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Old 05-04-2014, 07:25 PM   #1
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Gas system question

We have a Jayco Skylark that we store for 6 months. As part of the winterize/storage routine I turn off the propane tanks at the tanks. I do not drain the gas lines. In the spring I open the valves and have to hold down the light button on the stove for quite a while before any gas flows out of the burner to light. I can hear flow, but it seems to be just air. There are no leaks in the system. I have spoken to oter RV owners and they experience the same thing.

Where does the gas go over the winter?

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Old 05-04-2014, 07:35 PM   #2
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:33 AM   #3
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Most likely is passes through the walls of the hoses or whatever just like air leaks out of a party balloon. The same thing would happen if you turned the natural gas off at your lake cottage and tried to fire it up 4 months later. Don't lose any sleep at all over this matter.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:18 AM   #4
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The lines depressurized over winter and filled with air. Try lighting the stove, it will take a bit to purge the air out. General rule for us, is the propane tanks are always connected to the HTT unless they are being filled.
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