seen the youtube video, as he said several people have ordered these fittings to convert their coleman. parts 120ba (1/8 to 1/4 adapter) and x115b (1/4 elbow)
http://www.tejassmokers.com/products/brassfittings.htm
Amazon: quick connect male fitting
http://www.amazon.com/Camco-59903-Pr...gy_auto_text_y
Amazon quick connect 10 foot hose: http://www.amazon.com/Camco-57282-Pr...t+propane+hose
And that should do it! Good luck.
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For the Coleman LXE, you simply take two vise grips and remove the regulator. Then purchase some fittings. The stove then goes from low pressure to low pressure and the quick connect hose is low pressure too. I have done this set up and the LXE works just fine. Been using it for three years this way. I actually bought another regulator so I can either use the TT's quick connect gas, or spin on the OEM regulator and use the little green bottle when I want to - when I'm at home and want to grill in the back yard.
We use the LXE as a stove ( to make coffee or soup or fry eggs), as a grill (to grill chops, steaks, burgers) and as a griddle (to make hash browns, pancakes, etc). Very versatile.

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Here is the youtube video for how to make the coleman lxe connection to an rv low pressure quick connect:
http://youtu.be/cq9yZ6y-H2s

And Here are some links for the parts needed:
Tejas smokers: they are familiar with this modification. When I talked to the rep on the phone, he asked if I had seen the youtube video, as he said several people have ordered these fittings to convert their coleman. parts 120ba (1/8 to 1/4 adapter) and x115b (1/4 elbow)
http://www.tejassmokers.com/products/brassfittings.htm
Amazon: quick connect male fitting
http://www.amazon.com/Camco-59903-Pr...gy_auto_text_y
Amazon quick connect 10 foot hose: http://www.amazon.com/Camco-57282-Pr...t+propane+hose
And that should do it! Good luck.


I think the catalog numbers at the Tejas Smokers link may have changed, but I'm sure they still have the parts you need, which are specified above.
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Old 02-06-2016, 03:34 PM   #14
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Or just buy the propane adapter from Camping World that has the regulator and quick disconnect all in one. $16.00 on CC website.
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Old 02-07-2016, 11:24 AM   #15
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Or just buy the propane adapter from Camping World that has the regulator and quick disconnect all in one. $16.00 on CC website.
Not sure exactly what is being referred to here, but I've never seen or heard of a stock adaptor that will work coming off the low-pressure quick connect and tie to a Coleman LXE, with its proprietary fittings.

If you want to come straight off the propane tanks sure, you can do that, but not off the low pressure line located near the rear of the travel trailer.
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Old 02-07-2016, 11:45 PM   #16
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this Propane Adapter Tee - Mr. Heater F273751 - Propane Accessories - Camping World

and this hose Stansport 10' Hose - Connects Appliance to Distribution Post - Walmart.com
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:39 AM   #17
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There's been lots of input here, but I think some of it has missed the goal of my original question. Please let me re-state the issue:
  1. My new 23RLSW has an LP quick-connect fitting for an external grill, along with a grill mount on the side of the TT.
  2. I would like to hook up my Coleman LXE grill to that quick connect. The Coleman has its own regulator, which would not be needed in this scenario.
  3. I would like to find an adapter/hose for this purpose rather than make my own (which I can certainly do).
  4. Yes, I could run a tee and hose directly off the trailer's propane tanks, but that kinda defeats the whole concept of using the existing LOW pressure quick connect that Jayco has so nicely provided for me already.

Thanks to all for your ideas and suggestions!

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Old 02-08-2016, 09:29 AM   #18
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I'm not familiar with what Jayco provides, picture of their fitting and location?
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Old 02-08-2016, 11:08 AM   #19
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As previously stated, I have NEVER seen anything stock that will work, this question has been asked for years on this and other camping forums and making your own is the only solution that I've ever found on any forum. If you do a search on Coleman LXE quick connect on this forum, or on RV net, you will see many discussions and a couple of ways to do it yourself. Coleman uses proprietary fittings that don't match up to any hoses. But you can buy a few adapters and use the Camco quick connect hose from Amazon (which has the correct fittings on each end to tie to your TT quick connect and to the adaptor you add to the LXE) that I linked to above and it will work fine. In other words, there are no modification you need to make to the hose itself.
Links in my above post will get you all the parts you need and the video will show you how to do it.
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Old 02-08-2016, 02:21 PM   #20
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I do not think you will find anything that will hook to the quick disconnect on your camper. Only "RV" type grills that do not have a regulator. Sorry. I too wish one could be made.
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