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Old 03-07-2016, 04:01 PM   #1
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Leaking propane hose

Having a problem with propane hose leaking around where it connects to 20 lb propane tank , I have a American exchange tank and new hose, have tightened
large plastic connector as tight as I can ,has anyone had this problem. I have not had any problems in the year I've owned my Jayco with any other exchange tanks. I was wondering if there better propane hoses that would seal better.the hose I bought was a Camco heavy duty Olympian . Thanks to any response I GET
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You could have a damaged O-ring. If you have kids use old fashioned bubbles and apply a little bubble juice to the various components. Where the bubbles apear is where the leak is coming from.

Being a tank exchange tank, you could have a damaged tank. I have numerous friends that are cops and fire fighters they all say do not use tank exchanges, as you do not know how they are maintained, drug users modify tanks. A couple of them have said the only propane tank fires they have been to involve tank exchanges.

Having a propane tank filled will cost a lot less than a tank exchange. Around here a 20# tank cost me $12.96 to fill, and most tank exchanges cost $18 to$22 dollars. Where I have my tank filled, also does tank exchanges too, $22, why would someone waste their money when it's no more work or time to have it filled.
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The hose are suppose to be universal. Did you use soapy water the find the leak or is it so bad you hear it? If it is the tank end connection check both mating surfaces for debris and there should be a small O ring on the brass hose tip.
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I was very surprised to learn that many exchange propane tanks are NOT filled. Therefore you are paying even more for the actual propane than you may think. I have my tanks filled at a local rental place. As stated earli3er, much less expensive per pound than the exchange.
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Having a problem with propane hose leaking around where it connects to 20 lb propane tank , I have a American exchange tank and new hose, have tightened
large plastic connector as tight as I can ,has anyone had this problem. I have not had any problems in the year I've owned my Jayco with any other exchange tanks. I was wondering if there better propane hoses that would seal better.the hose I bought was a Camco heavy duty Olympian . Thanks to any response I GET
I had the same problem. My trailer is almost 2 years old. The rubber pieces where the large plastic connector connects to the rubber hose was leaking on both tanks. Luckily I figured that out before a trip. I had to buy those pieces from the local dealer as they could not get my trailer in fast enough to get them replaced under warranty. Pretty easy to replace. As someone else said, just put some soapy water on the lines and turn on the tanks to pressurize the lines.

Note: don't do this with any chance of an open flame nearby.
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With your own tanks you know what you have. With the exchange tanks seems everybody agrees that you don't know if they are damaged or seals are bad or even they can be filled with less propane. Some they call it convenience the exchange system.
Have always a soapy spray bottle ready for leaks at the connection. I want to use the propane not let in evaporate.
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Having a problem with propane hose leaking around where it connects to 20 lb propane tank , I have a American exchange tank and new hose, have tightened
large plastic connector as tight as I can ,has anyone had this problem. I have not had any problems in the year I've owned my Jayco with any other exchange tanks. I was wondering if there better propane hoses that would seal better.the hose I bought was a Camco heavy duty Olympian . Thanks to any response I GET
My 2016 is leaking in this same spot. I am going to see if Jayco will replace the hose under warrany as there is no reason for this to be leaking so soon. My last trailer had 10yr old hoses that didn't leak.
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My 2016 is leaking in this same spot. I am going to see if Jayco will replace the hose under warrany as there is no reason for this to be leaking so soon. My last trailer had 10yr old hoses that didn't leak.
Well, I tried but Jayco wouldn't replace the hose. The leak is so bad it will bleed out an entire tank in less than a day. I just bought a new hose and replaced.

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Most propane hose & fittings are POS from China. I have already replaced the hoses from my 2015 unit. That's just the deal now-a days. I replace both lines every spring when I de-winterize.
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here's my 2 cents worth. Take the exchange tank back where you got it and tell them it's defective and see if you can't get your money back. Go out and buy new propane tanks and get them filled and refilled when the time comes. I WILL NEVER USE AN EXCHANGE PROPANE TANK. Every year we have LP fires that have one thing in common...exchange tanks. You don't know there past history and use. I'm not saying your hose may not be the problem, but I know from experience what these tanks can do. 15 years in the fire service, 12 years as a fire investigator and state certified fire safety inspector. Don't forget to always check you line and fittings with soapy water. Safe and happy camping.
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